Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

since my husband’s accident, I have been cooking nonstop to help make sure he gets enough to keep himself healthy while he heals. Bacon is one of his favorite foods. While I made him ham and grilled cheese a few times bacon grilled cheese is by far the favorite around here.

If you like bacon and cheese… Who am I kidding who doesn’t? You are sure to love this melty cheese and bacon sandwich.

The best cheeses for bacon grilled cheese sandwiches

While I am a huge fan of thick-cut bacon and think it is purely amazing for cooking bacon in the air fryer it is perhaps not the best cut of bacon for making bacon grilled cheese sandwiches.

How to get the cheese to melt well when making grilled cheese sandwiches

The trick to getting truly melty cheese with any grilled cheese is to grill both sides of the bread. This can be done by placing the bread on the skillet and getting ti toasty before flipping and adding your fillings. For this sandwich, you want to be sure your bacon is hot when it goes in as it will help the cheese melt as well.

The Allure of Grilled Cheese:

1. Cheese, Please!

The star of any grilled cheese masterpiece is undoubtedly the cheese. Opt for a combination of different cheeses like sharp cheddar, creamy mozzarella, or smoky gouda. The melting pot of flavors will tantalize your taste buds.

2. The Bread Matters:

Choose a sturdy, artisanal bread to provide the perfect canvas for your grilled cheese creation. Sourdough or a rustic whole-grain bread adds a delightful chewiness and robust flavor.

3. Butter, the Secret Weapon:

For that golden, crispy exterior, don’t skimp on the butter. Generously coat the outer sides of your bread slices for that irresistible crunch.

The Bacon Infusion:

1. Crispy, Smoky Bliss:

Bacon brings a smoky, salty element that perfectly complements the richness of the melted cheese. Choose thick-cut bacon for an extra hearty crunch.

2. Cook to Perfection:

Whether you prefer your bacon extra crispy or with a slight chew, cooking it to perfection is crucial. Pan-fry or bake until it reaches your desired level of crispiness.

What you need for bacon grilled cheese

  • 2 slices bread
  • 4 slices of bacon halved
  • 2 slices of cheese
  • butter

How to make a bacon grilled cheese

Place your bacon on a cold skillet and turn the heat to medium. The cold skillet to start cooking helps to reduce shrinking.

After the skillet has warmed butter the skillet and play your bread down into the butter.

When the bacon is about done cooking lift one side of the bread and butter the skillet again before placing it uncooked side down on the skillet.

Add your cheese and bacon to the toasted side before putting the toasted side of the second piece of bread on top.

After the bottom side is toasted butter the skillet and flip to the other side until golden.

Cut in half and serve.

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