Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

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Gooey cheese all wrapped up in grilled bread and crispy bacon.  These Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups are seriously heavenly!

I made these for my kids for lunch.  Well, they were supposed to be for my kids… I literally could NOT stop eating them!   These have to be one of the most delicious snacks I have put together!


Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups! My new favorite! Melty gooey cheese all wrapped in crispy bacon. <3

How to Make Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

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If you love grilled cheese sandwiches (and who doesn’t?!) you’re going to love these just as much as I did!  Cheese and bread rolled up and wrapped in crispy bacon make the most delicious lunch and the perfect dipper for tomato soup!

I used bacon that was precooked.  If you’d like to use raw bacon, I would recommend pre-cooking it partially in the microwave or in a pan.

 Items you’ll need for this recipe

* bacon * skillet * butter * bread *

MORE Gooey Cheesy Grilled Cheese Roll Ups with Crispy Bacon!.jpg

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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8 roll ups
Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
12 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Gooey cheese all wrapped up in grilled bread and crispy bacon. These Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups are seriously heavenly!

  • 8 slices of bread , crusts removed
  • 8 slices of cheese or 1 cup+ grated cheddar
  • 8 slices precooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  1. Using a rolling pin, roll slices of bread flat.
  2. Place one slice of cheese (or 2-3 tablespoons grated cheddar). Roll up bread & cheese. Wrap one slice of bacon around each roll securing with a toothpick.
  3. Place in a pan over medium-low heat. Add a small spoonful of butter & using tongs, rub the rolls in the butter ensuring the bread edges are covered. Continue adding bits of butter and turning with tongs until all sides are browned and cheese is melted.
  4. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

You can use cheese slices or real cheddar cheese in these roll ups with delicious results!

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

This post first appeared on April 3, 2014

Nutrition Information
Calories: 331, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 515mg, Potassium: 121mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 9.3%, Calcium: 24.2%, Iron: 7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups! My new favorite! Melty gooey cheese all wrapped in crispy bacon. Perfect for dipping in tomato soup!


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

87 comments on “Crispy Bacon Grilled Cheese Roll Ups”

  1. The first thing that came to my mind while looking at the recipe is homemade pimento chesse wrapped in bacon!!! I’m going to do both versions for a brunch….thanks for your recipe and the idea that I got from it.

  2. Wow these are very tempting! These made my mouth water! :) What a fantastic idea!

  3. The recipe states precooked bacon but the video shows uncooked bacon. I’m assuming the video is correct.

    • The bacon is store bought ‘pre-cooked’ which is what you see in the video. You want the bacon slightly cooked or it will take too long to crisp and add make the roll ups too oily.

  4. Cheese melts way before bacon is done

  5. They look delicious and yummy . Easy to do .

  6. I’d like to make these for a party at a friends house soon. Any suggestions how to keep them warm or reheat when I’m there!

  7. Like okay so I’m planning to make this recipe for my robotics club Christmas party and I was wondering can these be served, maybe like a day after they’re made?

  8. I prepared as instructed…very disappointed.Bacon crumbled…I then wrapped bacon up inside,with cheese..worked better.

  9. These look great! Can you use regular bacon, rather than all-ready cooked?

    • I am sure that it would work after crisping the bacon! If you try it please let us know how it worked for you!

  10. My mom has the most amazing boss ever! He considers us family even though we are not related at all. His wife was sick for 6 years and he took her to doctor after doctor and nobody could find out what was wrong with her. I can’t even begin to imagine it. She died last Thanksgiving I think. He told her once that he could eat grilled cheese sandwiches all day long and even on a holiday. My mom works Mon. & Fri. and I make him a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. He will absolutely love this! Also, the person who said about doing this with hot dogs in them has something there and I want to try that one too. How about Steak ‘Ums in the middle with the cheese and then the bacon around it? Oh my gosh, I am drooling right now! I have to stop talking about food or I will never get to bed and to sleep. I think I am going to be dreaming about food tonight! LOL

    • LOL! So many great ideas Gail! Love the Steak ‘Ums idea! Enjoy… and sweet dreams. ;)

      • Today I made one sandwich for me. I didn’t want to make one for Mark, my mom’s boss, unless I was sure they would be yummy. I think our bread was a tad stale. I rolled it up and it kind of broke, it fell apart. It was hard to turn with the toothpick in it but I know why the toothpick has to be there. I didn’t have the precooked bacon so I tried to cook the bacon till it was kind of cooked but would cook more on the sandwich. I cooked it a tad to much. Is there a bread we shouldn’t use? We had Sarah Lee Whole Wheat White which is very soft when it’s fresh. We have an Italian bread made in CT where I am from but that’s a little thicker and harder. It makes amazing regular grilled cheese. We also have Pumpernickel. I want to try making some again because maybe next time I can get it right. It tasted good though.

  11. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Hi Holly, I do hope you’ll come over to Food on Friday: Bacon to bring this to the party! Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  13. This looks so delicious! I bet this would be perfect for brunch.

  14. This just seems to be a little bit more trouble than the way I do it….I bake my bacon off in the oven (less shrinkage that way)….I assemble my grilled cheese as always but adding bacon and sometimes sliced tomato to the mix….yum-O

  15. Made this with slices of Colby cheese and turkey bacon (I know, I know, but I’m on a diet, lol). Turned out fabulous!

  16. This was delicious. Even my notoriously picky nephew gave me an “MMM, good”

  17. I’d add some scrambled eggs on top of the cheese and create a great breakfast item out of these!

  18. Looks delicious! Gonna have to try.

  19. To compete, just add tomato soup!

  20. i’m a sucker for all three of these ingredients! These will be made immediately! Thanks for sharing!

  21. This could be a bit messy – I’m going to butter the outside of bread slice then continue from there. On second thoughts, my husband is Hungarian and loves bacon fat in cooking – thinking about BF instead of butter. This is beginning to look like a heart attack on a bun…

  22. I can’t believe how easy these are! They look amazing! I’m definitely going to be making these! Thanks for the recipe! =)

  23. Instead american cheese slices, we used cheddar and muenster cheese. We used apricot preserves as a dipper. You guys may think this a little weird but the sweet and the savory together may make you question your own sexuality… For realz!!! Just try it… Uh, yeah, it’s 5:14 in the AM.

  24. I want to try this with Kings Hawaiian Bread! The possibilities are endless!


  26. I made these today and they were very yummy! I didn’t use the butter and I baked mine at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, instead of pan frying! It worked perfectly! I’ll be blogging about this recipe tomorrow with a link back to here! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  27. I’ve made something similar for over 45 years and they’ve always been a hit at parties. After u have trimmed and flattened the bread spread a tablespoon or less of canned mushroom soup straight from the can on the bread. Roll and wrap as you have explained then place on a jelly roll pan (with sides) and bake in a 200 degree oven till crispy

  28. Many thanks. very delicous. I’m going to try on it for my family in weekend :)

  29. A breakfast version using a pancake instead of bread along with some scrambled egg role up in there would be a fun brunch option! Yum!

  30. Could you use maybe a crescent roll and string cheese. Bake them instead of frying in butter? Do you think this would work?

    • I have a recipe very similar… Bacon Cheese Bites! it’s DELICIOUS, but the result is not the same as these. :)

      • I would love to pre cook a hotdog browing it in the oven,then roll with the cheese on the bread.Roll it all up and wrap the bacon around then put in the oven.I do some

        forn of this in my electric skillet,the flavors of bacon hot dog and cheese on toasted bread it really really great!!!! Have made it for years!!!!!i

  31. Thinkn maybe some egg inside too.

  32. Ashley loves when I make these except for when I burn them

  33. These made my mouth water! :) What a fantastic idea! Found you at Six Sisters!

  34. Wow these are very tempting!

  35. I just pinned your awesome appetizer, can’t wait to try it! Hope you have a very special weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  36. any advice how to warm them up the next day?

    • I haven’t had to heat them (because we haven’t had leftovers ;) ). You could try heating them in the microwave on a paper towel lined plate (uncovered so the bacon can crisp a bit) or just toss them back into the frying pan.

    • If you have a toaster oven use the warm option on low heat

  37. Stopping by from Mouthwatering Monday’s and this is such a fun idea! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  38. Great! I made them for my 4 year old’s birthday dinner…he loved them!

  39. Dear Holly, These grilled cheese roll ups look like such a fun treat. Perfect for parties. Just stopping by from Melt in Your Mouth Monday. Blessings, Catherine

  40. My grandchildren love all things bacon…pinning this for sure

  41. Oh my… if I made these for my kids, I would eat them all myself first too! Definitely will be making these… thanks for sharing on Inspiration Monday! (now following on FB too!) ~ Mama Ging

  42. Love these! I would be willing to eat a few dozen :) Would love you to link to our Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime!!

  43. Going to try with crescent roll dough and partially cooked bacon for wrapping following package directions on Crescents.

  44. Sounds really good. However, it would be just the same as making a grilled cheese with bacon. Less hassle too.

  45. I’ve made these for years, however I use soft (whipped) cream cheese with pineapple (you can use any flavor you’d like), or you could use any spreadable soft cheese such as pimento cheddar, or an herbed cheese. Don’t go too heavy or it will ooze out. After rolling the bread (i do cut crusts off but I don’t flatten bread, tho you could if you wanted to), I cut each log in half so you have 2 pieces. I then use raw bacon and wrap the bacon around the bread one time only and secure with toothpick. I put each wrapped roll on a broiler pan and broil till bacon is crispy then turn each roll with tongs and repeat till bacon is cooked all around, or a jelly roll pan (with sides) and bake at 375 degrees till bacon is crispy then turn each roll with tongs and repeat till bacon is cooked all around, or place the rolls on a foil pan on a grill till bacon is crispy then turn each roll with tongs and repeat till bacon is cooked all around. Very versatile cooking methods too! The original poster’s recipe is a good one (with the single cheese slice), but if you don’t want to use butter, use raw bacon, and an alternative cooking method as I’ve used. They are very forgiving, and people will beg for more so use an entire loaf of bread for a party (I always make 2 loaves)!

  46. Looks delicious but I would make it would crossiant rolls and omit the butter.

  47. looks yummy

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