Open Faced Grilled Cheese

I’ve admitted before that I was a stranger in the kitchen until about 10-11 months ago. I did not grow up helping my mom in the kitchen (except for when we made brownies, chocolate chip cookies or pudding…like every other day!). In college and for our first 3 1/2 years of marriage Lover Boy literally did all of the cooking. It wasn’t that I had no interest, I just completely sucked at 1. following a recipe (still do) 2. had no idea of what went with what 3. quite frankly the time to “waste” preparing something that was just going to … well end up going down the drain to put it nicely :-) (Thank goodness I have a new perspective on cooking and feeding my family!)

My extent of cooking was so limited when I did cook. This Open Faced Grilled Cheese recipe is one that my mom made often. It is something that you cannot mess up, even if you try…my kind of recipe! I still love to make these when I need something REALLY quick and easy!

Ooey Gooey Yumminess!












What you need:

-Heat oven to 400 degrees

-Bread, any type will do, even hamburger buns! I used Oatmeal bread for these

-Brick of cheddar cheese, mild or sharp

-Bacon Bits

-Butter (optional)

Butter bottom sides of bread (this is optional, most of the time I do not do this, but those butter calories were calling my name today)

Place bread butter side down on a tin foil lined baking sheet (easy clean up) and top with sliced cheese

Break out these totally healthy (??) bad boys…believe me, they make it taste one million times better than just a toasted cheese…ADD THEM!!

Sprinkle on generously

Bake in 400 degree oven until cheese is melted

Why hello there deliciousness!

Chow down!





























































Open Faced Grilled Cheese
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Serves: 5
  • -Bread, any type will do, even hamburger buns! I used Oatmeal bread for these
  • -Brick of cheddar cheese, mild or sharp
  • -Bacon Bits
  • -Butter (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Butter one side of bread, place butter side down on baking sheet
  3. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits
  4. Bake until cheese is melted and slighly crispy













I beg you to try this the next time you need something easy and quick! Come back and leave me a comment of what you thought!

Until next time…

*Little Sparrow




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  1. says

    You make me laugh and you’re story is totally me too. I hated cooking and I was perfectly fine with eating sandwiches and cereal for every meal. I still am. My husband kept pushing me to cook with him and he taught me so much. I still don’t like to handle meat or cut things, but I’m better. Still, the more simple the recipe, the more likely I am to try it! This is my kind of meal!

  2. Linda says

    Thanks for posting this. I am going to make about 120 of these next week to go with tomato soup that we are serving for lunch at church. easier that frying up all those sammies!

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