Apr 20 2013

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30 Days of Grilled Cheese

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese month? An entire month devoted to that melty, cheesy goodness from childhood! As far as I’m concerned, every day can be grilled cheese day—I can’t get enough of it, even as an adult!

PB and J Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is nostalgia. Whether it got you through some lean times or was a simple meal gathering family around the table, the first bite will always remind you of the past, giving you a chance to relive it again and again. Your childhood lives on every time you have one.

Moms love Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese. I remember my mom ordering it at the deli counter when I was a child. We were always offered a slice of cheese each: a reward for good behavior yet unproven, a simple gesture of goodwill that we cherished. Sometimes we would savor it, other times devour it, but it has become part of the rituals remembered. Grocery shopping with mom just wasn’t the same without it. And I know that today, if I bring my kids with me to the deli counter, they, too, will be offered a slice of Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese. The tradition carries on with a new generation.

PB and J Grilled Cheese

I love a solid bread and cheese combo, but sometimes you have to mix it up a bit, and that’s exactly what I’m offering today. English muffins with crevices built to capture the gooey peanut butter and chunky bits of bacon jam oozing inside. Two slices of Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese to hold it all together with its melted creaminess. Acting as a peacemaker, it brings together seemingly opposing ingredients and makes everything work beautifully. This is a match made in heaven.

PB and J Grilled Cheese

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PB&J Grilled Cheese
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Serves: 1
  • 1 sandwich-size English muffin
  • 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons bacon jam
  • 2 slices Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  1. Split and lightly toast the English muffin just until the interior starts to get a little crispy, but not yet browned.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, spread the peanut butter over the interior of one half of the English muffin, the bacon jam over the interior of the other half.
  4. Lay the slices of cheese over one half of the English muffin and top with the other half.
  5. Add the butter to the pan and once it’s fully melted and starts bubbling, add the sandwich.
  6. Once the cheese starts to get a bit melty and the muffin is lightly browned, flip and repeat on the other side.
  7. Remove from pan once the other side is browned and the cheese is melted.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Land O’Lakes as part of the Kitchen PLAY Sidecar series. All opinions given are my own.

About the author

Carrie @ poet in the pantry

Carrie is a home baker and amateur photographer who dabbles in writing and poetry.


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  1. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    This is awesome!! I’m so glad to see others celebrating National grilled cheese month :)

    1. Carrie @ poet in the pantry

      How could anyone pass over celebrating grilled cheese? It’s simply too amazing to ignore!

  2. Kate | Food Babbles

    Get outta here!!!!! Bacon jam, peanut butter, cheese?!?! I am floored by the deliciousness and your creativity. Wow!

    1. Carrie @ poet in the pantry

      It was something I just couldn’t get out of my mind. Fortunately, it also tasted as good as I thought it would!

  3. Jayne

    I LOVE grilled cheese, whats better!?

    1. Carrie @ poet in the pantry

      Simple and sophisticated; quick and filling. It’s one of the most perfect things, isn’t it?

  4. Jim

    Now I love a good grilled cheese as much as the next person, but this seems like a really horrible thing to do to an otherwise innocent English muffin.

    1. Carrie @ poet in the pantry

      Ha! I can understand the skepticism, but once you try it, you’ll understand. ;)

  5. Jeff

    This grilled cheese looks phenomenal! Way to break down some of the common grilled cheese boundaries! I’m especially intrigued by the use of peanut butter, never heard of that before. Guess I’ll have to give it a shot!

  6. Amanda at TheCottonwoodJournals.com

    This looks amazing. Are you going to enter it in the Grilled Cheese Academy’s Recipe Showdown? http://grilledcheeseacademy.com

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