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

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Feb 24, 2019

    This was lunch today and thumbs up. Easy and delicious. No sour cream so used Ranch dressing drizzled over all. Yum! Was leery about the oregano so just added a pinch. I will leave it off next time. Both hubby and I cleaned our plates. Volunteer Field Editor

  • JMartinelli13
    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
    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
    Feb 7, 2014

    Awesome sandwich my son requested I make it again :)

  • VictoriaElaine
    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
    Apr 9, 2011

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

  • devilgrrl
    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
    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
    Jul 13, 2009

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