Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In The Oven

Last Updated: March 19, 2024

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These bacon grilled cheese sandwiches are a delicious alternative to the standard grilled cheese and are just as quick and easy to make.
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Grilled cheese and bacon

In our family we make these bacon grilled cheese sandwiches when we have been too busy or are too exhausted to cook a meal.

We don’t have them often but whenever someone says, “How about grilled cheese and bacon?”, an enthusiastic “YES!” is always guaranteed.

They are a delicious alternative to standard grilled cheese sandwiches.

And since they are cooked in the oven, they are even easier to make.

Ingredients

Grilled cheese and bacon ingredients

Here’s the shopping list for this grilled cheese and bacon sandwich recipe:

  • sliced bread
  • cheese – I usually use cheddar. This works with other types of cheese (such as Monterey Jack, Mozzarella or Provolone), but I don’t like them nearly as much with pre-sliced processed cheese.
  • sliced bacon – try to find some that has more meat and less fat to keep the sandwiches from being too greasy

Supplies

To make this recipe, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • baking sheet
  • knife – for slicing the cheese
  • scissors (optional) – I like to use scissors to cut the bacon, but a knife will work, too.

How To Make Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Spread out the slices of bread on a baking sheet.

Then cut thin slices of cheese.

Place sliced cheese on the bread

Spread the cheese over the sliced bread so that most of the bread is covered.

Cut the bacon into 1 inch pieces.

Layer bacon on top of the cheese

Then spread the bacon out over the cheese.

I usually use 2 slices of bacon per slice of bread. Don’t worry if they overlap. They will shrink up when they’re in the oven.

Position the rack in the oven so that it is close to the top.

Turn the oven broiler on.

Grilled cheese and bacon

Cook the grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked.

You do need to watch these as they’re cooking since they will burn easily if left too long.

Enjoy!

Grilled cheese and bacon

Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In The Oven

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 1 sandwich
Prep 2 minutes
Cook 7 minutes
Total 9 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 slice bread
  • 2 slices bacon , cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 ounces Cheddar cheese , thinly sliced

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • knife
  • scissors (optional) for cutting the bacon

Instructions
 

  • Position the oven rack close to the top.
  • Turn on the broiler.
  • Put the slice of bread onto a cookie sheet. 
  • Cover the bread slice with a layer of the sliced cheddar cheese. 
  • Add the bacon to the top of the cheese in a single overlapping layer. I use about one slice of bacon per slice of bread.
  • Broil in the oven until bacon is crisp and cheese is melted, approximately 5 minutes. Watch them closely because there is just a minute between done and charred.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In The Oven
Serving Size
 
1 sandwich
Amount per Serving
Calories
488
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
37
g
57
%
Saturated Fat
 
18
g
113
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
13
g
Cholesterol
 
89
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
789
mg
34
%
Potassium
 
194
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
Vitamin A
 
585
IU
12
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
450
mg
45
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

authorWanda Simone
courseMain Course
cuisineAmerican
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This post was originally published on June 6, 2019 but was updated with new content on March 19, 2024.


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2 Comments

  1. Glenn Johnson says:

    Is the broiler on high or low setting?

    1. Wanda Simone says:

      The low setting works a little better (although either is fine). On high, by the time the bacon has cooked, the cheese gets a little crispy around the edges.