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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.
BACON AVOCADO SANDWICH INGREDIENTS
- 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
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.
HOW TO MAKE THIS BACON AVOCADO SANDWICH RECIPE
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.
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.
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
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
This easy sandwich is tasty with any type of bacon.
These avocado sandwiches will not keep well and are meant to be eaten right away.
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
- 4 slices bread
- 8 slices muenster cheese
- 4 strips thick-cut bacon
- 3 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter
- 1 ripe avocado
- 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.