This is the ultimate grilled cheese. Three types of cheeses and bacon come together to make the best grilled cheese sandwich ever. Perfectly golden and crisp exterior, gooey bacon-studded interior. Definitely indulgent on its own and only needs a simple soup or salad pairing. We like our Roasted Tomato Soup best for those cold winter nights. We cut our sandwiches into sticks for easy dipping. A high-quality white sandwich bread is perfect for these; the flavor of sourdough or wheat would overpower the cheeses.

Marian Cooper Cairns

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Callie Nash

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels; let cool completely, about 5 minutes. Discard drippings from skillet; wipe skillet clean.

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  • Finely chop cooled bacon. Toss together chopped bacon, Cheddar cheese, Gouda cheese, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir together mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

  • Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly on 1 side of bread slices. Arrange 6 of the bread slices, mayonnaise sides down, on a cutting board; top evenly with bacon-Cheddar mixture (1/2 packed cup per slice). Top with remaining 6 bread slices, mayonnaise sides up.

  • Return skillet to heat over medium-low. Add 2 assembled sandwiches to skillet; cook, partially covered, until bread is browned on both sides and cheese is melted, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board. Repeat process with remaining 4 sandwiches.

  • Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles or long sticks, and serve warm.