Spooky Halloween Dinners For You

Your Halloween costume is finally complete, you bought all your candy for the trick-or-treaters, and now all you have to worry about is what you’re going to make for dinner of the big night. If you’re on the hunt for some terrifying recipes that will make your guests cringe, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve searched the web for the creepiest, most blood curling recipes that will surely get everyone in the Halloween mood. But don’t worry- there’s nothing terrifying about the taste!

If Halloween prep has your wallet screaming “help!” and your bank account saying “boo!” CouponSally has tons of coupons to help you build the best halloween on a budget. Whether you need ingredients for dinner or a discount at Spirit Halloween Store, we’ve got you covered!

Ratloaf (Halloween Meatloaf)

3 pounds ground beef
2 eggs
1 onion, chopped
2 cups milk
2 cups dry bread crumbs
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
1 cup French-fried onions
3 large black olives
3 spaghetti noodles, broken into halves
2 slices red potato
2 cups crushed French-fried onions, or as needed

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Mix ground beef, eggs, onion, milk, bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl until completely combined to make the rat body mixture.
3. Mix Cheddar cheese, 3/4 bottle of barbecue sauce, and 1 cup French-fried onions together gently in a separate bowl to make the rat guts.
4. Put about half the rat body mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper and form it into the shape of a rat body. Spread a thick layer of the cheese mixture on top of the body leaving 1/2 inch of space along the outer edge.
5. Put remaining rat body mixture on top, forming the body and creating a solid seal around the edges so the guts don’t ooze out while baking.
6. Place the top part of a broiler pan on the rat and carefully flip it over. Reshape rat body as needed. Place olives onto the rat body for the eyes and nose, potato slices for the ears, and spaghetti for the whiskers. Spread 1/4 bottle barbecue sauce over the body of the rat and sprinkle with crushed French-fried onions. Set the broiler rack atop the broiler pan.
7. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is melted, about 1 hour. Allow ratloaf to cool 5 minutes before slicing to serve.

Black Spaghetti with Garlic, Parmesan and Sun-dried Tomatoes
1 pound black, squid ink, spaghetti
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Allow the butter to come to room temperature, leaving it out on the counter for a few hours. In a medium size bowl, combine the butter, Parmesan cheese, garlic and basil. Set aside. Bring a lot pot of water to a boil, salt generously and drop in the spaghetti and sun-dried tomatoes Cook until al dente about 7 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water and drain the spaghetti and soften sun-dried tomatoes. Return the spaghetti and tomatoes to the hot pot you cooked the pasta in but off the heat and add in the butter mixture. Toss the spaghetti and butter gently adding in some of the pasta water. Start with 1/4 of a cup pasta water and as you toss and the sauce will come together, adding in a bit more water to reach your desired consistency. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve at once. Makes about 6 small servings, 4 larger.

Chicken Potpie with Crawling Hands
Crawling Hands
1 large egg yolk
Wilton Red Icing Color
1 package frozen puff pastry
You will need: Wilton hand-shaped cookie cutter
Chicken Potpie
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 c. chicken broth
2 package frozen mixed vegetables
3 c. shredded roasted or rotisserie chicken
1 tbsp. garlic salt
pepper to taste

1. To make Crawling Hands: Heat oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk egg yolk and 2 drops red icing color in a small cup until blended; set aside.
2. Roll out one sheet of puff pastry dough on a lightly floured surface. Using cutter, cut out 6 hands. Place on prepared baking sheet. Using a small paintbrush, paint egg yolk mixture onto tips of fingers to resemble fingernails.
3. Bake pastry 15 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining sheet of puff pastry dough.
4. To make Chicken Potpie: Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook, whisking, until bubbling. Gradually whisk in chicken broth. Stir over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a rapid boil and thickens. Stir in remaining ingredients. Return to a simmer; cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Pour mixture into serving bowls and garnish with Crawling Hands.

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Eyeball Pasta
Spinach Pasta any shape
Your favorite pasta sauce
String Cheese (approx ½ per person)
Black olives (or dark skinned veggies like zucchini)
Straws (assorted sizes)

1. Slice string cheese about ¼” thick. Cut the olives in half lengthwise.
2. Using the straws cut circles out of the cheese discs, using the same straw, cut pieces out of the olives. Place the olive pieces in the cheese pieces to make eyeballs.
3. Cook pasta according to directions. Top with a serving of pasta sauce and add eyeballs on top.
Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken Stuffed Skulls
1 pouch Campbell’s Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Oven Sauce
1 cup broccoli, chopped into small pieces
2 cups diced chicken breast
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 tubes refrigerated pizza dough
egg wash – 1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Brush 8 skull cavities in 2 skull pans with butter or spray with non-stick spray.
Combine Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Oven Sauce with broccoli, chicken, and cheese. Stir until well combined.
Unroll tubes of pizza dough.
Cut dough in half.
Lay 1 piece of dough over a skull cavity in a pan.
Continue filling 8 skulls with dough.
Equally divide the filling among the 8 skulls.
Fold dough over top of filling, cutting off excess, pinching together the seams.
Brush egg wash over tops of dough.
Bake for 22-28 minutes until the top dough is baked through.

If Halloween prep has your wallet screaming “help!” and your bank account saying “boo!” CouponSally has tons of coupons to help you build the best halloween on a budget. Whether you need ingredients for dinner or a discount at Spirit Halloween Store, we’ve got you covered!

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Halloween Inspired Treats! (Part 1)

Halloween is just around the corner! Some of us may be putting together our costumes, others might be dreading chaperoning the kids, and others may just be sitting at home enjoying their favorite show with a glass of wine- like any other Monday. What ever your plans may be, you can’t go wrong with festive treats! Whether it’s a pumpkin bourbon shake (if you’re into that), or bat shaped tortilla chips, these spooky snacks will surely get you in the Halloween spirit and most importantly- they’ll give you a reason to cheat on your diet.. After all, it is a holiday! Indulge!

Pumpkin Shaped Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


Use a cookie cutter in the shape of a pumpkin and cut the bread slices. Spread butter (or mayonnaise, whichever you’d like) on both sides of the bread. Place some cheddar cheese on the slice and sandwich them. Place the sandwich on a pan with butter on medium heat and leave until it is crispy and golden on both sides.

Popcorn Owls Recipe

5 quarts air-popped popcorn
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons marshmallow creme
Candy corn, orange candy slices, milk chocolate M&M’s and salted cashews

1.Place popcorn in a large oven-proof bowl; keep warm in oven at 200° In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 250° (hard-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vinegar until butter is melted. Immediately pour over popcorn; toss to coat.
2.When mixture is cool enough to handle, quickly shape into five 3-1/4-in. balls and five 4-in. balls, dipping hands in cold water to prevent sticking. Flatten bottom of popcorn balls slightly to allow them to sit flat. Place a small ball on top of a large ball, forming the owl’s head and body.
3.Immediately decorate owl, using marshmallow creme to attach candies. Add candy corn for claws. Press the orange slices into sides for wings. Flatten and cut additional orange slices into semicircles for ears and 3/4-in. circular eyes. Press M&M’s into orange circles to complete the eyes. Add a cashew for each beak. Yield: 5 owls

Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon honey
1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
Black paste food coloring
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1.In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the pumpkin, confectioners’ sugar, pie spice and honey; beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
2.Roll out each pie pastry directly on an ungreased baking sheet to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. cat-shaped cookie cutter, leaving at least 1 in. between cutouts. 3.Remove excess dough and reroll scraps if desired. Beat the egg, milk and food coloring; brush over cutouts. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over cutouts.
Bake at 400° for 6-7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Serve with pumpkin dip. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen black cats(3 cups dip).

Spooky Witches’ Hats


2 (16 ounce) packages fudge stripe cookies

1/4 cup honey, or as needed

1 (9 ounce) bag milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped

1 (4.5 ounce) tube decorating gel


Place a fudge stripe cookie with bottom side up onto a work surface. Smear a small dab (about 1/8 teaspoon) of honey onto the bottom of a chocolate kiss, and secure the candy piece to the center of the cookie, covering the hole. Use decorating gel to pipe a small bow onto the cookie at the base of the candy piece. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

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The Top Ten BEST Cheese Types For A Perfect Grilled Cheese!

Grilled cheese sandwiches have been an American classic for almost a hundred years. No one can deny that this cheesy treat is convenient in more ways than one. It can be prepared in minutes, is perfect for any time of the day, and there are endless opportunities of what you can do with cheese, butter, and bread!

Now we’ve already gone over what the best breads are for grilled cheese sandwiches in another post, but what about the cheese? It’s just as important!

Well, I’m glad you asked.

The Top Ten BEST Cheese Types For A Perfect Grilled Cheese!

10. Blue cheese

 9. Swiss

 8. Provolone

 7. Gruyere

 6. Manchego

 5. Brie

 4. Cheddar

 3. Gouda

 2. Muenster

 1. American cheese


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Tips and Tricks: How To Remove Stubborn Burnt Cheese From A Pan

We all know how frustrating it can be when you’re finished making your delicious meal and then look over to find a burnt, crusty mess on the pan for you to clean! If only there was a way to snap your fingers and all the dirty dishes would be done just like that. Well, I have some products you can use that can make scrubbing those stubborn burnt leftovers off the pan much easier! The best part is, most of these items you can find in your house already. If not, check out these coupons and let us give you a discount!

1. Baking soda- Simply Heat up the waiter until its boiling, put in a cup or two of baking soda, and after about 20 minutes the mess should scrub right off

2. Fabric softener- Boil some hot water and put in a sheet of fabric softener. Let it sit overnight. (great for procrastinating!)

3. Coca-Cola- Simply pour it in and let it sit for several hours. Then scrub away the rest!

4. Dish washer detergent– You can use the powder or tablets. Sprinkle enough powder to cover the bottom of the pan. If you are using the tablet, one should do the trick. Let it sit in warm water in the pan until the water cools.

5. Hydrogen peroxide- Pour it in and watch it bubble! Let it do its thing for about ten minutes.

6. Vinegar– Pour enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Let it sit for a bit and then scrub away

7. Salt- While the pan is still hot, scrub with salt to add a sand paper-like texture and help scrub away the stubborn burnt food.

8. Mr. Clean– Mr. Clean magic erasers can be used for all sorts of things- including your cooking pots or pans! Dampen the eraser and scrub away.

9. Ketchup-  Pour a thick layer and let it sit overnight.

10. Lemon juice- Pour enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Let it sit for a bit and then scrub away

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Would You Try These Healthier Bread Alternatives?

Let’s face it- grilled cheese sandwiches have been the classic go-to meal for people everywhere for a long, long time. Whether you’re a college student on a budget, a parent cooking on a time crunch, or you’re  just a real grilled cheese fanatic who can’t get enough of the stuff. We can all agree that a warm, crispy, gooey, buttery, delicious grilled cheese sandwich is perfect for any time of the day!

Sadly, all good things come with a price and bread can certainly make you pay with those calories over time. According to Packaged Facts, more than half of shoppers on the United States say they are “cutting back” on their usually consumption of bread. 56% to be exact. Fortunately, I’ve been doing some research on how to cut out those calories without having to compromise the irresistible taste.

Bread Substitutions- Would You Try These

1. Bell Peppers
2. Cauliflower
3. Portobello Mushrooms
4. Tomatoes
5. Butternut Squash
6. Eggplant
7. Apple Slices
8. Zucchini
9. Tapioca
10. Plantains


I mean hey, if none of these sound appealing to you, you can always try using 100% whole-wheat bread instead!

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The Best Sides to Switch Up Your Grilled Cheese

We all know about the timeless combination of a warm, creamy grilled cheese sandwich with a hot bowl of tomato soup on the side. However, if you’re looking to change it up and try new things, here are some other delicious options for your meal. Don’t forget to click the hyperlinks for some coupons already clipped for you!

  1. Curly fries– Let’s face it; french fries are the backbone of America. Whether we eat them with our cheese burgers or just as something to munch on, fries are always on our mind. So, why wouldn’t you pair fries- more specifically, curly fries, and their crunchy, seasoned goodness with your gooey buttery grilled cheese?
  2. Salad– A crunchy and refreshing, well-seasoned salad pairs delightfully with a smokey, oozey grilled cheese sandwich.
  3. Side of steamed veggies– Steamed veggies can pair with almost anything; Sushi, steak, and grilled cheese! bring your simple treat a gourmet feel by seasoning your veggies with fresh herbs, garlic, lemon, and olive oil.
  4. Mac n’ Cheese– Who loves cheese? We do! We just can’t get enough!
  5. Dipping sauce– Dip into sweet goodness with a side of dipping sauce such as pesto, salsa, ranch, or some good old fashioned prego sauce.
  6. PastaBuitoni, for example makes a quick and delicious side for your grilled cheese sandwich.
  7. Soup– There’s more to life than tomato soup. For example, a class chicken noodle soup is a delicious and comforting side dish to the scrumptious grilled cheese you whipped up.

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The Best Ways to Eat Nutella


  1. Marshmallow fluff  and Nutella sandwich
  2. Grape Jelly (or whichever jelly you prefer) and Nutella Sandwich
  3. Pudding and Nutella sandwich
  4. Bacon and Nutella sandwich
  5. Nutella and Banana sandwich
  6. In a croissant
  7. Peanut butter and Nutella sanwich
  8. On a bagel
  9. French toast and Nutella folded in half
  10. In a grilled cheese


  1. On a muffin
  2. As cake frosting
  3. On a donut
  4. IN and donut
  5. Dip a banana
  6. On a cinnamon bun
  7. On your ice cream
  8. Dip strawberries
  9. On your waffles
  10. On your pancakes


  1. Nutella milkshake
  2. Nutella eggnog (festive!)
  3. Nutella in your coffee
  4. Nutella hot chocolate
  5. Nutella Banana smoothie

Baked Goods: 

  1. Nutella cinnamon rolls
  2. Nutella baked in a croissant
  3. Nutella crepe
  4. Nutella pound cake
  5. Nutella donuts
  6. Nutella french toast rolls
  7. Nutella cheesecake
  8. Nutella muffins
  9. Nutella empanadas
  10. Nutella rolls
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Grilled Cheese With Chicken

Chipotle Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This award winning gimmedelicious.com recipe won first prize at the Emmi USA‘s “Gourmelt” Grilled Cheese Contest, and it’s no wonder why it earned its place! The savory taste of the Emmi Le Gruyere cheese makes for a perfect pair with the tender and original chipotle chicken. We love it to shreds!


  • 1 cup cooked chicken (recipe below)
  • 10-12 slices of Emmi Le Gruyere
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoon butter (divided)
  • 4 slices of bread

Shredded chicken

  • 1 medium boneless chicken cutlet
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce plus 1 tsp. sauce (canned)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. dried dill
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  1. To make the chipotle sauce: place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth about 2-3 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Heat a small pan to medium heat. Add the butter and onions, allow to gently cook for 15 minutes or until caramelized.
  3. For the shredded chicken:
  4. Heat a small heavy duty pan to medium/high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil, chicken cutlet and salt and pepper. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden in color. After both sides are golden add ¼ cup water. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove into a bowl and allow to cool. When cooled shred using 2 forks or with your fingers.

To assemble:

  1. Place an even layer of cheese on 2 slices of bread. Top with shredded chicken and onions. Drizzle a layer or chipotle sauce (2 teaspoons), then top with more cheese. Top sandwich with the other slice of bread.
  2. Heat griddle or pan to medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon butter, place sandwich on griddle and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and the bread is golden and crispy. Serve warm!


Mary’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Spicy Buffalo Chicken, Pepper Jack and Blue Cheese

This food network recipe earned 4 ½ stars for its unique and spicy taste! If you’re looking to spice up the way you usually eat grilled cheese, this is the perfect recipe for you!


  • 2 slices soft white bread
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon blue cheese at room temperature, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Frank’s Hot
  • 1 slice pepper jack cheese


  1. Brush both sides of each slice of bread with the butter.
  2. Place the blue cheese and heavy cream in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. Spread the pureed blue cheese over the top of one side of each slice of bread.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the chicken and hot sauce and arrange it over the blue cheese puree on one slice of the bread. Place the pepper jack cheese on top of the chicken and cover it with the other slice of bread, blue cheese puree side down.
  4. Heat a griddle on top of the stove over medium-high heat. Place the sandwich on the griddle and grill for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Slice the sandwich into 8 small serving pieces.

Chicken Pesto Grilled Cheese

Liz Berg created this master piece of chicken pesto wrapped in Monterey Jack and Gruyere one day after visiting a friend in LA. This irresistible creation is so simple yet so savory, you’ll want to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! While describing her Grilled Cheese, Liz said, “…the aroma was intoxicating as the pesto warmed and the cheese oozed. The hubby asked for an encore, a sure sign of a home run.” Here is the recipe:


  • Two slices hearty bread
  • Butter, at room temperature
  • About 1-2 teaspoons prepared or homemade pesto (more or less) depending on size of bread slices)
  • ¼ cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Shredded or sliced cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken is a terrific shortcut)
  • 1-2 slices of roasted red bell pepper, optional
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Butter one slice of bread and place it butter side down on a grill pan or saute pan. Spread pesto over other side, then layer with cheeses, chicken (sprinkled with salt and pepper to taste), and peppers, if using. Butter the second slice of bread and top the sandwich with the butter side up.
  2. Cook over medium heat till bottom slice of bread is browned and cheese is beginning to melt. Carefully flip and cook till the second side is browned and cheese is completely melted, adjusting burner temperature as needed.
  3. Slice in half and serve with your favorite Gallo wine.
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Grilled Cheese Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Don’t have a stove? Use a Clothes Iron!

Don’t worry, you won’t have to clean crusty cheese off it or stress about butter getting on your clothes. Just wrap your sandwich in tin foil and the heat stays packed in—along with the gooey cheese!

Flip your toaster

Just flip your toaster sideways and you have a makeshift oven at your fingertips (not literally- it’s hot!) This hack may seem great- until you have two slices of cheesy bread shoot out of the toaster when the time is up! So use at your own risk! If you’re feeling daring and have some baseball experience, catch it with a baseball mitt! Or, you know, put a plate in front of it.

Bye-Bye Butter- Hello Mayo!

Lots of people prefer using mayo over butter because it adds more flavor and has a higher melting point! So keep the butter in the fridge and pull out the mayo instead!

Tired of a using a pan? Use a Panini maker!

Panini makers and George Foreman Grills are easier to clean and grill both sides for you so you won’t have to flip it yourself! Laziness at its best- and tastiest!

Inside out Grilled Cheese

If you’re a cheese lover such as myself you know how it goes… the more the merrier! So if you’ve already reached your limit of cheese inside the sandwich, throw some on top! This will keep your taste buds happy and add a crispy layer to the outside!

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Grilled Cheeses You Have To Try Before You Die (Part 1)

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

If you love to pair your grilled cheese with a warm tomato soup, this thebakermama.com recipe for grilled cheese roll ups will give you a fun new twist for your favorite meal! You can pair it with almost anything and with its quick and easy preparation, its perfect for a meal or a snack!


  • 8 slices soft white bread
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided


  1. Trim the crusts from each slice of bread. Roll one slice out to about ⅛-inch thickness with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the rolled out slice with about 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Roll up tightly. Repeat with remaining bread slices and shredded cheese.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons butter in a large non-stick saute pan and melt over medium heat.
  3. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a shallow bowl in the microwave. Dip one roll up at a time in the melted butter in the shallow bowl and then transfer to the saute pan. Allow roll ups to saute for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown and buttery crisp on the outside. Remove to a serving platter.
  4. Serve with tomato sauce, ranch or tomato soup for dipping, if desired.


The Madisonian

This Wisconsin Homestyle grilled cheese sandwich by grilledcheeseacademy.com is far from the ordinary grilled cheese sandwich. It was rated Judges Choice in 2014 and I can certainly see (or taste) why. This recipe combines the deliciously cheesy flavors in a new form- mac and cheese! The soft texture of the macaroni and warm melted Wisconsin cheddar create the perfect balance with the crunchy shell of the cheddar bread.


  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups Wisconsin Cheddar cheese, grated, divided (or, if you’d like, you can use Velveeta– whichever works for you!)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided, plus additional for spreading on bread slices
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons green onions, finely diced
  • Splash of heavy cream
  • 4 slices hot and spicy cheese bread, such as jalapeño-cheddar bread
  • Dijon mustard
  • 1 – 2 bratwursts, cooked and sliced
  • Sauerkraut
  • Dijon mustard


  1. Cook macaroni al dente, according to package instructions. Drain, rinse and immediately add pasta back to same pot. Over low heat, immediately add 1 cup cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon butter, salt, green onions and heavy cream. Mix thoroughly until cheese melts and coats macaroni. Turn off heat and set aside.
  2. Butter 2 bread slices on both sides and set aside. In cast iron or nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. When almost completely melted, place the 2 slices of buttered bread in skillet and top with 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese. Cover until cheese is almost entirely melted, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and top melted cheese with prepared macaroni and cheese; re-cover skillet for a minute or 2. Butter one side of remaining 2 bread slices and spread Dijon mustard on the other side. Remove lid from skillet and place bratwurst slices over macaroni and cheese and top with sauerkraut. Place Dijon mustard-side-down slices over sauerkraut and carefully flip sandwich to toast this side, adding more butter if necessary. Do not cover skillet. Flip sandwich one more time, if desired, to crisp toast.


Spicy Mini Meatball Grilled Cheese

If you’re tired of the same old thing every day and you’re looking for something to spice up your meal, this recipe is worth the try- and its worth investing the time! This howsweeteats.com recipe made it to cheeserank.com “58 Grilled Cheeses Worth Selling Your Soul For”—let’s hope it lives up to the title!



  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  • 2 tablespoons softened butter for spreading
  • 4 slices seedy whole grain bread (or your favorite bread)
  • 4 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 ounces provolone cheese, freshly grated



  1. To make the meatballs, combine the beef, cheese, bread crumbs, garlic, basil, parsley, pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix until just combined (don’t overmix!) and them form meatballs that are a little less than 1-inch in diameter. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the meatballs and cook until they are browned on all sides (don’t worry about them being cooked through yet), about 5 minutes total.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the diced tomatoes, butter, another pinch of salt and pepper and stir. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes. Now, do what you want with your meatballs! Like make grilled cheese.
  3. To make the grilled cheese, spread the outsides of the bread with a 1/2 tablespoon of softened butter. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add some grated fontina to the bottom slice of bread, cover it with a few meatballs (I sliced mine in half), add a bit more fontina and another bread slice. Cook the sandwich until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden and toasty. Serve immediately!
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