There is no other comfort food quite like a really good grilled cheese, and this grilled cheese is no exception with its tantalizing tastes of melted Cheddar, American, bacon, freshly sliced tomato, and avocado. This sandwich probably beats all the grilled cheese I've ever made. It's kinda funny because a year ago, I didn't really like avocado; it just wasn't one of my favorite foods at all. This summer it's like my tastes have reawakened, and I can't get enough of it.
Of course, I couldn't have made this grilled cheese without my handy Avocado Slicer from Good Cook. This slicer made pitting and slicing the avocados an easy peasy process. The hook on the end of the handle helps you to remove the avocado pit. Then you just run the slicer down the skin of the avocado through the meat of the fruit, and you have a sliced avocado. The tool is quite sturdy and something we'll probably be using quite a bit in our kitchen, as we're always eating avocado on our sandwiches or making guacamole.
So, how do you make this delicious grilled cheese? See below for a printable recipe. You'll want to cook the bacon beforehand; we like to bake ours. Then, of course, get your tomatoes and avocados ready to go. Putting this sandwich together is super easy, and you start with two slices of sourdough bread. Butter the outsides; I used to butter the insides too on all my grilled cheese, but I don't do that anymore…. trying to be a bit more health-conscious. Fire up the griddle, and place one slice of bread on the griddle. Add a few slices of Cheddar Cheese, then tomato, avocado, and a slice of American Cheese. Sandwiching the tomato and avocado between the two cheeses ensures that everything will be wrapped together in ooey, gooey goodness. Finally, add a few slices of bacon, already cooked. Top it off with your other slice of buttered sourdough, and cook until golden brown and cheeses are melted and gooey.
This sandwich is delicious and best served with your favorite fruit on the side and maybe a handful of chips. Enjoy!
Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 1 slice cheddar cheese
- 1 slice American cheese
- 2 tomato slices
- 1/2 large avocado sliced
- 2 slices bacon cooked
- Cook bacon beforehand; we like to bake ours. Prepare tomatoes and avocados by peeling and slicing tomatoes, then pitting and slicing avocados.
- Start with two slices of sourdough bread. Butter the outsides. Heat griddle, and place one slice of bread on griddle. Add a few slices of Cheddar Cheese, then tomato, avocado, and American Cheese. Finally, add a few slices of bacon, already cooked. Top sandwich off with second slice of buttered sourdough. Cook until golden brown and cheeses are melted and gooey.
- Serve with side of favorite fruit and maybe a handful of chips.