Weekends come and go so fast, don’t they? By the time Sunday arrives, it seems like all of the things I needed to accomplish on the weekend are still hanging around- laundry, grocery shopping, and preparing for the work week ahead.
Since my fridge is pretty bare once Sunday rolls around, it’s easy to fall into the trap of stopping at the sandwich shop on the corner by our apartment before we go grocery shopping. But if there is one thing we always have on hand in our freezer, it is bacon. I don’t use it very often, but Adam always seems to sneak a pound in our grocery cart “just to have on hand.” That boy loves bacon way too much! I figure I can treat him to some bacon once in a while, and when I saw our new recipe, Bacon & Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, I knew he’d love it! We always have avocados in our fruit bowl since Adam likes to whip up his famous guacamole every so often, so this recipe fit the bill perfectly for something quick and easy to make for lunch.
Before assembling the sandwiches, crisply cook slices of bacon. Cook enough for 2 slices per sandwich. The nice thing about this recipe is you can scale it down (or up) to match however many people you will be serving. Since I was making this for two, I just grabbed enough ingredients for two sandwiches.
Before I started assembling the sandwiches, I cut avocado slices. I’ve found the easiest way to do this is to cut the avocado in half, and cut thin slices vertically down the flesh of the avocado.
Use a spoon to scoop out the cut pieces, and voila, you have perfectly sliced avocados to use on the sandwiches.
Now to assemble: start by buttering one side of each piece of bread that will make up your sandwich. I used delicious bakery sourdough bread, but you can use pretty much any kind of bread you want with this sandwich. Whole grain, Ciabatta, or Cheddar Jalapeno bread are all different varieties I’ve found in my grocery store that would taste great for this sandwich.
Place one piece of bread, buttered-side down on a cutting board and layer one slice of American cheese (I tore the cheese in half to fit on my bread better).
Top with 2 slices of the cooked bacon…
…3 slices of avocado…
…and another cheese slice.
Top the sandwich with the other piece of bread (buttered-side up) and place into a skillet over medium heat.
Turn once and cook until both sides are evenly browned and the cheese is starting to melt.
Quick, easy and delicious!
What kind of bread would you use to make this sandwich? Leave a comment and let me know what you think of these Bacon & Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.
Mallory is a consultant for the Test Kitchens at Land O'Lakes and writes for our Recipe Buzz® Blog.