Toasty Bacon and Cheese Bread {aka Fancy Buns}

This recipe has been in my family longer than I have.  It’s so simple, but so tasty.

Toasted bread with crisp bacon, melted cheese, and green onions.  Yum.

Toasty Cheese and Bacon Bread by Eat It & Say Yum

Despite the deliciousness of this combination, it wasn’t until a few years ago that my husband gave this toasty side it’s name.  I’m not sure what my family called it before, but these are now affectionately known as Fancy Buns.

Ok, so you mix the cheese, crisp cooked bacon, green onions, and the binder- mayonnaise.

fancy buns

Slice some french bread to open it up, like a giant hot dog bun.  (I cut the loaf in half lengthwise first, but you don’t have to do that.)  (Tip: you can use almost any kind of bread here.  One of our favorites is actually hamburger buns!)

Spread the bread with butter, then divide the cheese mixture evenly among all the bread.  Spread the cheese over the buttered surfaces.

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Toast under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the bread gets a little toasty.

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Slice the bread into individual pieces.

Serve with any dish you like, I recommend trying these with soup.  This bread side is so good, bet you can’t eat just one!

Toasty Cheese and Bacon Bread

Toasty Bacon and Cheese Bread {aka Fancy Buns}


  • 1+ cups of grated cheddar or Colby Jack cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon- cooked crisp and crumbled or chopped
  • 2 green onions- sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (optional: I prefer to use mayonnaise, it really helps hold everything together, but you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to)
  • Bread- french bread, or hamburger buns work best
  • butter- soft, for spreading on the bread


  1. Cut open the french bread, like a hot dog bun. (Or open up hamburger buns) Spread the soft butter on the bread/ buns.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the cheese, cooked bacon, green onions, and mayo. Stir.
  3. Divide the cheese mixture evenly on all the bread. Spread it out to cover.
  4. Toast the bread under the broiler, until the cheese is bubbly and the bread is turning golden brown.
  5. Serve warm alongside any dish, but soup is best.

See, I told you it was easy!

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5 thoughts on “Toasty Bacon and Cheese Bread {aka Fancy Buns}

  1. This recipe came from my mom (June Fisher Rahilly) when I was in 4th grade and she made them for my birthday party. It has been in the family for a long time.

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