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BBQ Pulled Pork, White Cheddar and Arugula Grilled Cheese

Well hello Friday!

BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

This day normally has a bit of excitement for me since I know by the end of the day John will be getting home from work and we have the whole weekend as a family. But this Friday in particular is a little more special since Mama has been here all week long. And that means shopping, getting things done on my to do list, an amazing babysitter for JG, and yes yes I can spend hours in the kitchen.

Last week I made my go to BBQ Pulled Pork in the crock pot – sandwiches with baked beans, macaroni and cheese, and then yes the ultimate grilled cheese. If I could have a grilled cheese (the “fancy” kind as John likes to refer to them) everyday without it going straight to my waistline I would.

I got this grilled cheese idea from Eat Streets. Sometimes I binge watch that show and come up with so many ideas to transform into recipes. Too bad we don’t live close to downtown anymore to attend First Friday for the food trucks.

BBQ Pulled Pork, White Cheddar and Arugula Grilled Cheese

I can’t remember when it was but sometime within the last few years I was introduced to creamy horseradish. Add it to a little mayo and it is the perfect condiment for any meaty sandwich. Add a little arugula to give it a peppery taste…and umm to make it a little healthier right? And cheese…well I thought of all the kinds I could use but decided to go simple with a white cheddar.

BBQ Pulled Pork, White Cheddar and Arugula Grilled Cheese


  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon creamy horseradish
  • 3 oz. white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup arugula
  • 1/3 cup pulled pork
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter


  • Heat panini press or large skillet over medium heat.
  • Combine the creamy horseradish and mayonnaise together in a small bowl until fully incorporated.
  • To assemble sandwiches, spread softened butter on outside slices of bread.On the inside of a slice spread the mayonnaise mixture. Add half of the cheese, followed by the arugula and then pulled pork.Top it with remaining cheese and slice of bread with buttered side up.
  • Cook sandwiches until golden brown on both sides.


BBQ Pulled Pork Macaroni and Cheese - Hall Nesting

Monday 22nd of December 2014

[…] the two of us. These leftover indulgences include lunch for the next day – some kind of BBQ pulled pork grilled cheese (which he normally misses out on due to work) and then for dinner this BBQ Pulled Pork Macaroni and […]

Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

good grief Lauren, this looks INCREDIBLE!!! reminds me a bit of that french onion grilled cheese you've made, which I tried myself and was totally beyond delicious - loves!

Lauren Hall

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Thanks lady! You know grilled cheeses just speak to me :)

Mediterranean Wrap - Hall Nesting

Friday 17th of October 2014

[…] like using pulled for pork for the ultimate grilled cheese – having these shortcuts have really helped me in the kitchen lately. I can’t imagine […]


Sunday 12th of October 2014

Yay for Fridays and weekends! These sandwiches are a MOUTH-full. In the best way, of course.


Sunday 12th of October 2014

I struggle with titles sometimes - you just want to tell about all the yummy ingredients haha

Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

Friday 10th of October 2014

Oh man Lauren this is simply mouthwatering!! I just wish I could taste it and not just look right now! LOL!


Sunday 12th of October 2014

Come on over and I will fire up the griddle!

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