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Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pair this simple sandwich with our Smoky Lentil Soup for a satisfying supper (see related recipe at left).

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices country-style white bread, each 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 tsp. olive oil 
  • 1/4 lb. low-fat cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 8 bacon slices, cooked
  • 1/4 lb. low-fat Monterey jack cheese, thinly sliced 

Directions:

Brush one side of each bread slice with 1/2 tsp. olive oil. Lay half the slices, oiled side down, on a clean work surface and top with the cheddar cheese, dividing evenly. Place 2 bacon slices on top of the cheddar and top with the Monterey jack, dividing evenly. Top each with one of the remaining bread slices, oiled side up.

Heat a large fry pan or griddle over medium heat until hot. Place 2 of the sandwiches in the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the undersides are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the sandwiches and brown the other side, 3 to 4 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.

Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board and cut in half. Serve immediately. Serves 4.