A yummy meal that you and your kids will love! A simple golden brown grilled cheese sandwich with the twist of bacon and tomato. Hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Lay 4 slices of bread, butter side down, in the skillet. Top with a slice of cheese, 2 slices tomato, bacon, and another slice of cheese. Cover with a slice of bread, butter side out. Fry sandwiches until golden on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

557 calories; 23.8 g protein; 28.6 g carbohydrates; 104.1 mg cholesterol; 1696.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
I took this one step further and stirred a little garlic powder into the butter and spread that on the bread. I also used Sargento deli sliced sharp cheddar cheese. We loved this. My oldest boy actually ate two. Next time I'll try this with deli sliced ham or turkey. I think that would be good too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2012
A good mix of ingredients but I think the cheese overpowered the rest of the sandwich. Read More
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150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
I took this one step further and stirred a little garlic powder into the butter and spread that on the bread. I also used Sargento deli sliced sharp cheddar cheese. We loved this. My oldest boy actually ate two. Next time I'll try this with deli sliced ham or turkey. I think that would be good too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2010
Simply delicious! I had some leftover bacon that was already cooked so this was a great was to use it up. This was perfect for lunch with some tomato soup - especially since it's such a gloomy rainy day today.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
We have grilled cheese (GCs) at least 3 or 4 times a month and I've added tomato before but never thought about adding bacon. I used some thick sliced bacon that I had baked with brown sugar sprinkled over the top. I spread a little mayonnaise on the bread added cojack cheese tomato slices and the salty/sweet bacon then grilled it with butter. It was almost like a bacon cheeseburger--delicious--thanks for a great idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2006
I love these. It may be a kid recipe but it is a quick balanced meal for grownups too. One reviewer commented about thinking they needed twice the bacon and cheese. For an adult I always serve 2 single slices of bread with the cheese tomato and bacon on each slice made open face under the broiler. No butter is used. The bread gets toasted around the edges but not much on the bottoms (I like this texture) and you get twice the bacon and cheese. The tomato tends to get juicy when cooked so I use a fork. Also when I do make bacon I cook the whole pound and freeze the extra slices in a freezer bag. (If any survive that long!) They do not stick to each other frozen. Remove as many strips as you need. It's pre-cooked and they reheat and crisp up as you broil. I especially love this sandwich when ripe tomatoes are in season. White American slices are my preferred cheese. Broil until the cheese starts to melt and brown a little where exposed. The bacon on top will also begin to show blackened high spots. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2008
I made this wonderful sandwich with lite mayo instead of butter. I served it with tomato basil soup and the hubby was in heaven. He said he has never had a grilled cheese sandwich that tasted so good. I also used colby cheddar and monterey jack cheeses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2007
Thanks for posting this recipe. It inspired me to really expand the "grilled cheese & soup" meal that I fall back on when short on time. Last night we added onion avacado turkey spinach and cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2010
I craved this non-stop during my pregnancy. It seems like an odd combo but is very yummy. I even got my hubby hooked on these. So needless to say we still make these for a quick dinner even though I'm not pregnant. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
I made several variations of this. I prefer them with pepperjack cheese. My boyfriend and I preferred the sandwiches open faced - bread cheese bacon and tomato. Very good recipe as is but if you want to be creative with the concept it tastes good as well. I also made them with pepperoni slices in the middle but it wasn't our favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
I just made one change when I made these. I used Pepper Jack cheese. I always have to make my husband and sons 2 of these sandwiches. They won't settle for plain grilled cheese again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2012
A good mix of ingredients but I think the cheese overpowered the rest of the sandwich. Read More
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