Learn how to make a Fried Bologna Sandwich with melted cheese for a super easy dinner or lunch that's very budget friendly.
If you've never had a fried bologna and cheese sandwich, you're missing out on cheap and easy comfort food. This budget friendly meal takes just a few minutes to make, so you can have lunch or dinner on the table in no time.
I grew up on fried bologna or fried jumbo sandwiches, as my mom called them. It'a a Pittsburgh thing.
So if you've never heard of frying bologna, no worries! One bite, and you'll be glad you tried it!
How to Fry Bologna
If you're not a bologna sandwich fan, frying bologna makes it completely different. The meat loses its fat and becomes nice and crispy around the edges.
You'll want to allow for at least 2 or 3 slices per person. As the fat renders out, the slices get a lot smaller!
Just add your bologna slices to a frying pan, and cook on medium heat. When the middles bubble up and the edges curl up, it's done.
Best Cheese for Bologna Sandwiches
When the meat is done, it's time to add your favorite cheese. Mom and Grandma always used provolone, so I think that's the way to go.
You can use your favorite cheese, though -- American, cheddar and Swiss are also good. Just use cheese that melts easily.
Provolone melts almost instantly. So when it's melted, it's time to build the sandwich!
Toasted bread is definitely the way to go. You want the bread to be firm enough to hold the hot meat and cheese.
You can toast the bread in the toaster or air fryer. Then, spread some mayo on the insides, and add your meat and cheese.
Lettuce and tomato are optional, but so good. My favorite!
Fried Bologna Sandwich Recipe
Fried Bologna Sandwich
- 6 slices bologna
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- Add sliced bologna to a medium skillet, and cook on medium heat until edges are slightly crispy and middles bubble up
- Add sliced provolone cheese and allow to melt
- Remove from skillet, and place on toasted bread slices. Top with lettuce and tomato, if desired