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Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Our grown-up bacon grilled cheese takes your old fashioned grilled cheese and dresses it up with bacon, brie, muenster, and mozzarella cheeses.

April was National Grilled Cheese month, and while we are late to the party, we showed up with style. For today’s dish, we decided to take your traditional grilled cheese sandwich and dress it up a little.

The bacon grilled cheese sandwich halved to show melting cheese.

How to make a bacon grilled cheese:

Making this grilled cheese is simple and doesn’t take long to prepare. I’ve included a few tips below the instructions.

First, cook the bacon per the package instructions and set it aside. Next, slice your brie and mozzarella.

After that, squish the cheese flat between your fingers. It will melt faster when cooking.

Then, melt the butter in your microwave in a heat safe bowl.

A slice of buttered sourdough with cheese and cooked bacon.

Preheat your skillet over medium heat. While the pan warms, take a basting brush and slather the butter on the outsides of each piece of bread.

Now you can start building the sandwich.

Start with bread, butter side down, then place one slice of Muenster, then add three pieces of bacon. At that point, place the mozzarella and brie on top of the bacon.

Sliced mozzarella cheese has been placed atop the cooked bacon.

Now, top everything off with the other slice of bread, butter side up this time. The pan should be hot enough now.

So, using a spatula, place the sandwich into the skillet.

Last, let it cook for about four to six minutes on each side. Go ahead and push the sandwich down with your spatula as it cooks, so the cheese seals the bread slices together.

A buttered slice of sourdough atop the bacon and cheeses.

Once everything is nice and browned on each side, remove the sandwich from the pan. Place it on a cutting board and slice it in half if you want. If not, put it on a plate and dig in!

Bacon Grilled Cheese Tips:

  • The oven is an excellent way to cook bacon because it keeps the bacon extra crispy and clean up is a breeze. Simply preheat the oven to 375°F, place raw bacon on a sheet pan (preferably on an elevated rack), and bake for about twenty minutes, or until desired doneness is reached.
  • If you are worried the cheese isn’t melting well, then cover the skillet with a lid to steam the cheese.
  • Not a fan of mozzarella or brie, that’s fine. Use any cheese you love. As long as you enjoy the grilled cheese, then that’s what matters!

You can serve it with homemade tortilla chips and salsa, soup, or whatever you desire. Kim and I hope you enjoy the grilled cheese and wish you all the best 🙂

Two sandwiches halved and stacked to show gooey melting cheese.

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Two sandwiches halved and stacked to show gooey melting cheese.

Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4.9 from 11 votes
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Author: John
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 2 Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 ounce Brie, cut into small pieces
  • 4 slices sourdough bread, or bread of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 slices Muenster, or cheese of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Cook the bacon per the package instructions. Set aside
    6 slices bacon
  • Slice the mozzarella and brie. Flatten the cheeses out some, so they melt evenly.
    2 ounces fresh mozzarella
    1 ounce Brie
  • Preheat your skillet on medium heat. Bush the outsides of each slice of bread with melted butter.
    4 slices sourdough bread
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Then build the grilled cheese sandwich. Cook the sandwich in the preheated pan for approximately three to five minutes on each side.
    2 slices Muenster
  • Remove the cooked sandwich and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 909kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1695mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 758IU | Calcium: 442mg | Iron: 6mg

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 1 finished bacon grilled cheese sandwich. Actual calories will vary.
Any leftovers can be stored in your fridge, in a sealed container, for up to three days.
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9 Comments

  1. I love the combination of muenster and brie. Yummy sandwich. I’d let you make that any day of the week for me. 😉

  2. I love the combination of muenster and brie. Yummy sandwich. I’d let you make that any day of the week for me. 😉

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