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Bacon-Topped Grilled Cheese

 Bacon-Topped Grilled Cheese
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 slices 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


  • 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.
  • 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.