Sourdough, Herb, and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Updated: Aug 22
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There are a lot of people who claim to have the best grilled cheese, but let me just say that I’ve been to a Grilled Cheese Food Truck Festival, and this grilled cheese tops ALL the ones I tried at the festival! So there you have it!
Joking aside, this grilled cheese really is DELICIOUS! And the perfect super quick dinner on a cold night. It’s the perfect comfort food and pairs great with tomato soup.
Personally, I like to make my own sourdough bread. It takes some practice, but it’s well worth the effort to make your own! See my post here for how to start your own starter. I like to make my own as I can control the quality of flour, and I know there are no nasty additives like gums in my bread. Making your own does mean that it goes stale quicker than a store-bought loaf. Since it’s just my husband and me, we pre-slice our bread and then freeze it. Whenever we want a piece of toast or a sandwich, we pull out a few pieces and toast them.
In my opinion, what really puts this grilled cheese over the top is the addition of dried herbs. Herbs bring a whole new depth of flavor that is hard to beat! I always try to dry as many herbs from my summer garden as possible to have on hand in the winter. I’m talking jars and jars of dried oregano, basil, thyme, dill, chives, parsley, and whatever else I get a good harvest of! Growing your own herbs is so cheap and easy! A dehydrator makes this job so much easier, but if you’re not ready to invest in one yet, simply tie up a little bunch of herbs and hang them to dry somewhere!
Dried herbs (Basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, chives, and dried garlic are my favorites, but don’t be scared to adjust according to what you like!)
Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
Unsalted butter (room temperature)
How to make it:
Heat a pan on medium-low (I prefer a cast iron skillet)
Cook the bacon to the consistency you like. Set aside on a paper towel for now.
Lightly butter the outside of the bread, and assemble the sandwich (buttered sides out). To assemble the sandwich, add the munster cheese, one layer of bacon, the parmesan cheese, and then generously sprinkle herbs on top of the parmesan.
Note: Cheese is needed on both sides of the bacon so that the sandwich does not fall apart.
Drain the grease out of the pan, and set the sandwich in the pan.
Cook on medium-low until both sides are light brown. The goal here is to cook it low enough that the bread does not burn and the cheese melts.
What really determines this sandwich is the quality of the ingredients. For that reason, I would suggest getting high-quality bread (or make your own), bacon, and cheese. The quality of the cheese might be the most important!
If you’ve made your own loaf of sourdough, be sure to slice the bread thinly. This helps everything cook much more evenly and makes the sandwich easier to eat.
And that's it! How to make a delicious sourdough, herb and bacon grilled cheese sandwich! Let me know in the comments what you think about this recipe!