Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese: VIDEO & How To Make It Tips

If you’re looking to expand your list of easy camping meals, this Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese is it! This ooey, gooey, cheesy, bacon sandwich is easy to make with our full how-to video and expert tips!

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese by CampingForFoodies features golden brown crispy bacon wrapped around a grilled cheese sandwich that is set on a blue camping plate. A fork and knife are being used to slice the sandwich as golden yellow cheddar cheese oozes from the center of the sandwich onto the plate.
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese by CampingForFoodies

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Recipe Prep

Take one of the most popular all time favorites, an ordinary grilled cheese recipe, add a crazy good spin by wrapping the entire sandwich in bacon and you get this scrumptious, indulgent sammy!

Want to see how to make bacon wrapped grilled cheese sandwiches? Watch our VIDEO. Then, just get the simple ingredients out, assemble and cook! This easy recipe requires no prep!


Cooking Methods & Equipment

If I’m making a bunch of sandwiches, I like using a cast iron griddle so I can cook a big batch all at once. Anytime you’re making easy campfire recipes, you should get your fire going early so the wood has time to burn down and create nice coals for cooking.

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If you’re just making one or two sandwiches, you may just want to use a small frying pan on a camp stove or RV stovetop. Prepare your equipment for cooking your camp stove recipes on a level surface.


Recipe Steps

Step 1. Prepare your ingredients, heat source and equipment as directed.

Step 2. Lay out strips of bacon.

Step 3. Add bread.

Step 4. Add cheese.

Step 5. Add second slice of bread to make sandwich.

Step 6. Wrap bacon strips around sandwich edges.

Step 7. Lay out remaining bacon strips.

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Step 8. Place sandwich on second bacon layer, seam-side down.

Step 9. Wrap bacon strips around sandwich edges.

Step 10. Fry bacon seam-side down, flip, fry second side.

Step 11. Turn sandwich on its side and fry all four edges to a nice golden brown color.

Step 12. Let stand, slice and serve.


Variations

If the addition of bacon isn’t enough, try adding a slice of tomato between the pieces of bread with the cheese as you’re building the sandwich.

It’s also really yummy to add some onions that have been sautéed in a little butter to soften.


Substitutions

For a leaner dish, use turkey bacon.


What To Serve With This Recipe

For a cold side dish, try this Bacon & Chives Camping Potato Salad. It can be made at the campsite or in advance of your trip. Just keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to serve.

Make this hot and cheesy Dutch Oven Mac And Cheese Camping Recipe to serve on the side. This is the perfect pairing for campers who can’t get enough cheese!

These Campfire Chili Cheese Fries will make you a rock star!

Bacon wrapped sandwiches are hearty enough to be the main course on your list of camping dinner recipes.

If you prefer to serve them as snacks, consider making this Hot Italian Sausage Campfire Soup so you can do a “soup and sandwich” meal. This combination is great when you’re looking for warm camping meals on cold weather trips!

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Scaling Servings

Sandwiches are great options when you’re making camping meals for two. This recipe serves one, but, easily scales up to feed more people.


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Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese by CampingForFoodies features golden brown crispy bacon wrapped around a grilled cheese sandwich that is set on a blue camping plate. A fork and knife are being used to slice the sandwich as golden yellow cheddar cheese oozes from the center of the sandwich onto the plate.

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Camping For Foodies Dinner Camping Recipes: This Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese is an over-the-top scrumptious sandwich for bacon lovers!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dinner Camping Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 14 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 1112kcal
Author: Kim Hanna

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices bacon (Don’t use center cut bacon or thick bacon. 6 slices works for smaller sandwich bread, larger pan-style bread slices may need 8 strips. )
  • 2 slices sandwich bread (I prefer using a sturdy whole grain bread but a simple white bread is fine too.)
  • 4 slices of your favorite cheese (I prefer a sharp cheddar cheese but Monterey Jack and American cheese are great too. I don’t recommend using goat cheese.)

Instructions

  • Preheat griddle or skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Lay out 3-4 slices of bacon, side by side on a flat surface (like a cutting board). (see * Note)
  • Place a slice of bread on top and in the middle of the bacon strips (so the bacon is running the width of the sandwich.
  • Place cheese on top of the bread. Make sure the slices of cheese cover the entire piece of bread, all the way to the crust. They can overlap in the middle of the bread creating a sort of “cheese bridge”.
  • Place the other slice of bread on top of the cheese (making the sandwich).
  • Fold the bacon around the outside of the bread on both sides of the sandwich.
  • Place sandwich aside.
  • Lay another 3-4 slices of bacon side by side (the number required to cover the rest of the bread).
  • Place the already wrapped sandwich on top of the new strip layer, seam side down and with the bacon facing the opposite direction from the first strips. This new layer will run in the direction from the top of the sandwich to the bottom.
  • Fold the strips of bacon around the exposed side of each slice of bread. The end of the bacon strips will overlap a bit.
  • Place seam side down on preheated griddle or skillet. Fry for 5-7 minutes.
  • Flip and fry the bacon on the other side for another 5-7 minutes. (see ** Note) 
  • Cook the sides of the sandwich by using tongs and holding the sandwich upright until the sides of the bacon are golden brown, about 30 seconds each of the four sides. (see *** Note)
  • Let stand about 5 minutes before slicing with a sharp knife.

Notes

*NOTE: When you wrap the bacon around the bread you don’t want the bacon slices to overlap (on the long side) but you do want them to butt up to each other. Depending on the shape of the bread slices, you may need 3 or 4 pieces of bacon each direction (for a total of 6-8 slices of bacon per sandwich.)
**NOTE: When flipping, slide your spatula under the bacon in the same direction the bacon is laying on the pan so you don’t separate the bacon. You may need to “rearrange” the bacon if some of it is not touching the griddle, or, it will be undercooked.
***NOTE: You are looking for crispy bacon, it needs to have a texture that will hold the sandwich together. It is is undercooked, the sandwich will just fall apart.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 1112kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 32g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 2002mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I probably wouldn’t have tried this had the guys in our group not been up for the challenge. But so glad I did because I would have missed out on a great sandwich! It was surprisingly easy to make, stayed together (I would have thought the bacon might fall off…but it didn’t!), had great flavor and was just different and fun! I like the suggestion of adding tomato or grilled onions, yum! I’ll try that next time.

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      Hi Janine! Every now and then it’s good to listen to the guys in your group! I’m so glad you liked this sandwich, and, I appreciate you letting me know! Happy Camping, Kim