Havarti Grilled Cheese with Bacon & Strawberry

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Get ready for the best sweet and savory combination you’ve ever tasted! This Havarti Grilled Cheese is super easy to make with bacon, strawberry preserves and your sandwich bread of choice.

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Havarti Grilled Cheese with Bacon & Strawberry

Between Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge – Grilled Cheese, and the abundance of fancy-pants grilled cheeses that were all over the blogosphere during April – National Grilled Cheese Month, I have been craving grilled cheese constantly. Luckily I found Rudi’s Gluten-Free Multi-Grain Bread, so that I can indulge my craving a bit. And I know I just posted my Chicken & Broccoli Grilled Cheese yesterday, but can you ever really have enough grilled cheese?! This one has the sweet and savory combo that I love, with a little tang of Dijon mustard, and the creaminess of the Havarti.

Two Halves of a Havarti Grilled Cheese on Top of Each Other on a White Plate

Why I Love This Sandwich

Havarti adds a so much butteriness itself that you don’t have to add a ton of butter to the sandwich to get that rich, creamy flavor. The bacon almost acts as a seasoning here, as opposed to being a main component of the sandwich. I didn’t want a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich – I really just wanted the salty smokiness and a bit of crunch. And May is National Strawberry Month, so the sweetness to balance that saltiness comes from some Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Pacific Mountain Strawberry Preserves.

This was a hit all around – The Bug and The Hubby loved it, and so did I, in my gluten-free version.

Do you like sweet & salty/savory together? What are your favorite foods with that combo – chocolate covered pretzels, kettle corn? I love chocolate and peanut butter or fruit with cheese.

Two Halves of a Havarti Grilled Cheese on Top of Each Other on a White Plate
5 from 2 votes

Havarti Grilled Cheese with Bacon & Strawberry

Get ready for the best sweet and savory combination you've ever tasted! This Havarti Grilled Cheese is super easy to make with bacon, strawberry preserves and your sandwich bread of choice.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 13 mins
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of your bread of choice I used Rudi's Gluten Free Multi-grain bread, and whole wheat bread
  • 4 t Dijon mustard
  • 4 T strawberry preserves I used Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Pacific Mountain Strawberry Preserves
  • 2 slices of bacon cooked until crispy, and crumbled
  • 1 c about 4 oz. Havarti cheese, shredded
  • 2 T butter and/or olive oil I used 1 T of each

Instructions

  • Spread four of the slices of bread with 1 t Dijon mustard on each.
  • Spread the other four slices 1 T of preserves on each.
  • Divide the bacon evenly among the slices with the preserves. Top each with 1/4 c Havarti cheese.
  • Top with the slice of bread spread with the mustard.
  • Melt butter and olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat.
  • Cook the sandwiches for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and the cheese has melted. Covering the pan with a lid during cooking will help the inside get all warm and gooey before the bread gets too browned.
Nutrition Facts
Havarti Grilled Cheese with Bacon & Strawberry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 923mg38%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 653IU13%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 445mg45%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

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9 Comments
  1. Keri Hall

    5 stars
    My favorite go to is also fruit and cheese. But if I’m feeling adventurous, I love corn chips and vanilla ice cream. Sounds weird, but it’s soooooooo good. Don’t knock it till you try it. Lol

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