National Bologna Day | Bologna and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich – The Foodie Patootie

National Bologna Day | Bologna and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

We all have them. Those foods that evoke such nostalgia that it hits you in the face like a boulder. A good ol’ bologna sandwich is that for me. Let me tell you – my grandfather made the best bologna sandwiches ever. Did he add anything crazy or fancy? Of course not. It was just white bread, mayonnaise, bologna, and sometimes, a slice of yellow american cheese.

My maternal grandfather didn’t really cook, but he made amazing omelets and sandwiches. Up until he passed away, he was still making those two items that I loved from the first bite. I’ve tried to make the same bologna sandwich, but something isn’t quite right. Maybe I use different mayonnaise, maybe I use a bologna made from a different “meat”, but I think it’s just that it isn’t made from his hands.

National Bologna Day | Bologna and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Either way, you’ll find me buying bologna every once in a while, although usually I’ll eat a couple of sandwiches and then the unused bologna has lost its appeal. For National Bologna Day, I made it a grilled sandwich with pepperjack cheese. It’s not my grandfather’s bologna sandwich, but it’ll do.

Bologna and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices white bread
  • Butter
  • 2 slices bologna
  • 6 pepperjack cheese slices

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium-low. Build sandwich with bologna in the middle of the cheese, with 3 slices of cheese on either side. On the outside of each bread slice, spread butter.
  2. Grill in pan until bread is browned to your preference. Flip and grill on the other side.

2 Responses to “National Bologna Day | Bologna and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

  1. Leslie — October 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Yeah, there really is something nostalgic about bologna….and I think it’s pretty darn tasty just how your grandfather did it. Sometimes it’s those old-fashioned, kid-friendly delights that just do you right! But I love that you created a hot version and spiced it up with pepperjack! YUM!

    • Jennifer — October 26th, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

      I do kinda gross myself out when I have that bologna craving and end up buying some. Hence why I only eat a sandwich or two before it gets trashed. The think, ultimately, I just miss my grandfather and the bologna sandwiches of my childhood. 🙂

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