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Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Seriously, y’all.
I’m not teasing.
The title is not misleading.
I am about to share a recipe with y’all that combines all the best of a Loaded Baked Potato with the homey, delicious comfort of a grilled cheese sandwich
When I say thatI’m about to bestow a gift upon y’all, I’m not even remotely kidding.

I have been converted.

I was not a believer.

She changed me.  She made me see the light.  The ooey – gooey – carby- zingy – comforting – tonguegasmic light

She did this with one post.

 

Before now, there’s no reality in which I would have envisioned sour cream being included in a grilled cheese sandwich – and I’ve covered the National Grilled Cheese Invitational which had everything from truffle oil – bacon grease – peeps – pound cake – jalapenos – banana bread and more.

I have a new favorite grilled cheese.

A grilled cheese that has flavors I would never have thought to combine.

Sour Cream – Green Onions – Bacon – Potato Bread – Sharp Cheddar and Sour Cream

 

I have to admit, while searching for a grilled cheese recipe for this month’s CCC, I was overwhelmed and frustrated.

Don’t get me wrong, there were some truly delicious sounding recipes for things like Jalapeno popper grilled cheese and pepperoni pizza grilled cheese , but I’d made versions of them all before.

I wanted something POW. BOOM. TONGUEGASMIC.

I more than found it in this Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe from Galley Kitchen.

The first time that I made it, I was more than skeptical – I almost skipped the potato bread and went with the Texas Toast that was already in my kitchen.  (Thank the kitchen gods that I didn’t)

 

This sandwich is unbelievable.

It will capture you, wrap you up, hold you in its warm, gooey, comforting, deliciously tonguegasmic embrace and never let  you go.

Seriously, y’all.

Take a moment and just embrace the idea of the miraculous ingredients that make up this tonguegasmic delight.

Smoky, salty bacon, cool creamy sour cream, zingy fresh green onions, rich, flavor packed sharp cheddar cheese surrounded by perfectly golden buttery toasted potato bread.  Please, for the love of all things holy, do not forget the potato bread.  Do NOT skimp on these simple ingredients.

If your family is lucky and you’re making bacon for breakfast, bake the bacon in the oven so it is crisp and delicious – set aside 2 slices for each sandwich.

Lay out 2 slices of potato bread and lightly spread each slice with sour cream, top each slice with a slice of good sharp cheddar cheese.

Snap the bacon slices in half and lay them on top of one cheese and sour cream covered slice of potato bread, sprinkle the other half with chopped green onions. (bacon slice covered halves not shown)

 

Press the two deliciously decorated slices together and then spread butter onto the outside of the sandwich.

Lay on a hot sizzling griddle and cook until golden, toasty brown and the insides are sizzling, melty and oh my holy hell you just can’t resist any longer.

BUT WAIT.

You MUST.

There is a golden rule to perfect grilled cheese sandwiches.

You MUST set them aside and let them rest for a few minutes before cutting or eating, if you cut them too soon, they’re just a giant mess.

This sandwich is worth waiting for, but don’t torture yourself by waiting to long.  Go ahead, print this out and go to the store.  Make these today, and tomorrow, and next week.  Trust me, once you make these – you’ll make them again.

I can’t believe that a sandwich can taste like a piping hot loaded baked potato, but it can, and it’s so worth the 20 minutes… trust me.

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Original Recipe
  • 4 slices country potato bread
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 1-2 TBSP chopped green onions
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • butter

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat a griddle or flat iron skillet to 350°F
  2. Lay out 4 slices of potato bread
  3. Spread a thin layer of sour cream onto each slice of potato bread
  4. Top each slice of potato bread with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese
  5. Place bacon onto two of the slices of bread (one half of each sandwich)
  6. Sprinkle each slice of potato bread with chopped green onions
  7. Put the sandwiches together
  8. Spread butter onto the outsides of both sandwiches
  9. Place on the griddle (hot surface) and cook until toasty and golden brown and the insides are sizzling, melting, gooey and you can barely wait to dive in.
  10. remove the sandwiches from the hot griddle and set on a vented surface (cookie cooling rack etc) for a few minutes
  11. Serve.
  12. Pause for a moment of silence and reverence for the life changing event you have just encountered.
  13. Continue.

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56 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! And even though I’m not a big fan of sour cream, I think I could handle it in this sandwich form 🙂

  2. I chose a Galley Kitchen recipe for mine too. She had some AMAZING sandwiches last month! I couldn’t believe it when I saw this one, but I had already made mine so it’s next up on my “must-make” list. Can’t wait to try it! Great choice!

    1. The timing was perfect, right? I was so happy she linked so many of her recipes up on my Monday linky! Gave me lots of options and a great place to search through!

  3. OM NOM NOM – that about sums it up 🙂

    Stopping by from CCC #7 – stumbled, pinned, Fb’d, tweeted, and voted for your grilled cheese!

  4. I LOVE it. I saw another version somewhere else (Closet Cooking I think) that actually had potatoes in the sandwich.

    This looks much easier, and so so tasty. Can’t wait to give it a go! I’m sandwich #5

    -Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

    1. Krystal – I saw someone posted that! I am loving all the different versions and fun recipes for GC that this challenge has brought! You have intrigued me and have my tastebuds tingling with your Spinach Artichoke Grilled cheese. That’s my favorite dip of all time.

  5. I love and miss potato bread- we don’t have that here in Calgary. I am such a potato person. No wonder with my German background lol

  6. I’m so honored you chose my loaded baked potato grilled cheese to feature! I thought about joining the cooking challenge this month, but after 30 grilled cheese sandwiches, I’m a little cheesed out.

    I never imagined there would come a day that I wouldn’t want more cheese.

  7. I’m obviously out of the cooking bloggy world loop because there are a lot of grilled cheese-ish sandwiches here. YUM! I need to find this bandwagon and jump on. Love me a good grilled cheese. Just ordered a pesto cheese from my CSA that I’m anticipating will be super yummy on a grilled cheese of some sort.

  8. I love the idea of this! Love that you use potato bread, and sour cream in this… so creative. Beautiful photo… I want this now! Bookmarking this beauty 🙂

    Desi
    #17

  9. This sandwich looks amazing! What a great flavor combination for a grilled cheese sandwich. I will have to add this to the list of all the grill cheese sandwiches I now have to try. Stopping by from CCC #9.

  10. Rachel, stop it. But don’t…you’re making me drool. I will never go hungry again!!! You just combined my two of my favorites…baked potatoes, and grilled cheese. nom nom nom nom

  11. This is a special kind of insanity I adore! As a grilled cheese fanatic all I can say is thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! I will be trying this out ASAP 🙂

  12. Hi Rachel
    Your loaded baked potato grilled cheese sandwich looks tasty
    You can submit your loaded baked potato grilled cheese sandwich pics on http://www.foodporn.net It is a food photography site where members can submit all food pictures that make readers hungry 🙂
    I am already hungry to see these photos btw, LOL

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