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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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Buttery avocados, salty bacon, and ooey gooey cheese make a divine combination. This bacon avocado sandwich has everything you want in a delicious grilled sandwich. For a quick lunch or light dinner, this is just the right choice to satisfy you and the total time it takes to whip one up is faster than take out.

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.

BACON AVOCADO SANDWICH INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 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
  • 3 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter, softened

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 on 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.

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

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

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HOW TO MAKE THIS BACON AVOCADO SANDWICH RECIPE

PRO TIP

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, set them aside.

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.

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.

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

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 fluid under the skin. A few brown spots in the avocado flesh are just fine and perfectly edible.

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

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

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

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

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 or potato salad and potato chips on the side and a cold drink such as our iced tea.

STORAGE

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

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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close up shot of slices of a bacon avocado sandwich stacked one top of each other on a wooden board

Bacon Avocado Sandwich

5 from 1 vote
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
  

  • 4 slices bread
  • 8 slices muenster cheese
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 3 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter
  • 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

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