Grilled Mac & Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

by Tonya Staab

This grilled mac and cheese with bacon sandwich is perfect for busy weeknights and weekend fun and will be loved by kids (and big kids too).

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are mine.

Grilled cheese, mac & cheese, and bacon are staple shopping items and go-to quick and easy meals in our house.

So I decided to combine them all into a yummy on the go meal, because often, as parents, we are busy shuttling kids from one thing to another, and I don’t know about you, but we are sometimes out over times we would normally be eating a meal.

So I give you the Grilled Mac & Cheese with Bacon Sandwich.

girl holding a food basket containing a bacon with mac & cheese sandwich

One of the great things about this sandwich is you can whip it up in under 20 minutes, wrap it, pop it into a container with carrots and milk and jump in the car. No drive-thru required.

These are so quick and easy to make, and of course delicious.

a box of horizon organic mac & cheese

I did cook the bacon in small batches because I knew the kids wouldn’t let me make and photograph the dish without jumping up and down demanding bacon immediately.

girl holding a food basket containing a bacon with mac & cheese sandwich

Bacon with Mac & Cheese Grilled Sandwich

This grilled mac and cheese with bacon sandwich is perfect for busy weeknights and weekend fun, and will be loved by kids (and big kids too). Eat & Drink mac & cheese sandwich, horizon organic, bacon sandwich, best grilled sandwich European Print This
Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 box Horizon Organic Macaroni & Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Horizon Organic Reduced Fat Milk
  • 2 tbs + 1tbs extra Horizon Organic Unsalted Butter
  • 3 pieces of bacon per sandwich
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread per sandwich

Sides:

  • 1 Horizon Organic Lowfat Plain Milk Box
  • Carrot Sticks

Instructions

  1. Turn on a couple of hot plates - one to grill the bacon, and another to boil the water for the mac & cheese.  
  2. While the water is boiling and the bacon is grilling cut up your carrots.
  3. Butter your bread.
  4. Immediately after the mac & cheese and bacon are cooked, place bread butter side down on the grill for a couple of minutes.
  5. Top one non-grilled side with mac & cheese and bacon and then place the top on.
  6. Slice on a diagonal with a sharp knife ... don't forget to pick up all of the little bits of mac & cheese that fall out and eat them before the kids see.
  7. Wrap your sandwich up in parchment paper - this will help keep the mac & cheese contained in the sandwich and not all over the person eating it.

Recipe: by Tonya Staab tonyastaab.com

One box of mac & cheese will make approximately 5 sandwiches - depending on the size of the bread you use and how much filling you add.

bread, carrot sticks, and bacon on a counter to make lunch
bread buttered to make sandwiches
grilled sandwich with bacon and mac & cheese in it

Place the sandwich into a container with carrot sticks and a milk box and away you go. Don’t forget a napkin.

bacon mac & cheese sandwiches, milk box, and carrots in a food container

Want more delicious Horizon Mac & Cheese recipes?

Click on over to the Horizon MAC-N-ATOR, the mac-n-cheese recipe generator where you can input simple ingredients you already have at home and the MAC-N-ATOR will generate a mac & cheese recipe for you using Horizon Mac & Cheese. Also check out the MAC-N-ATOR on Pinterest.

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