Grilled Cheese With Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Recipe

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A grilled cheese stuffed with crisp bacon, tomato, and avocado.

Recipe Details

Grilled Cheese With Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Recipe

Active 20 mins
Total 20 mins
Serves 1 sandwich


  • 2 slices bacon, sliced in half crosswise

  • 2 slices hearty white bread, such as Pepperidge Farm or Arnold

  • 2 teaspoons butter

  • 2 slices American or cheddar cheese

  • 2 slices ripe beefsteak tomato

  • 1/2 ripe avocado, thinly sliced

  • Kosher salt


  1. Place bacon in a large nonstick or cast iron skillet and cook over medium-low heat, turning occasionally, until crisp all over, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and bacon fat to a small bowl.

  2. Wipe out skillet and return to medium heat. Melt butter until foaming subsides. Add both bread slices and cook, swirling occasionally, until pale golden brown on bottom side, about 2 minutes.

  3. Transfer to a cutting board toasted-side-up. Place one cheese slice on top of one slice, followed by bacon, tomato, and avocado. Top with second cheese slice and close sandwich.

  4. Add half of reserved bacon fat to skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Add sandwich and cook, swirling occasionally, until deep, even golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove sandwich using a flexible metal spatula. Add the remaining bacon fat. Return sandwich to skillet cooked-side up. Season with salt. Cook, swirling occasionally, until second side is deep, even golden brown and cheese is thoroughly melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
888 Calories
71g Fat
42g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 888
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 71g 91%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 1105mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 54mg 269%
Calcium 480mg 37%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1162mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)