I have never thought about making grilled cheese sandwiches with Mac & Cheese or anything else for that matter until we went to Paul Brown Stadium to watch a Bengals game this year (technically, last year). When we got into to stadium, we saw the WhoDey Melts stand and hubby and I decided to try one. Mmmm, grilled cheese on sourdough bread made with yummy Mac & Cheese and bacon!
I’m telling you right now, that was the best sandwich I had eaten in a long time! They used what looked like homemade Mac & Cheese and your typical breakfast bacon. One night, hubby asked me what I wanted for dinner. I said I could go for a WhoDey Melt but of course unless we were going to drive for 2 and a half hours and go to a game in the middle of the night, it wasn’t going to happen. So we decided to try to make our own. It took a few times to get it right before I was satisfied enough.
You definitely want to use sourdough bread because it’s thicker. I don’t know what kind of Mac & Cheese is actually used for a WhoDey Melt but we used a package of Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese. I do this to save time and money instead of making my own homemade Mac & Cheese before hand.
What you need.
Mac & Cheese
How to make them.
First, you want to make your Mac & Cheese so that it’s ready to go. You can always make your own homemade stuff but like I said, to save time and money, I use Kraft Homestyle. Follow the directions on the pouch.
Butter one side of the sourdough bread like you would for grilled cheese. The first time we made them, the bread didn’t quite have the slight crunch or crispness I wanted because we made them on the stovetop like we normally would. To get that crispness, we bake them instead. It’s a different way to cook them but since we don’t have the same equipment as the awesome makers of the WhoDey Melts does, this was the best way for us.
Fry up your bacon. Another thing we do is use real bacon pieces that come in a pouch to save time because they are pre-cooked pieces. You can fry up bacon and use that instead. That’s what’s originally on it but I am picky about bacon. Not saying the bacon on the original wasn’t good. It was really good.
Lay sliced bread butter side down on an un-greased baking sheet. Then add a piece of sliced cheese. Then add a scoop of Mac & Cheese. Next, you add your bacon on top. Then comes another slice of cheese. Then top with another slice of bread butter side up.
Put the baking sheet in the oven on 350. After about 10 minutes, flip them over. Bake another 10 minutes or until both sides are slightly brown. Cut them in half diagonally (that’s just what I do) and enjoy!
I of course do not know exactly how the original are made or the actual ingredients of the original. Our recipe is close enough but still doesn’t beat the original. I have to thank whoever came up with the idea for this sandwich because it is really good. All the credit goes to the makers of the original for inspiring me to try to make my own copycat recipe!
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