Avocado & Bacon Grilled Cheese

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    I haven’t had a real good cheese sandwich in ages. It’s one of the simplest things to make and one of the best childhood “dinners” you could ask for but recently, I’ve been disappointed with all my grilled cheeses. I have a feeling it’s because of the cheese and lack of toppings I used. You know how on television, you always see commercials for the all-american cheese that you make for your kids? With the cow jumping over the moon? That kind of cheese stuck (ha!) and you could get by with that when you’re a kid, but now that we’re adults, I think it’s time for an adult grilled cheese. Like one with full flavor, one with toppings that you won’t make you go “eww it’s green,” as a kid.

    I’ve been seeing the avocado grilled cheese all over the place. I saw it everywhere on Pinterest and Instagram. I never gave into it because I couldn’t believe how avocado on a grilled cheese could be that good.

    I really shouldn’t have written that idea off. I mean, I have a slight obsession with anything avocado and I love a real good grilled cheese but why I never felt the need to try what all the foodies out there were trying, I haven’t a clue. I was seriously missing out. And if YOU haven’t had avocados with cheese, then you’re missing out.

    So I’m here today to not let you miss out. I thought, let’s get some real good cheese, not the fake kind, and some bacon. Bacon. Everyone loves bacon, and when you mash it all together with a grilled cheese and avocados..holy cannoli, it is a godsend. You could call this a “California grilled cheese” cause of the avocado, but seriously, whatever you decide to call this amazing creation, I promise you that you won’t get enough of it. The creaminess of the avocado, the saltiness of the bacon, and the nuttiness of the cheese…I just need to stop talking about it. I’m hungry just thinking about it. I was upset that I finished mine so quickly and couldn’t have another. If you’re curious, I used Kerrygold’s Dubliner cheese. Thanks to the suggestion of Lindsay, it was probably one of the best cheese decisions I’ve made. I couldn’t stop eating the cheese wedge. I had to force myself to stop because otherwise this grilled cheese wouldn’t have come to be!

    Go try avocados and bacon on a grilled cheese. STAT. I promise you’ll love me. For.ever.

    Avocado & Bacon Grilled Cheese

    Not your typical boring grilled cheese!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 15 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 4 slices of thick bread, like sourdough
    • 6 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy
    • 2 avocados, smashed
    • 1/2 cup real good quality cheese, shredded (I used a Dubliner cheese)


    • Turn your broiler on high. Place your slices of bread on a large baking sheet and toast both sides of the bread until slightly browned. Remove and set aside, while keeping broiler on high.
    • In a small bowl, smash your avocados until there are no large chunks left. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper, to taste.
    • To assemble your grilled cheese, take two slices of bread, smear a generous amount of avocado on both slices then break bacon in half and put them on both slices of bread, on top of the avocado. Then add a generous amount of shredded cheese on both slices of bread. Place your slices on a baking sheet and put under broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
    • Remove from broiler and place the other two slices of bread on top.
    • Slice in half and serve warm.


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  • Kathryn says:

    What a great combination of flavours! Just the right balance between creamy and salty and sharp and delicious!

  • Lisa says:

    I haven’t made grilled cheese in too long. Your photos make me want to make this now!

  • Blog is the New Black says:

    This looks so filling and so delicious!

  • Brenda (Kookt!) says:

    I’am totally into avocados these days! Never tried avocado with grilled cheese. Have to try this weekend!

  • Lauren says:

    Holy moly, girl!!!! I totally want to make and eat this right now!!

  • elizabeth @ chronic venture says:

    sooo hungryyyyyy.

    looove kerrygold cheese, good choice!!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    oh, yum! i’ve been seeing these all over pinterest, too, + they always look sooo good. i have to try these for lunch or dinner one night soon!

  • Liz says:

    OMG yum!!! I need this in my belly right now. Come to Virginia and make it for me? :)

    • Julie says:

      I already do live in VA! So sure ;)

  • Cassie says:

    Kerrygold cheese really is the best, you can never go wrong with it on a grilled cheese, especially! Yay for avocados!!

  • Bev Weidner says:

    Death becomes me.

  • Erin says:

    I love a good grilled cheese, and obviously no not have them enough after seeing this one.

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I love grilled cheese and we happen to have it a lot here since it’s a quick warm lunch but I’m always sad when it’s missing bacon!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    Oooh, I like the idea to use the broiler for these! I’d never thought about that.

    • Julie says:

      I did that because I’ve noticed if I make grilled cheese in the pan, the cheese takes forever to melt and the bread gets way over-browned. The broiler makes the cheese melt so much faster and keeps the bread perfectly toasty :)

  • AmyRuth says:

    I’ll have one of those for lunch ! Thank you! he he he

  • AmyRuth says:

    I’ll have one of those for lunch ! Thank you! he he he

    (If it is duplicated, please just delete one. Thanks) I got an error message

  • Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says:

    OMG….this looks like grilled cheese heaven! Great call on using the broiler!

  • Jackie @ Domestic Fits says:

    All the best things in one sandwich. Love this.

  • Lynna says:

    bacon? avocado? love ♥ even though i don`t like grilled cheese sandwiches, i think i need to try this!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    avocado + grilled cheese = amazing!! you + Maria are geniuses. I too have a “slight” obsession with anything avocado. except it’s not so slight… it’s kinda of gross how much i love it! :)

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    OH YES. This is something I can get on board with.

  • Tracey says:

    There really isn’t much of anything that beats grilled cheese when I’m craving comfort food. I admit I’m not an avocado fan, but this still looks really good! Love the bacon :)

  • Bri says:

    Julie, these are perfect! Way better than a BLT or plain ol’ grilled cheese. Love using the broiler!

  • Ryan @ Spicy Richmond says:

    I’ve never tried avocado on a grilled cheese but bacon is phenomenal on one. Must go buy avocados!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    Now that’s my kind of grilled cheese! Looks so mouthwatering, Julie! Love that you snuck in avocado and bacon… best combination ever!

  • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out says:

    Ok, you talked me into it. I actually have an avocado sitting in my fridge calling to me now, and it is currently 9 pm. Now you’ve got avocados speaking to me….

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Best ADULT grilled cheese ever! My Jason is going to love this.

  • Mercedes says:

    What a great combination! My husband would go nuts for this sandwich! I have never tried the grilled cheese avocado phenomenon so I really need to try this!

  • Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau says:

    Um, kinda think I’m looking at today’s lunch here. Brilliant!!

  • Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says:

    Ahhhh I’m droooooling… this looks way too good! I love love love avocado, and bacon, and a good soft cheese :) It looks like brie, is that type of cheese similar?

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    I love bacon and avocado together!! This looks like one amazing sandwich!

  • Nicole says:

    Everyone loves grilled cheese but I never thought it could be so wonderful!

  • Tanya Phillips says:

    I love avocados! This looks so yummy!

  • Peggy says:

    I’ve totally had this combo before and it completely rocked my world! So simply, but amazingly delicious =)

  • Herbie, Bryan, YiRan (@HerbieSpaghetti) says:

    Gosh – that looks really, really good. The only thing I would add would be a nice slice of a delicious ripe tomato. But even still, beautiful!

  • Stephanie says:

    I’ve been eyeing these avocado sandwiches myself. Looks delicious!

  • Bree says:

    Looks like an amazing combo!

  • Getta says:

    OMG!!! This was Delish!!!! My family absolutely enjoyed this grilled cheese sandwich. My husband especially, he could not stop raving about how yummy it was and he’s a super picky eater. Will keep this recipe for sure!! Thanks for sharing…

  • Amanda at TheCottonwoodJournals.com says:

    This grilled cheese recipes looks amazing. You should enter it in this grilled cheese recipe contest: http://grilledcheeseacademy.com

  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut says:

    This looks so good! I’m planning on sharing this with my Foodie round-up… I hope this is okay! :) http://www.foodie.com/4959855/collections/quick-family-summer-meals

    • Julie says:

      Yup, thank you!

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