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Bacon Avocado Sandwich

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Bite into this bacon avocado sandwich with its creamy, buttery avocado, crispy bacon, and oozing melted cheese for a delicious lunch.
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  1. Bacon Avocado Sandwich Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Bacon Avocado Sandwich Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This bacon avocado sandwich has everything you want in a delicious grilled sandwich and the total time it takes to whip one up is faster than take out. Buttery avocados, salty bacon, and ooey-gooey cheese make a divine combination for a quick lunch or light dinner.

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Bacon Avocado Sandwich Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 3 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread
  • 8 slices Muenster cheese
  • 4 strips of thick-cut bacon, cooked and sliced in half
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded, and thickly sliced

PRO TIP

To ripen avocados faster, place them in a brown paper bag for about 3 days.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

AVOCADO: You can substitute tomato for the avocado if you cannot find any in season. Or what about spreading guacamole on the sandwich instead?

TOMATO: While you could replace the avocado in the sandwich, how about a bacon avocado tomato sandwich? Don’t forget to add a sprinkle of salt and black pepper to your tomato for extra flavor.

CHEESE: Try Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack cheese, American cheese – any cheese you like on your grilled sandwiches.

MEAT: This sandwich would be even tastier with meat on it. Pick turkey breast, grilled chicken, or ham for tasty options.

BREAD: You can choose your favorite bread for this bacon cheese avocado sandwich. Sandwich bread, French bread, or Italian bread, or pick something gourmet such as focaccia bread. How about thinking outside of the box for a bacon croissant sandwich?

For lower carb alternatives, use our cloud bread or this chaffle recipe instead of bread!

VEGGIES: You could also add other thinly sliced veggies. For a tangy bite, try red onion.

SPICE: Add a bit of spice with hot sauce or your favorite flavored mayonnaise. For a smoky hint, try chipotle sauce.

How To Make This Bacon Avocado Sandwich Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

For the crispiest bacon, bake it in the oven on a baking tray. Check out our oven-baked bacon recipe. You can cook the bacon the night or even the day before. Either way you cook the bacon, just make sure to let it sit on a paper towel before adding it to your sandwich to drain the bacon fat, so you don’t end up with an extra greasy sandwich.

STEP ONE: Generously butter 1 side of each of the 4 slices of bread, and set them aside.

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STEP TWO: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

STEP THREE: Place 2 of the slices of bread butter side down in the heated skillet.

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STEP FOUR: Lay 1 slice of cheese on each slice of bread in the skillet.

PRO TIP:

The best way to make sure your cheese melts nicely is if you let it sit out for 15 to 20 minutes before you start making these.

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STEP FIVE: Lay 4 of the halved bacon strips on top of the cheese.

bacon avocado sandwich process shot of bacon being layer on top of cheese in a skillet

STEP SIX: Evenly divide the thickly sliced avocado halves and lay them on top of the bacon.

PRO TIP:

To slice an avocado, cut it in half by running the knife around the pit and twisting the two halves to open the avocado. Remove the pit and scoop the flesh from the skin of each half.

Use ripe avocados for the best flavor. Avoid using unripe avocados. Avocados should give just slightly when squeezed gently. Avoid avocados that feel like they have fluid under the skin. A few brown spots in the avocado flesh are just fine and perfectly edible.

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STEP SEVEN: Lay the remaining 2 slices of cheese on top of each of the avocado slices.

bacon avocado sandwich process shot of cheese being layer on top of avocado slices in a skillet

STEP EIGHT: Finally, top each sandwich with the remaining slices of buttered bread. 

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STEP NINE: Using a spatula, gently press down on the tops of the sandwiches.

bacon avocado sandwich process shot of sandwich being pressed down with a spatula in a skillet

STEP TEN: Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, flip and cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes on the other side to toast bread.

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STEP ELEVEN: Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and slice them in half. 

How To Serve

Serve this delicious grilled cheese sandwich with a cold salad such as our classic coleslaw, potato chips on the side, and our iced tea for a cold drink.

This yummy bacon avocado grilled cheese sandwich is just as amazing as our Reuben sandwich and grilled cheese sloppy Joe, both fun recipes to take lunch to the next level.

Storage

This hearty bacon and avocado sandwich is meant to be eaten immediately after cooking. It does not reheat well.

IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend freezing this sandwich as it will not thaw or reheat well.

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A few simple ingredients plus a few minutes of time and lunch is served. The creaminess of the avocado along with the salty bacon work together in this great sandwich for an appetizing combination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Could I use Canadian bacon instead of strip bacon?

This easy sandwich is tasty with any type of bacon.

Can I keep the leftovers of this sandwich until the next day?

These avocado sandwiches will not keep well and are meant to be eaten right away.

How can I keep the leftover avocado after making this sandwich?

You can brush a bit of lemon juice or lime juice on the avocado flesh and then store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 to 2 days.

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Bacon Avocado Sandwich

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Bite into this bacon avocado sandwich with its creamy, buttery avocado, crispy bacon, and oozing melted cheese for a delicious lunch.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 slices bread
  • 8 slices Muenster cheese
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 1 ripe avocado

Instructions
 

  • Generously butter 1 side of each of the 4 slices of toast, set them aside.
  • Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place 2 of the slices of bread butter side down in the heated skillet.
  • Lay 1 slice of cheese on each slice of bread in the skillet.
  • Lay 4 of the halved pieces of bacon on top of the cheese.
  • Evenly divide the thickly sliced avocado halves and lay on top of the bacon.
  • Next, lay the remaining 2 slices of cheese on top of each of the avocados.
  • Finally, top each sandwich with the remaining slices of buttered bread.
  • Using a spatula, gently press down on the tops of the sandwiches.
  • Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, flip and cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes on the other side.
  • Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and slice them in half.

Notes

  • To ripen avocados faster, place them in a brown paper bag for about 3 days.
  • For the crispiest bacon, bake it in the oven on a baking tray. Check out our oven-baked bacon recipe. You can cook the bacon the night or even the day before. Either way you cook the bacon, just make sure to let it sit on a paper towel before adding it to your sandwich to drain the bacon fat so you don’t end up with an extra greasy sandwich.
  • The best way to make sure your cheese melts nicely is if you let it sit out for 15 to 20 minutes before you start making these.
  • To slice an avocado, cut it in half by running the knife around the pit and twisting the two halves to open the avocado. Remove the pit and scoop the flesh from the skin of each half.  
  • Use ripe avocados for the best flavor. Avoid using unripe avocados. Avocados should give just slightly when squeezed gently. Avoid avocados that feel like they have fluid under the skin. A few brown spots in the avocado flesh are just fine and perfectly edible.

Nutrition

Calories: 1175kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 96g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 1628mg | Potassium: 887mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1833IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 901mg | Iron: 3mg
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