You can’t go wrong with a classic grilled cheese. But if you have a little extra time on your hands while frying one up, there are a few additions that can make it even better. Bacon? A game-changer for sure. Dill pickle and bacon? Once you try this delicious-tasting combination, you’ll never go back.
So, get ready to say hello to your new favorite way to enjoy golden brown, buttery bread and ooey-gooey melted cheese. Between the crispy bacon and the addition of some salty, juicy pickles, your life (and lunch) will be forever changed for the better.
You have the Spend With Pennies blog to thank for your new food obsession. The recipe walks you through how to stack cheddar cheese, cooked bacon, large pickle slices and mozzarella cheese between slices of buttered bread to yield the perfect blend of buttery, salty, crunchy and cheesy:
Mouth-wateringly good, isn’t it?
There’s also this fancy version from the blog Little Dairy On The Prairie, which uses a baguette to create the sandwich. This recipe skips the bacon, but still has plenty of cheese, butter and pickles. It also suggests sprinkling on a healthy serving of dill weed (an herb similar to parsley) for added flavor:
If you really want to take your new favorite sandwich to the next level, you’ll use the dill pickle and bacon grilled cheese as a base for what will become a full-on Bloody Mary grilled cheese sandwich.
This version from the Wickles Pickles brand details how you can soak your bread in a Bloody Mary mixture (similar to the process of making French toast) and layer pickles, bacon, tomatoes, hot sauce and more to create a sandwich version of your favorite brunch cocktail.
The recipe suggests using Wickles Pickles brand of okra as the salty veggie in the sandwich, but you can easily substitute a pickle (or use both!) when you make this for yourself:
If you’re looking for the perfect drink to accompany a pickle-filled grilled cheese, you could definitely prepare a Bloody Mary — especially if you’ve already got a Bloody Mary sandwich prepared. But if you go a simpler route with your sandwich, might we suggest a dill pickle vodka martini to go with it?
The recipe from Rhubarbarians walks you through the steps to mixing dill pickle juice-infused vodka and extra dry vermouth to create a cheers-worthy cocktail:
Whether you whip up a pickle grilled cheese and cocktail combo for brunch, lunch or dinner, mealtime will never be the same again!