Whatever’s In The Fridge Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The amount of sandwich that you get when this is complete is way more than one person needs. This recipe is great for the super hungry man (or woman) in your life, or you can split it with your partner and serve it with a tasty side dish. When I make this for my kids, I usually just toss a banana or some french fries on their plate with their half sandwich and they are more than satisfied. Just a side note, the little ones don’t like the hot so much so I usually leave the hot sauce off. Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at The Pioneer Woman:

“Oooohh yeh. I’m lovin this one.”

This is a great grilled cheese adaptation from the original bread, butter, and cheese. Don’t be afraid to make it your own!



1 Tablespoon Land O’ Lakes Butter

1 whole Medium Onion, Halved And Sliced

4 slices Oscar Mayer Bacon, Cut In Half

2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise

Several Dashes Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

2 slices Sandwich Bread

3 whole Hard Boiled Eggs, Peeled And Sliced

Salt And Pepper, to taste

2 slices Cheese, Any Variety (I Used Swiss And Monterey Jack)

More Butter, For Grilling




Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook the onions low and slow for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove them to a place when they’re deep golden brown and soft.

Fry the bacon in the same skillet until slightly crisp. Remove to a paper towel to drain.

Combine the mayonnaise and the hot sauce and stir. Taste and add more hot sauce if needed.

Sprinkle the sliced eggs generously with salt and pepper.

To assemble, spread one side of each piece of bread with the spicy mayo. Build the sandwich however you wish: eggs, bacon, cheese, onions, more eggs, more cheese. Spread one side of the assembled sandwich with softened butter and put it butter-side down on a griddle or skillet over medium-low heat. Spread the top side with butter, then continue grilling the sandwich until the bread is golden and slightly crisp and the filling is warm/cheese is melted.

Cut in half with a sharp serrated knife and share with a loved one!




Quick Tip: Use ham instead of bacon.
Thanks again to The Pioneer Woman for this ultimate recipe.


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