Goat Cheese & Strawberry Grilled Cheese with Pepper Jelly

This post is a bit different from my usual sugary sweet posts. I’m joining the the Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by Mom’s Crazy Cooking.

I love to cook, almost just as much as I love to bake, so I figured I’d mix it up a bit.

This month’s challenge was a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. The only requirements were that the sandwich contain bread and cheese & that the recipe came from another blog. You have no idea how many Grilled Cheese recipes  I drooled over before made a decision. WOW the grilled cheese sure has evolved. When I was kid the only variation was adding a few strips of bacon.

 I to try a Goat Cheese & Strawberry Grilled Cheese with Pepper Jelly recipe that I found over at Cooking With Christen.  Please hop on over to her blog and show her some love. She shares quite a few tasty recipes. I promise I’m not just saying that because she’s a Louisiana girl too:)

For this sandwich you will need these ingredients:

Butter one side of each slice of bread and build your sandwich in a hot greased pan, panini press or, if you’re like me, the boyfriend’s George Foreman. *rolling eyes & shaking head* (One day I will buy real panini press and that thing will mysteriously disappear)

Cook until the cheese is melted & enjoy.

WOW was this delicious!  There was a great balance of sweet and savory flavors. I was a bit skeptical about the bacon, but I really enjoyed extra crunch and flavor it gave the sandwich.

Reminder…Never underestimate the power of bacon:)

MANY THANKS to Mom’s Crazy Cooking for hosting and organizing this challenge!! 

I can’t wait to see the what the challenge will be next month.

Here’s the printable recipe:


Goat Cheese & Strawberry Grilled Cheese with Pepper Jelly

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

15 minutes

Yield: 1 sandwich

Goat Cheese & Strawberry Grilled Cheese with Pepper Jelly


Thick Sliced bread


Red Pepper Jam or Jelly

2- 3 Strawberries, sliced

Goat Cheese, crumbled

Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded

Bacon Crumbles


  1. Butter the outsides of the bread
  2. Spread Pepper jam on the insides of the bread.
  3. Top bottom piece of bread with Monterey Jack strawberries, goat cheese, and bacon crumbles.
  4. Grill until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown on each side!

recipe from http://cookingwithchristen.com/