Get ready for April by learning how to make a grilled cheese with bacon sandwich for National Grilled Cheese Month. We now have a holiday that celebrates guilt free comfort food with a grilled cheese sandwich made with your favorite bread and cheese.
To make a grilled cheese with bacon sandwich, you will need:
- Cook the bacon. Choose thin sliced bacon for the grilled cheese with bacon sandwich. Place two to four slices of bacon in a small frying pan and cook over a medium heat until crisp. Place the cooked bacon on a paper towel to drain the grease.
- Preheat a skillet over a medium heat. Butter one side of a slice of bread and place it buttered side down in the skillet. Place a layer of cheese on the bread. Position the cooked bacon over the cheese and cover with another layer of cheese. Butter one side of another piece of bread and place it over the bread in the skillet with the buttered side facing up. Cover the grilled cheese sandwich with a sheet of aluminum foil during cooking.
- When to flip the sandwich. Remove the foil and lift one corner of the sandwich with a spatula to check for doneness. When the bread is lightly golden brown, flip the sandwich over and cover with a sheet of foil. Grill the sandwich for three to four minutes and check again. When the second piece of bread is lightly golden brown flip the sandwich over again to reheat the other side for 30 seconds. The perfectly grilled cheese and bacon sandwich is golden brown and crispy on both sides and the cheese is melted. Serve hot.
Tips: Add thinly sliced tomatoes to a grilled cheese with bacon to make the perfect comfort sandwich. The perfect compliment for a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich is a bowl of your favorite soup. Do not try to rush the grilling of a grilled cheese with bacon sandwich. If the heat is too high the bread will burn and the cheese will not be melted.