• Author: Diane Roark @recipeforourdailybread
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches
  • Category: sandwich
  • Method: skillet
  • Cuisine: American


This post includes two grilled cheese sandwiches never seen on my blog before.  I entered them both in the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Sandwich contest in 2018.  My Sweet and Salty Grilled Cheese sandwich video received $1000 for being a fan favorite sandwich.  Both my Southern Grilled Cheese sandwich and my Sweet and Salty Grilled Cheese sandwich have videos below with the full step by step recipe.



  • Two tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • One baking potato, sliced thin on mandoline
  • One small onion, sliced thin on mandoline

One Chicken Breast, baked with salt, pepper, and garlic

  • 4 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Slice Bread, four pieces
  • Four teaspoons Jalapenos, minced
  • Four tablespoons BBQ Sauce
  • 3 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • one slice Havarti cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked


  • Peel the baking potato and onion.
  • Using a mandolin, slice both the onion and potato.
  • Add the oil to a skillet on medium heat and place the onions and potatoes in the skillet.
  • Cook until tender and potatoes form a brown crust on them.
  • Add a tablespoon of mayonnaise to each slice of bread and place the mayo side down in a griddle or skillet.
  • Add a tablespoon of BBQ sauce to the top side of each piece of bread.
  • Place two teaspoons of minced Jalapenos on the BBQ sauce.
  • Add two pieces of sharp cheddar cheese on top of the BBQ sauce on both pieces of bread.
  • Slice the chicken breast in half horizontally.
  • Add one piece of the chicken breast on top of one piece of bread.
  • Place two pieces of bacon on the chicken breast.
  • Top the bacon with a slice of Havarti cheese.
  • On the other side of the bread on top of the Jalapenos, layer on the fried potatoes and onions.
  • Carefully close the sandwich.
  • Add a tablespoon of water beside the grilled cheese and place a dome over the sandwich.
  • Grilled until the cheese is gooey.  Both sides of the bread should already be toasted


This grilled cheese is thick.  Toast both slices of bread in a griddle or skillet before placing the top of the sandwich.  Add a tablespoon of water beside the sandwich and place a lid or dome over the sandwich.  This will help it steam and melt the cheeses.


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich