We went out to dinner one night and tried a bacon and brussels sprout flatbread. It was so good, I had to recreate it at home!
dough, this is actually the same recipe for the BBQ Chicken flat bread, but now I make all the dough, and then separate it into two halves. Roll one half out and freeze the other half until next time. This allows the dough to be even thinner and more crispy.
4 slices of bacon
~ 8 frozen brussels sprouts, thawed and quartered
1 large garlic clove, minced
Preheat oven to 450°
Roll out the dough and place on greased baking sheet
Cook the dough for about 8 minutes.
While the dough is in the oven, heat a large skillet on medium.
Cook the bacon until it’s how you like it. I prefer mine to be crispy. Chop or tear apart into pieces after it has cooled down.
Save a little bit of the bacon grease in the pan and add the brussels sprouts, garlic and pepper to taste.
Saute for about 5 minutes, and then set aside.
Remove the dough from the oven and carefully flip over. Leave the oven on.
Place a layer of parmesan cheese on the bread, followed by the bacon, brussels sprouts and more cheese. The amount of cheese to add is whatever your personal preference.
It’s no secret by now that I LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches. I probably should have a category just for all the grilled cheeses I have made. I made a bacon, tomato grilled cheese and ate with tomato soup and it was delicious. But how can you go wrong with melted cheese and bacon?
2 slices of bread
1 slice Muenster cheese
1 slice Colby Jack cheese
2 pieces of bacon cut in half
2 slices of tomato
Fry up the bacon, I like to get it out of the pan something between limp but still cooked and so crispy that it crumbles easily.
Heat up the pan to medium heat
Butter one side of each piece of bread
Place one slice of bread butter side down onto the hot pan
Put one slice of cheese followed by the bacon, then the tomatoes and then the other slice of cheese on the bread
Put the other piece of bread on your sandwich, butter side up
Flip the sandwich over, after the bread is a nice brown color on the bottom and the cheese closest to the pan is melted
Remove the sandwich from the pan after the other side is brown and cheese is melted
*If it seems like your bread is browning before the cheese has melted, try turning down the heat and placing a lid over the pan for a minute to help the cheese melt faster.
Made a delicious grilled cheese this weekend. It’s my version of a kind of grilled cheese fancy BLT combo. I’m glad it was good too because I have a battle wound from it! But that’s not out of the ordinary for me. I’m a bit of a klutz. I burned my arm on the pan in my closet sized kitchen. Guess I needed more space to stand and watch the cheese melt on my sandwich. 🙂
awkward picture of the burn on my arm
I like to sear the prosciutto a bit first so it’s cooked. I treat it likes it’s bacon.
Butter two slices of bread on one side.
On medium heat, place a piece of bread, butter side on the pan.
Next, place prosciutto, tomato slices, sprinkle the arugula over it and finally the cheese slice or slices, followed by the other piece of bread butter side up.
Cook until butter on bottom of bread is a nice brown color, a few minutes
Carefully, flip the sandwich and cook until that piece of bread is a nice brown color and the cheese has melted
The great thing about this is, it is so versatile. Many ingredients can be swapped for another. Grilled cheese is probably my favorite sandwich!