Bacon Cheddar Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Recipe

Bacon cheddar sheet pan grilled cheese is a simple and easy kid-friendly weeknight dinner that literally takes minutes to prep. Pizza dough, cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, all cooked to golden brown color. This sheet pan grilled cheese is a cheesy slice of heaven.

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Sheet Pan Dinner Idea

I use two types of cheese, because when do we not get enough cheese? I also used pizza dough instead of the classic bread, to change up the texture of a grilled cheese. My family went nuts for this, and did I mention it is easy peasy to make.

Bacon Cheddar Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese stacked on top of each other

This Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Is…

  • Budget Friendly
  • 20 Minute Bake Time
  • Quick Prep
  • Kid Friendly

Ingredients Used In The Recipe

Pizza Crust – Reach for the refrigerated pizza crust that you can find in the refrigerator section of the store. This is going to be easy to roll out, fill, top and then bake. It is quick and simple and not to mention delicious.

Bacon – I love using fresh cooked bacon that I crumble. But if you are in a hurry you can buy pre-diced bacon that you can sprinkle on your grilled cheese.

Cheese – We love using 2 types of cheese. It really elevates the flavor. You can essentially use any varieties of cheese that you enjoy.

Butter and Spices – Garlic and parsley are what I used along with butter to brush on top of the pizza crust. It gives it tons of flavor.

Variations to Recipe

  • Swap bacon with diced ham, pepperoni, etc.
  • Use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.
  • Use different types of cheese.
  • Instead of pizza crust, swap with crescent rolls.
  • Change up the butter mixture you sprinkle on top, the butter helps to give it a golden brown and buttery flavor.

How to Make Bacon Cheddar Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese

Full directions for the tuna recipe, are in the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walk-through on how to make!

Prep your sheet pan, and then unroll your pizza crust. Spread it out to give it an even look, and make sure it is stretched to all the sides of pan.

overhead shot of sheet pan grilled cheese

Then top with American cheese, shredded cheese and the bacon crumbles.

pizza crust brushed with butter and spices

Next, top the filling with pizza crust, and then brush on your butter mixture with spices.

Bake as directed, then remove from oven, slice and serve!

What to Serve With Grilled Cheese

Tomato soup or Black Bean Chili are always welcome. Or go simple with a salad, crisp veggies and dip, or even fries or chips. The possibilities are endless.

Storing Leftovers

Store your grilled cheese in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Then reheat in the microwave or toss back in the oven and heat at 350 till warm.

Or if you are packing for a lunch, these can be eaten cold as well.

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Bacon Cheddar Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese stacked on top of each other

Bacon Cheddar Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese

Yield: 1 sheet pan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Bacon Cheddar Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese is a delicious and easy bacon cheddar sheet pan grilled cheese made with pizza crust. Quick, simple, and loaded with cheesy and delicious flavor. Whip this up for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 Rolls, Refrigerated Pizza Dough
  • 4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 Slices American Cheese
  • 3.5 oz. Bacon Crumbles
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter, Melted
  • 2 tsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Parsley

Instructions

  1. Un-Roll 1 pizza dough and lay flat on a greased Non-Stick Cooking Sheet.
  2. Sprinkle with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Crumbles, and top with additional American Cheese Slices (Optional but I like mixing 2 kinds of cheese)
  3. Un-Roll and Top with the second pizza dough
  4. In a small bowl stir together the Melted Butter, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Powder, and Parsley.
  5. Brush melted butter onto the top of the pizza crust.
  6. Bake in the oven at 375° F. for 20 Minutes until crust is nice and golden brown.
  7. Cut into squares with a pizza cutter.

Notes

Prep Ahead: You can cook your bacon in advance and store the fridge in a covered container.

Assemble In Advance: You can assemble these in advance by prepping it all but don't add the butter and seasoning on top. Cover and refrigerate. Right before baking brush with butter mixture, and bake for a few extra minutes. I recommend not making ahead of time for more than 6 hours.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 747mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g
Bacon and Cheddar Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese

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