Banana Pepper Popper Grilled Cheese

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It’s football season! Since I moved to east, I’ve learned that’s a pretty big deal. I can’t tell you why a play was called, what position someone plays, or how to even score points, but I can make your food! Game day is the best day to eat the most deliciously cheesy, salty, crispy food in existence and I’ve got a recipe that will please market goers and tailgaters alike.

These Banana Pepper Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are crunchy, creamy, full of juicy peppers and crisp bacon and oh-so-ooey gooey. Your farmer’s market loot doesn’t just have to go into kale creations and figure-friendly dishes, friends. There’s a time and a place to indulge… and this is it!

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Banana Pepper Popper Grilled Cheese
{makes 4 sandwiches}

8 banana peppers (or your preferred, in-season pepper)
6-8 slices of bacon
1/2 cup cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup goat cheese (softened)
1/2 c. cheddar cheese
8 slices of bread
butter

Dice your bacon and peppers and saute until the peppers have softened and the bacon is crispy. Drain and set aside.

Combine your cream cheese and goat cheese in a bowl.

Assemble your sandwiches by spreading the cream cheese mixture on both slices of bread, adding a few tablespoons of bacon and peppers, and sprinkling with cheddar cheese.

Butter the outside of the sandwiches and cook until golden brown on both sides.

 


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