Grilled Prosciutto and Basil Mac 'n' Cheese #SP5

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Official Contest Entry: Simply Potatoes 5Fix. An epically satisfying take on your common Grilled Cheese. This is a definite go-to meal when your looking for some comfort food with a kick!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 -6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto (can substitute pancetta)
  • 1 bunch basil, washed
  • 4 -6 slices bread (I prefer sourdough or marble rye)
  • 1 (20 ounce) package Simply Macaroni & Cheese, prepared to package directions


  1. Melt 1/4 -1/3 of butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place 1-2 ounces prosciutto on 1 slice of bread. Cover prosciutto with single layer of basil leaves. Scoop roughly 2/3 -1 cup of prepared macaroni and cheese on top of basil and top with another slice of bread to form a sandwich.
  3. Place sandwich in skillet with heated butter and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until bread is toasted enough for your taste.
  4. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Most Helpful

SO DELICIOUS!! I'm definitely going to be making this for my family again soon

Christina M. March 31, 2014

This is an INCREDIBLE recipe!!!

Benjamin P. March 30, 2014

Changed the way i think about grilled cheese, just amazing! Maybe next time i would add some seasoning to the mac and cheese like garlic powder and crushed red pepper.

j5jp March 27, 2014