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Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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8 slices crusty French sourdough bread
6 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
8 slices American cheese
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
1 cup shredded Colby cheese
1/3 cup butter, softened

Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

What could be more perfect than bacon, avocado and cheese? Transform them into a hot and melted grilled crisp sandwich!

  • Serves 4
  • Easy

About This Recipe

Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the first things beginning cooks learn to make. All you need is a pan, bread, cheese, and butter! And sometimes you just need a grilled cheese sandwich. Especially this recipe for Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich. And hot sandwiches seem so much more … filling and substantial than a cold sandwich.

There are marvelous and infinite variations on this classic combination. You can make just about anything into a grilled cheese sandwich, including cooked pasta and mac and cheese!

This particular combination is just sublime. There’s nothing better than avocado and bacon. Add some melted cheese and some crisp bread and you have a fabulous sandwich that is worthy of the name!

You can choose whatever bread you’d like to make this easy sandwich. I, of course, prefer a really crusty baguette or a sourdough French bread so it has the internal fortitude to stand up to the rich filling.

And I know that American cheese is considered kind of, well, spammy, but it’s really the perfect cheese to use for grilled sandwiches. It melts perfectly, it has a mild taste that doesn’t interfere with the other ingredients, and it’s inexpensive. It’s mixed with some shredded Colby for more flavor in this recipe. If you really can’t use it, substitute Cheddar or provolone.

And there’s a trick to making grilled cheese sandwiches. Use a nonstick skillet, put the heat on medium so the bread doesn’t get too brown before the cheese melts, and cover the pan. This holds in the heat so the cheese will be the perfect gooey and melty consistency.

Or make this recipe in the air fryer! It’s super simple and you don’t have to constantly monitor the sandwich as it cooks.

Serve this sammy with a crisp green salad tossed with mushrooms and bell peppers, and a cold glass of milk.

Why this recipe for Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich works:

  • The smooth nuttiness of avocado pairs perfectly with crisp and salty bacon, of course. But add some melted cheese to take the combo to the next level.
  • American cheese is really the best cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches. It isn’t “real” cheese, because it has emulsifiers added that keep the cheese velvety smooth as it melts. But you have to use it for the best results.
  • Always cover the pan when you’re grilling a sandwich. That’s the only way to ensure that the filling gets hot as the bread grills to toasty perfection.

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Put four of the slices of bread on the counter. Top with the American cheese, the bacon, and the avocado. Sprinkle the Colby cheese over all.


Top with the rest of the slices of bread. Then spread the outsides of the sandwiches with the softened butter. Use 2 teaspoons for each slice of bread.


Briefly heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwiches, press down on them with a spatula, and cover the pan.


After 2 minutes, remove the cover and lift one of the sandwiches with a spatula. If it's brown, carefully turn the sandwiches. If not, let it cook for another minute.


When the sandwiches are all flipped, gently press down on them with the spatula again and cover the pan. Grill for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the bread is crisp and golden and the cheese is melted.


Air fryer instructions

First, cook the bacon in the air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. Put the slices in the fryer making sure they are separate. Air fry regular bacon for 7 to 9 minutes; thick cut bacon for 10 to 13 minutes. Remove the bacon and drain on paper towels. Remove excess grease from the air fryer, then assemble your sandwiches.


Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Put the sandwich(es) in the air fryer. Air fry for 4 minutes, then carefully flip the sandwiches and air fry for another 4 to 5 minutes or until the bread is browned and crisp and the cheese is melted. Serve.


Linda is a bestselling cookbook author and home economist who has written 54 books (53 cookbooks and Medical Ethics for Dummies) since 2005. She has worked for Pillsbury since 1988, on the Bake-Off and other projects. Linda has been a web presence since 2002, developing recipes and teaching people how to cook.

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