These grilled cheese roll ups are fun, easy, versatile and outrageously delicious!
Grilled cheese enthusiasts I make no apologies, these are cute as heck and you know it 🤣. If you’re looking for a funky way to serve up a classic cheese and bacon toasty you’ve come to the right place. Follow me…
Preparing Grilled Cheese Rolls Ups
These are horrendously easy to make. In fact, you’ve probably got all the ingredients on hand ready to go!
What Bread to use?
You’ll need to use soft white sandwich bread. Today is not the day for fancy bread, it needs to be pliable enough to roll without cracking. I also recommend fairly thick slices for the same reason.
What Cheese to use?
Cheddar works great here, as does other melty cheese like Monterey Jack/Mozzarella. Main thing is you want it finely grated, just so it doesn’t cause lumps and bumps in the roll ups.
Do I have to add Bacon?
Nope! You could sub some wafer thin ham if you wanted. That or just leave it out completely and stick with a plain cheese version!
Process shots: slice off crusts (photo 1), roll thin (photo 2&3), add cheese (photo 4), add bacon (photo 5), brush the end with melted butter (photo 6), tightly but carefully roll (photo 7), brush with melted butter (photo 8).
Cooking Grilled Cheese Rolls Ups
When it comes to cooking the roll ups, pan frying is your best bet. I tested pan frying these two ways: 1. brushing the roll ups with butter and 2. just melting butter straight into the pan. I found that when I add them to a pan of melted butter they just soaked up a load straight away and ended up frying in a dry pan as you rotated them. The butter also began to burn towards the end of cooking.
When brushing them directly with butter they seemed to keep their shape better and crisped up slightly more evenly.
Can I bake these?
I did actually try these in the oven and they didn’t come out too badly. However by the time the outside crisped up the cheese leaked out quite a bit. That and the edges of the bacon ended up burning! As such I recommend pan frying.
The main thing to ensure they don’t unravel is placing them seam-side-down into the pan to help ‘glue’ the roll ups shut.
Process shots: add to hot pan seam-side down (photo 1), fry and rotate until golden and crispy all over (photo 2).
Serving Grilled Cheese Rolls Ups
I usually serve these in two different contexts – either with soup (my favourites are Tomato Soup and Veggie Soup) or as part of a breakfast set up (with runny egg yolk for mopping up!). You could just serve them as finger food with your favourite dip though if you fancied.
Looking for more cheese and bacon goodness? Check out my Cheese and Bacon Turnovers!
For more fun roll ups check out my Avocado Chicken Roll Ups!
Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these bacon grilled cheese roll ups shall we?!
How to make Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups (Full Recipe & Video)
Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
- Bread Knife
- Fine Cheese Grater
- Non-Stick Pan & Tongs
- Rolling Pin
- Brush (for butter)
Ingredients (check list):
- 8 thick slices of Soft White Bread (see notes)
- 5oz / 150g Cheddar, finely grated (see notes)
- 8 thin slices of Bacon, cooked to preference (could sub wafer thin ham, or leave out completely)
- 2 tbsp Butter, melted (or as needed)
- Take a piece of bread and slice off the crusts. Use a rolling pin to flatten, then sprinkle with a couple of pinches of cheese (leave a tiny bit at the end to brush with butter).
- Add a slice of bacon to the edge closest to you (optional). Brush the very end with melted butter, then tightly but carefully roll. Leave seam-side-down then repeat.
- Once you've made all the roll ups, brush them all over with butter then place seam-side-down in a dry pan over medium heat. Use your tongs to rotate them until they're golden/crispy all over with the cheese just starting to leak out (you may need to do this in batches).
- Serve with soup or as part of a savoury breakfast!
Quick 1 min demo!
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