The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

The ultimate grilled cheese is loaded with a special Manwich sauce, bacon, guacamole, caramelized onions, peppers, and gooey cheese

*This is a sponsored post for Manwich, but the recipe, ideas and opinions are my own.


The ultimate grilled cheese is loaded with a special Manwich sauce, bacon, guacamole, caramelized onions, peppers, and gooey cheese



As you all know, family is incredibly important to me. I love the quote, “No other success can compensate for failure in the home” and we definitely try to live by that at our house. I love that Manwich  has started, “A Case of the Mandays with Manwich”. It’s the idea that if we can just take one day a week, Monday and try to eat together and play together as a family we will create stronger bonds within our families, and ultimately stronger schools, citizens, communities and a a stronger society. Seriously.


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The ultimate grilled cheese is loaded with a special Manwich sauce, bacon, guacamole, caramelized onions, peppers, and gooey cheese


Are you Raising a Contributing Member of Society?

I’ve talked before about 6 ways to raise a happy and confidant child, and I truly believe that it’s not about being a perfect parent, but about raising our children in a way that they can become their best selves, feel confident without the need for outside flattery, and be honest, hardworking members of their community. In the end isn’t that what really need more of in the world today? This Marriage and Family Fact sheet has a ton of great statistics on why families are central to the success of the world.

The ultimate grilled cheese is loaded with a special Manwich sauce, bacon, guacamole, caramelized onions, peppers, and gooey cheese


Families That Play Together Stay Together

I realize that not everyone has children, and that this is something that I’m ultra passionate about, but I’m pretty sure that a stronger family unit never has had negative affects on anyone. Lately we’ve been trying to play together more as a family. Once a week we have a yummy dinner, a little family counsel (we’ll discuss this at another time since this is already so long) and play time together. Each member of our family gets to take a turn picking an activity and we all do it no matter what. P’s activity lately has been hide and go seek. I don’t think it’s the game as much as laughing about how excited Little C is to play. In fact, that hour or two that we do this is a real hoot for all of us. It’s fun to watch the kids help each other and everyone drop everything just to be with each other. And guess what? We’ve actually had less bickering between the little ones and more help around the house.

Are you Willing to Have Your Own “Manday”?

So, what do you think? Are you willing to take one night a week to just be together as a family? Unplug from your devices, turn off the tv, enjoy a delicious meal together and create a stronger family?

The ultimate grilled cheese is loaded with a special Manwich sauce, bacon, guacamole, caramelized onions, peppers, and gooey cheese

We were and for one of our nights we decided to let the kids pick dinner and then all of us work in the kitchen together. The girls picked grilled cheese sandwiches and we had an absolute blast building our “Ultimate Grilled Cheese”. I used the original Manwich to create and Italian sausage sauce and it was DELICIOUS!! We then chose more favorite ingredients from each family member, cheeses, guacamole, bacon, caramelized onions, sauteed peppers, mustards, mayonnaise, and salsa. YEAH. BUDDY. It turned out ridiculously amazing, and we had such a fun time.

The ultimate grilled cheese is loaded with a special Manwich sauce, bacon, guacamole, caramelized onions, peppers, and gooey cheese


By the end of the night we were stuffed to the brim, and happy as a clam.

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Can Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Be Reheated?

The best method for reheating grilled cheese sandwiches is in a skillet.

Heat the skillet on medium high heat.

Add a little butter and when it has melted, add the sandwich.

Cover loosely, to hold the heat in but also to avoid steam building up.

Cook for about 2 1/2 minutes, flip sandwich and cook for another 2 1/2 minutes.

The bread will be crispy and the cheese will be melted and it will taste just like a fresh grilled cheese sandwich.


Can You Use Any Kind Of Bread For Grilled Cheese?


Although grilled cheese is most often made with white bread, you can use almost any bread you choose.

Here are some of the best breads for grilled cheese.

Sandwich Bread, Multigrain, Sourdough, English Muffin, Ciabatta, Pumpernickel, and Homestyle white.


Can A Grilled Cheese Sandwich Be Eaten Cold?

Grilled cheese sandwiches are perfectly ok to eat cold.


The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Yield: 3 or 4 sandwiches, depending on size

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
The ultimate grilled cheese is loaded with a special Manwich sauce, bacon, guacamole, caramelized onions, peppers, and gooey cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Texas Style White Bread
  • Bacon, Cooked
  • Guacamole
  • Caramelized Onions * see note
  • Sauteed Peppers
  • Colby Jack Cheese, sliced
  • butter for grilling

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 Lb Mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 Can Original Manwich
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped


  1. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add the Italian sausage and cook until browned and no longer raw, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 6-10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and basil the last minute of cooking and cook for the remainder.
  3. Add the Manwich sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

To Assemble

  1. Spread a layer of Manwich Italian Sausage sauce over one slice of bread.
  2. Top with caramelized onions, peppers, and guacamole.
  3. On another slice, place the cheese and bacon.
  4. Press the two halves together and butter the top of the sandwich.
  5. Heat a grill over medium heat and place the sandwich butter side down.
  6. Butter the new top of the sandwich and place a lid or second skillet over the sandwich to trap in the heat.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden and flip the sandwich replacing the lid once you've turned it over.
  8. Cook until golden and the cheese is melted, serve immediately.


Caramelizing onions is not hard. Just slice the onion, drizzle a little olive oil or butter in a pan over medium heat, add the onions and turn down to low. Let the onions slowly cook until golden.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving:Calories: 0 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g




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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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49 comments on “The Ultimate Grilled Cheese”

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  3. I adore grilled cheese sandwiches – thanks for the great ideas! 🙂


  5. Who doesn’t love Grilled Cheese!!!! It’s the first thing I made on my own as a child!! (with mother’s supervision). That was many moons ago and I stll love making them!!!

  6. Best. grilled. cheese. ever. It’s definitely my favorite kind of comfort food yet!

  7. I want to make this today!! Looks so good!!

  8. I WOULD EAT THE shizz out of that. Sorry the half caps half uncaps.

  9. Wow those look SO good. Sometimes it’s nice to make something sinful!

  10. This is the coolest idea I have ever seen. We will definitely be doing these sandwiches in our house soon!

  11. This is a good post – I really thinking spending time together is so important. Some of my best memories of me and my mom in the kitchen! It really has created a special bond between us! You’re doing a great thing for your kids!

  12. That is THE greatest grilled cheese I’ve ever seen. Holy cheese!

  13. Now that is a grilled cheese sandwich!!! We always eat dinner together every night as a family and have a movie and pizza night usually once a week. It is so important to us to build those family values and togetherness!!! I love that you had the kids in there creating with you…we usually just call the kids when dinner is ready!!! I need to let them create more often.

  14. I love this sandwich and I also love your philosophy about everyone playing together! We already always eat together, that’s one thing I didn’t really have growing up and always swore I’d have family dinner every night. That and a real Christmas tree every year 🙂 I definitely have to try harder with switching off electronics though…slaps hand!

  15. This is seriously the ultimate of ultimate grilled cheeses!! And I need it. STAT.

  16. Love the emphasis on family dinners (and grilled cheese.)

  17. Oh my! Doesn’t this look delicious.

  18. That there has avocado??? I’m in, it totally IS the best grilled cheese ever.

  19. Thanks for the fun recipe! Pinned it here:

  20. my mouth is watering! My husband and I are lucky enough to work side by side and eat three meals a day together. Very old fashioned, but I love it!

  21. Aww I think your family stuff sounds amazing!

  22. I like the idea of unplugging the tv and eating a grilled cheese sandwich. Okay, I’m on it.

  23. Holy yum. I pretty much just put this on my dinner menu for the week!!!

  24. That looks so amazing Carrian!!! My Family is also my #1 I would be nowhere without their love support and constant encouragement.

  25. I am so in love with Manwich and this grilled cheese is just ridiculous! Love it!

  26. my mouth is watering just from longing at that sandwich!!

  27. Happy Monday! I love your idea for letting the kids pick whats for dinner one night and then everyone pitch in to making the perfect family dinner 🙂

  28. LOVE the ultimate grilled cheese, every, single part of it! But what sounds the best is the time you and your family had making it! I tend to shoo the kids out of the kitchen at dinner so I can get food on the table quicker, but it would be fun to have everyone contribute!