Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ham and Bacon Recipe


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There’s just something about a grilled cheese sandwich that is totally comforting.

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Like a giant hug from your grandmother when you had a really rough day or a warm, cuddly quilt on a rainy afternoon, grilled cheese sandwiches just feel good.

The other night as we were driving home, I asked my husband what his definition of the perfect grilled cheese sandwich would be.

After a few minutes, he gave me a very detailed answer of the perfect grilled cheese sandwich in his book.

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His description had me craving his version of a grilled cheese sandwich right then and there. I couldn’t wait to get home to make it for him.

Here’s his version:

The bread should either be Texas Toast or a soft white bread. The sandwich should have a light smear of mayonnaise on one side of one piece of bread. The other slice of bread should have a smear of butter.

Then, layer on slices of really good cheese, then slices of ham, topped with slices of cooked bacon.

Add the sandwich to a cast iron skillet that has a couple of pats of butter melted in it.

Gently press the sandwich down as it begins to cook, making sure all of the ingredients get nice and mingled.

After a few minutes when one side of the sandwich becomes lightly toasted, flip it over to toast the other side.

Then, remove the sandwich and slice it diagonally.

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Now, doesn’t that description make your mouth water, too?

As I made his sandwich, I used Cracker Barrel® Sharp Cheddar Cheese that I cut into thin slices. The rich, full flavor of the sharp cheddar cheese works perfectly with the smokey flavors from the ham and bacon.

As you know, I’m working with Cracker Barrel® Cheese over the next few months developing recipes and sharing about their premium, high quality product. Since Cracker Barrel® Cheese is easily accessible in your local grocery store, it makes it easy to pick up award-winning cheeses that I am proud to feed my family. The cheeses are always consistent in quality and richness, and the flavors are amazing.

Here’s the recipe for my husband’s perfect grilled cheese sandwich. I’d love to know what’s on yours?

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ham and Bacon Recipe

4 from 1 vote
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ham and Bacon makes a perfect, comforting quick-fix meal.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 slices Texas Toast or soft white bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice cooked ham
  • 2 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Assemble sandwich by first smearing mayonnaise on one side of one slice of bread. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of softened butter onto one side of the other slice of bread. Layer cheese, ham, and bacon onto the side of bread with butter spread onto it. Top with second slice of bread with mayonnaise side toward bacon.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat and add a tablespoon of butter to the skillet to melt. Once butter has melted, add sandwich and toast until golden brown. Flip sandwich, adding additional butter if needed. Toast until second side of sandwich is golden brown. Remove from skillet and slice in half, diagonally.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 170mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. Diane {Created by Diane} says:

    oh I just love that you made this with Texas Toast, yummy!

  2. Jenna says:

    This looks so amazing! Love the spicy flavor

  3. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Ham and bacon was all I needed to see here 😉 this looks awesome!

  4. Daisy Ray@ flowers, fruit and fun says:

    4 stars
    Looks good! Cracker Barrel is a really good restarant, I’ve never tried their cheese though!

  5. ashley - baker by nature says:

    I love the double pork in this sandwich!

  6. Leslie says:

    I have yet to try Cracker Barrel cheese…shame on me! Your sammie looks ooooey, gooey yummy!

  7. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    These are the perfect comfort food!

  8. Amy says:

    This looks wonderful! I think a grilled cheese sounds perfect right now.

  9. Jackie says:

    Hi Robyn

    Did you bake a ham to use in this recipe.

  10. Winnie says:

    This is making me drool! I love CB cheese, especially their extra sharp cheddar. I have made grilled cheese with ham, but never ham and bacon together, I think you hit it outside the park. My hubby will be very happy when I make these for him. Thank you!