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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 Galbani® Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 8 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


  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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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!"

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."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

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

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!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

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

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