Bacon-Topped Grilled Cheese Recipe
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Bacon-Topped Grilled Cheese Recipe

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This robust revision of an all-American lunch classic gets heartiness from bacon and extra flavor from onion, sour cream and oregano.—Nita Crosby, St. George, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 554 calories, 30g fat (17g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1085mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. Place mozzarella cheese on four bread slices; layer each with a fourth of the tomato slices, two bacon strips, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 tablespoon onion, a pinch of oregano, one slice of cheddar cheese. Top with remaining bread.
  2. Butter outsides of sandwiches. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Topped Grilled Cheese in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p16

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 232236
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2015

"Combined the sour cream, oregano, 1/4t dried basil and the onion together, used part skim shredded mozzarella instead of slices and thick cut bacon. Great sandwich!"

brennemanrs User ID: 918569 224912
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"My family loved this sandwich. It was such a great twist to just regular grilled cheese. We will definitely make this one again. I did not have sour cream so I had to use plain yogurt and it still turned out great."

raye1970 User ID: 7431633 205961
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"Awesome sandwich my son requested I make it again :) "

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 139139
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"This was my first time making a grilled cheese sandwich with sourdough bread - loved, loved, loved! I omitted the onions, but used everything else. I used Roma tomatoes - I prefer them in sandwiches as they have less juice & hold together well when sliced. The sour cream & oregano add a great flavor to this sandwich. Yum!"

jleathers User ID: 1169070 205960
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"We love this is the best...goes great w/ fresh fruit. I make it just like it says!!"

devilgrrl User ID: 5356323 132936
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"I used regular white bread instead of sourdough & I used garlic powder instead of oregano, also omitted the tomato & this is still a delicious sandwich! Very tasty! Next time i will try it with tomato."

brysher321 User ID: 4773716 61190
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"This sandwich is so awesome!! My family loves it. I like it with cilantro better than oregano, but I think you could use whatever herb you like and it would be great:)"

dsidle1986 User ID: 3733976 205959
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"This is my Husband and I's favorite meal! If you dip it in Tomatoe soup it gets even better!"

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