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 all mine.

Grilled cheese, mac & cheese, and bacon are staple 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.

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

Ingredients:

Note: one box of mac & cheese will make approximately 5 sandwiches – depending on the size of the bread you use of course, and how much filling you add.

  • 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

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

Horizon Mac & Cheese recipe

You can do most of this at the same time, so turn on a couple of hot plates – one to grill the bacon, and another to boil the water for the mac & cheese.  Although, 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.

While the water is boiling and the bacon is grilling cut up your carrots.

Horizon mac & cheese sandwich recipe

And then butter your bread.

Horizon mac & cheese sandwich recipe

Immediately after the mac & cheese and bacon are cooked, place bread butter side down on the grill for a couple of minutes.

Top one non-grilled side with mac & cheese and bacon and then place the top on.

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.

Food On The Go: Grilled Mac & Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

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.

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

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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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