#BreakfastNight With Krusteaz: Bacon Waffle Grilled Cheese – With Giveaway #MyKrusteaz

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Did you know that February is National Hot Breakfast Month? I love hot breakfast, especially on a chilly winter day. It just makes my belly happy to start the day off with something warm and tasty. When I think of breakfast, I think of a meal eaten in the morning. I’m a bit old-fashioned that way. A lot of people, however, really enjoy breakfast for dinner, aka breakfast night. How many people? A lot. In a recent survey, Krusteaz found out that nine out of ten Americans say they eat breakfast for dinner, with more than half of respondents enjoying breakfast night dinners once a month or more, and nearly a quarter eating breakfast for dinner once a week.

You’re familiar with Krusteaz, right? They’re the people that make those convenient mixes, for pancakes, waffles, muffins and much more. Well, the folks at Krusteaz sent me a package containing some of their most popular breakfast items, asking me to share what I came up with as a breakfast dinner.

We always have cheese in our house. The hubby has been known to say that I can’t make a dish without cheese. For the record, I can but often don’t. Grilled cheese is a favorite around here, because it’s really easy to make. I thought it would be fun to make a grilled cheese sandwich using waffles. But, I knew I wanted to change up the flavor a bit. So to that end, I added shredded bacon to the Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix that I used. Here’s how I made it.

Bacon Waffle Grilled Cheese

#BreakfastNight With Krusteaz: Bacon Waffle Grilled Cheese #MyKrusteaz

Ingredients

  • Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix (requires water, egg and oil)
  • 1 cup shredded real bacon
  • thinly sliced American cheese
  • maple syrup for dipping if desired

Instructions

Make the Belgian Waffle mix according to the instructions. I used the lowest quantity to make this meal, which if you were making waffles would be two or three 7″ round waffles according to the box. Once the batter is made, add the bacon in and stir well.

Now it’s time to cook the waffles. It was at this point that I realized I no longer had the little electric waffle maker that I thought I had. So, I had to break out my crepe/pizzelle/pancake maker. Not wanting a flat sandwich, I used the pizzelle plates (think waffles but much thinner) to make my waffles. My pizelle maker makes three small pizzelles at a time, each of which is approximately the circumference of an English muffin or small pancake. I had enough batter to make 12 “pizelle” waffles, which is six sandwiches. I sprayed the plates with a little cooking spray and poured the waffle batter in. I cooked until the machine let me know it was finished cooking, which was 3-4 minutes. When my “pizzelle” waffles were finished cooking, I put them onto a plate.

Next I lightly buttered one side of each “pizzelle” waffle, in the same manner that I butter the bread when making grilled cheese. Then, I placed four slices of American cheese on one waffle and placed another waffle on top of that.

Now that I had six sandwiches, it was time to grill the cheese. The waffles will not cook the same as bread might, partially because they’re thicker and partially because the waffles are sort of crispy. You’ll know when they’re done by looking to see if the cheese melted.

Serve these immediately as soon as they’re done, because they cook really quickly. I did find that I preferred the flavor when I dunked a little bit of the sandwich into a little pancake syrup. This gave the sandwich the moisture I felt it needed since it was on waffles. I am thinking next time I make these I am going to try adding one or two thin slices of ham, partially for flavor and partially to add some moisture for those that prefer not to dip into syrup.

#BreakfastNight With Krusteaz: Bacon Waffle Grilled Cheese #MyKrusteaz

to read more of the facts from the survey, click here. You can also download and print a coupon for $0.50 off any one pancake or waffle mix by clicking here.

You can find recipes, product info and more on the Krusteaz website. You can also connect with Krusteaz on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

What’s your favorite breakfast night meal?

#BreakfastNight With Krusteaz: Bacon Waffle Grilled Cheese #MyKrusteaz

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a Krusteaz Breakfast Night starter kit including:

  • Two boxes of each of the following mixes: Buttermilk Pancake, Belgian Waffle, Wild Blueberry Muffin, and Blueberry Pancake
  • Some fun kitchen items like a pancake spatula, a pancake griddle pan, a squeeze bottle for pancake art and an apron
  • Breakfast Night inspiration including sample Breakfast Night recipes

HOW TO ENTER.

Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. The winner will be selected by the Giveaway Tools widget. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that you must complete the mandatory required entry, and that only comments answering the question asked will be eligible for entry. No PO Boxes. From Val’s Kitchen is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment of prizing. Good luck to everyone!

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59 comments

Michaelyn Pappert February 18, 2016 - 4:56 pm

My fav would have to be a loaded veggie and ham omelet! Can’t go wrong there!!! 🙂

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Keri Justice February 18, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Waffles with your choice of toppings and mix ins and bacon would be my choice.

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Juliedible February 18, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Omelettes – work for any meal of the day!

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) February 18, 2016 - 5:07 pm

That sounds so good. My mom always made ice cream sandwiches out of waffles when I was a kid.

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Brandi February 18, 2016 - 5:15 pm

I love waffles mixed with cheese and bacon. Would love to win this so I can make plenty for the kiddos.

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Shawn Stover February 18, 2016 - 5:16 pm

pancakes

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle February 18, 2016 - 5:20 pm

Breakfast night is the best! We do it about once a month, and it’s so much fun.

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Dana Rodriguez February 18, 2016 - 5:42 pm

That looks delicious! We love bacon and waffles!

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Carol Yemola February 18, 2016 - 6:25 pm

I love pancakes and bacon any time of the day or night!

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dana February 18, 2016 - 6:29 pm

egg fritata!

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Catherine S February 18, 2016 - 7:28 pm

This looks so yummy. My favorite breakfast night meal is egss, bacon, biscuits with sausage and gravy.

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MJ.L February 18, 2016 - 8:00 pm

I love pancakes and eggs! Breakfast for dinner is the best!

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Ora Lee Gurr February 18, 2016 - 8:07 pm

My favorite breakfast night meal is waffles and sausage or bacon. I’m not a big egg fan, but the rest of the family appreciates them. Krusteaz is a favorite, and I’m so happy Wal-Mart started carrying it again.

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nicole escat February 18, 2016 - 8:18 pm

Wow. I want to try this Yummy recipe. This really looks delicious. Waffle and bacon is one of my favorites.

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Chrysa February 18, 2016 - 8:29 pm

My favorite #BreakfastNight meal is good ‘ol pancakes, but your sandwiches look awesome! YUM!

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Andrea v February 18, 2016 - 10:16 pm

Mine is breakfast burritos but we also love pancakes.

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Cheryl February 19, 2016 - 12:00 am

My favorite breakfast night meal is sausage gravy and biscuits.

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Mia February 19, 2016 - 1:36 am

I like egg and cheese crepes for breakfast night!

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Kristen February 19, 2016 - 4:48 am

My favorite is sourdough french toast.

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Jenny Ham February 19, 2016 - 9:32 am

Cornfritter pancakes with bacon

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Danielle Royalegacy February 19, 2016 - 9:40 am

If we have breakfast for dinner, we usually have bacon and scrambled eggs.

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Dave Hanover February 19, 2016 - 9:41 am

Shipwreck meals

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David February 19, 2016 - 12:34 pm

My favorite is egg burritos. There is too much prep and cleanup to eat those in the morning, so we always eat them at night.

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cyndi br February 19, 2016 - 4:09 pm

blueberry waffles with bacon

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Heather Hayes Panjon February 19, 2016 - 5:22 pm

Pancakes And Sausage Links!

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Crystal February 19, 2016 - 7:17 pm

We do breakfast for dinner a bunch. I haven’t tried anything like your grilled cheese, but it looks so yummy. Can’t wait to add it to our list of favs like Belgian waffles & omelets.

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Jason February 19, 2016 - 7:17 pm

French toast and bacon

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Shell February 19, 2016 - 8:37 pm

This looks incredible! We love breakfast for dinner at my house and this would be perfect for that.

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Christie February 19, 2016 - 9:52 pm

What a creative meal idea to combine waffles and grilled cheese! I bet my family would love this

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Tami bates February 19, 2016 - 10:29 pm

Omelet

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Melissa R February 19, 2016 - 10:55 pm

I love any kind of egg dish for dinner. A side of pancakes is always good, too!

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Laura J February 20, 2016 - 2:03 am

Oh we love to do pancakes, sausage, and bacon!!! We do this about once a week!

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Tina W February 20, 2016 - 4:08 am

I love having pancakes and sausage for dinner

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Cindy A. February 20, 2016 - 12:05 pm

Pancakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, bacon, waffles… I love it all!

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Jeffrey February 20, 2016 - 12:30 pm

We do just about anything for brinner but our favorite is pancakes!

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barb g February 20, 2016 - 1:43 pm

That would be a big Country Breakfast which is: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon crispy, Sausage patty, Biscuit & Gravy. Maybe even some tiny potato pancakes. Wow what a meal!

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Diane Sikora February 20, 2016 - 2:11 pm

scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage

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Melinda February 20, 2016 - 3:20 pm

We are big into fritatas here as well as pancakes

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Deb K February 20, 2016 - 3:48 pm

We love waffles and bacon!

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Michele L. February 20, 2016 - 4:39 pm

I make hashbrowns, bacon, eggs and sometimes pancakes when we have breakfast night.

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DJ February 20, 2016 - 6:37 pm

I love blueberry waffles.

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Theresa N February 20, 2016 - 8:01 pm

Pancakes with sausage.

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Brenda Haines February 21, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Waffles, hash browns, bacon and eggs.

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Melissa Johnson February 21, 2016 - 6:48 pm

I love french toast with strawberries & whip cream or blackberry syrup & powdered sugar!

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Emily Smith February 22, 2016 - 11:39 am

We love having French toast and bacon for dinner!

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Staci A February 22, 2016 - 1:21 pm

We make waffles with just eggs and banana (no flours) and serve with fruit and sausage. Yum!

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Amelia Lanxon February 22, 2016 - 3:15 pm

Krusteaz buttermilk pancakes & bacon fresh fruit

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Shakeia Rieux February 23, 2016 - 2:52 am

I like to have a bacon and egg sandwich for dinner

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D SCHMIDT February 23, 2016 - 11:40 am

Definitely blueberry pancakes and maple syrup

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Cori Westphal February 23, 2016 - 3:47 pm

Breakfast burritos are the best for dinner! Yum!

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Amber Cheras February 23, 2016 - 7:23 pm

blueberry waffles and bacon

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DEBIJOT February 23, 2016 - 9:50 pm

My favorite breakfast night meal are pancakes and sausage.

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Lauren February 24, 2016 - 9:20 am

I like breakfast burritos for dinner.

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Nikki February 24, 2016 - 11:48 pm

I love everything bagel grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon and spinach!

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Kiwi February 26, 2016 - 2:23 am

What a fancy pancake. Looks great!

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lori clark February 26, 2016 - 12:34 pm

I love biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs and pancakes

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Amy Z. February 26, 2016 - 3:46 pm

I love blueberry pancakes for a breakfast night meal.

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laura ari February 26, 2016 - 8:56 pm

We like pancakes with bacon for dinner on breakfast for dinner night.

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Sofia B February 27, 2016 - 8:55 am

This breakfast sandwich sounds so wrong but it looks so, so good….I so need to try this!! YUMM!

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