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This simple recipe uses only 5 ingredients and elevates a classic comfort food into a deliciously satisfying, savory, substantial meal in under 15 minutes.
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Table of Contents
  1. Bring On The Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  2. Why We Love This Bacon Avocado Grilled Sandwich Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Sandwich Recipes
  11. Bacon Avocado Sandwich Recipe

It couldn’t be any easier to turn a basic grilled cheese into an epic Bacon Avocado Sandwich. This simple Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese recipe uses only 5 ingredients and elevates a classic comfort food into a deliciously satisfying, savory, substantial adult grilled cheese in under 15 minutes.

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Bring On The Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you love avocados then you will be obsessed with this adult version of a grilled cheese sandwich, our Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese !

Avocados have become a symbol of health and wellness and are a mascot for millennials; that’s why I knew I needed to transform an ordinary recipe into a tasty, trendy handheld meal–one that would merge America’s favorite fruit with the classic comfort of grilled cheese and bacon. And while this sandwich is not normally associated with “healthy,” it can be part of a well-balanced diet because it is loaded with protein and healthy fats, which not only promote good heart health, but also help you stay full.  

This recipe is so much more than a grilled cheese simply made grown-up by adding bacon and avocado. It’s bread is buttery and crunchy on the outside and the inside is stuffed with cool and creamy avocado, crisp and salty bacon, and melted gooey cheese–this may be the best hot sandwich to satisfy a craving for comfort that only seems sophisticated but really is so simple!

Why We Love This Bacon Avocado Grilled Sandwich Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in under 15 minutes.
  • Only uses 5 simple ingredients.
  • Adult grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Delicious combination of creamy avocado, crispy bacon, and gooey cheese.
  • Satisfying sandwich with heart-healthy ingredients and tons of protein.
  • Customizable with extra stuffings!
hand splitting the bacon avocado sandwich in half

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Bread
  • Muenster cheese
  • Thick-cut bacon
  • Salted sweet cream butter
  • Avocado
bacon avocado sandwich

Substitutions and Additions

  • Cheese: Feel free to use your favorite cheeses, such as Colby jack, American, cheddar, provolone, and brie.
  • Bread: Any bread can be used to make a delicious sandwich including Sourdough, Texas toast, or any thick-cut style.
  • Extra Stuffings: Customize your sandwich with some extra stuffings. You can load it with eggs, caramelized onions, salsa, tomato, sprouts, or fresh herbs.
  • Bacon Alternative: You can use turkey bacon or a plant-based alternative if you prefer.
  • 10-inch skillet
  • Spatula

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How to Make Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese

Using only 5 ingredients, it couldn’t be any easier to make this Bacon Avocado Sandwich. In under 15 minutes, you can create crispy, creamy, gooey goodness layered between two slices of pan-fried buttered bread. Delicious!

  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place 2 slices of bread, butter side down, in a heated skillet.
    butter and grill the bread
  2. Lay cheese over each slice of bread. Layer bacon over the cheese slice.
    add cheese and bacon on top of the bread
  3. Top bacon with avocado. Lay remaining cheese over the avocado.
    top with avocado and cheese
  4. Top each sandwich with bread and press down on the tops of each sandwich.
    top with another slice of bread
  5. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side.
    cooked bacon avocado sandwich
  6. Slice sandwiches in half, serve, and enjoy!

Tips

  • The best way to make sure your cheese melts nicely is if you let it sit out for 15 to 20 minutes before you start making these sandwiches.
  • To ripen avocados faster, place them in a brown paper bag for about 3 days.
  • Use ripe avocados for the best flavor; avoid using unripe avocados. Avocados should give just slightly when squeezed gently. Avoid avocados that feel fluid under the skin. A few brown spots in the avocado flesh are just fine and perfectly edible.
  • You can substitute tomato for the avocado if you cannot find any in season.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: The sandwiches are meant to be eaten immediately after cooking. It does not reheat well.
bacon avocado sandwich

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the crispiest bacon?

For the crispiest bacon, bake it in the oven on a baking tray. You can cook the bacon the night or even the day before. Either way you cook the bacon, just make sure to let it sit on a paper towel before adding it to your sandwich to drain the bacon fat so you don’t end up with an extra greasy sandwich.

How do I slice an avocado?

To slice an avocado, cut it in half by running the knife around the pit and twisting the two halves to open the avocado. Remove the pit and scoop the flesh from the skin of each half.  

What is the healthiest bacon to buy?

When trying to eat healthier bacon, look for one that is uncured. Uncured bacon does not have any added sodium nitrate. This ingredient is what most bacon makers add to their product to preserve and color it.

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Other Easy Sandwich Recipes

5 from 1 vote
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Bacon Avocado Sandwich

Serves — 2
This simple recipe uses only 5 ingredients and elevates a classic comfort food into a deliciously satisfying, savory, substantial meal in under 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bread
  • 8 slices muenster cheese
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 3 tbsp salted sweet cream butter
  • 1 ripe avocado

Instructions
 

  • Generously butter 1 side of each of the 4 slices of toast, set them aside.
  • Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place 2 of the slices of bread butter side down in the heated skillet.
  • Lay 1 slice of cheese on each slice of bread in the skillet.
  • Lay 4 of the halved pieces of bacon on top of the cheese.
  • Evenly divide the thickly sliced avocado halves and lay on top of the bacon.
  • Next, lay the remaining 2 slices of cheese on top of each of the avocados.
  • Finally, top each sandwich with the remaining slices of buttered bread.
  • Using a spatula, gently press down on the tops of the sandwiches.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes, flip and cook an additional 5-7 minutes on the other side.
  • Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and slice them in half.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
The sandwiches are meant to be eaten immediately after cooking. It does not reheat well.
Tips:
  • The best way to make sure your cheese melts nicely is if you let it sit out for 15 to 20 minutes before you start making these sandwiches.
  • To ripen avocados faster, place them in a brown paper bag for about 3 days.
  • Use ripe avocados for the best flavor; avoid using unripe avocados. Avocados should give just slightly when squeezed gently. Avoid avocados that feel fluid under the skin. A few brown spots in the avocado flesh are just fine and perfectly edible.
  • You can substitute tomato for the avocado if you cannot find any in season.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 713IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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