Bacon grilled cheese is the star of the show today.
If you’re a grilled cheese lover, only you can appreciate the high-maintenance style of this grilled cheese. It’s off the charts.
And it comes with a soup dipper!
REJOICE FOR FALL.
This is a homemade version of a grilled cheese sandwich that I had over the summer on our michigan vacation. Actually, I think I’ve had it two years in a row!
That version is SUPER spicy, so I tamed it down a bit since I don’t love overly spicy things. To me, foods that are crazy spicy don’t have much taste – all I can taste is heat. Maybe I have the most sensitive taste buds in the world but I just don’t get covering every meal in hot sauce.
Tell me your thoughts! Am I alone? In my family, I’m pretty much alone on this one.
That grilled cheese has pickled jalapeños but I went ahead and used quick candied. You know I freak over the sweet + savory combo. Doing a quick version of the candied jalapeños takes a bit of heat out, even though we leave in the seeds.
Then we have a bacon jam. Smoky bacon jam! I’ve actually used this before on a grilled cheese and it might just be the most made grilled cheese here on the blog. You guys looooove it.
This is another one of those recipes that is my version of self-care. I mean, sure, it’s comfort food. But we tend to look at grilled cheese recipes as being a quick and easy way to get a meal in, even if it comfort food or something more indulgent than we usually enjoy.
With a recipe like this – one that tastes incredible, is ridiculously satisfying and on the majorly decadent side – I love taking my time to make it.
I mean, let’s be real. With two little kids, I barely take time to do ANYTHING. A lot of times we are rushing around or out the door, they always want things ten minutes ago and throwing working into that mix? It’s basically a race throughout the week to see if I can accomplish everything I need to.
Taking the time to make a treat like this is not only something I enjoy – but it gives us extras for other meals! Both the jalapeños and bacon jam stay great in the fridge for up to a week and can be used on so many other things!
Now for the fun part… a soup dipper!
If you have a copy of Seriously Delish, then you know I have a delish grilled cheese in there and you make a small batch potato soup to go with it. In this recipe, I made a half batch of my creamy cauliflower soup. But you could also do a batch of this tomato soup, or this sweet potato soup, this pumpkin bisque or this caramelized leek soup! Anything that is creamy and silky makes for the best dipper ever.
This almost seems like a basic or overdone grilled cheese combo in my brain. But I had to share because it.tastes.amazing. Like you won’t believe how delicious it is. And if you take the time to put it all together… you are my people.
Candied Jalapeño Bacon Grilled Cheese
Carbs with a side of carbs is just how I like it!