I saw that today was ‘National Grilled Cheese Day’, and the wheels started turning. Of course I had to participate! by now it’s no secret that I love cheese. I don’t think I’ve created a single recipe without it.
Someday I will though. I’ll go ahead and challenge myself to it.
I’m sorry, but it really does make everything taste better!
I went almost 9 months without eating cheese because I had terrible gallbladder problems during my pregnancy. I’d say it was the worst 9 months of my life, but my body was busy making the best thing that has ever happened to me. So I won’t, but it was tough. I just make up for lost time now. Haha!
Last weekend, while out of town visiting my Grandma, I made my Biscuits N’ Gravy Bake and a delicious Strawberry Pecan Fruit Salad. I asked my grandma why she wasn’t having any of the fruit salad, and she replied, “I’ll have some, it’s just fruit, right?” and my mom responded with, “Star never JUST does anything. There’s always some sort of twist or ultimate version” to which I replied, “YEP!” and we all enjoyed our breakfast, four generations of family women, together. 🙂
I promise there was a point to that, and the point is- This isn’t JUST a grilled cheese. This is…
ULTIMATE BACON GRILLED CHEESE!
First things first. Gather up these ingredients-
Barely half a TBS of Yogurt Spread/Light Butter
2 Slices Low Calorie/Low Point Wheat Bread (I used Trader Joe’s Sprouted Wheat)
4 TBS of some light or nonfat shredded cheddar and/or mozzarella (I used both)
3 slices fully cooked bacon (heated up and chopped)
2 TBS Hellman’s Light Mayonnaise (If you’re a miracle whip person, I’m sure it would work… but why are you a miracle whip person?!)
1 TBS dried minced/chopped onion
1 TSP Worcestersire Sauce (If you don’t have this, it’s fine but it really does add some good flavor!)
Chives (This is totally optional as I just wanted some color)
Add all the ingredients into a small bowl.
Mix up all the ingredients and let set for 1-2 minutes to let the dried onions absorb a little.
Butter your bread ever so slightly, just enough to say you did.
Pile on the cheese mixture and grill in a lightly sprayed skillet until it’s golden brown on each side and the cheese looks melted.
And you’re done!
And you have the best grilled cheese sandwich this side of the Mississippi.
Side Note: My sandwich came to 9 Smart Points, and it was SO worth it.
(It can be more or less depending on what cheese and bread you use)