Avocado & Bacon Grilled Cheese

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Every Saturday for the past few months, this little guy has made lunch for himself and his little sister, at his own request to do so.  The whole time he is doing it, the pride is radiating from his little being.  Especially when his little sister thanks him for making her lunch.  I love this age because kids get so excited as they master new skills that helps them become more independent.

Of course, now that two of my babies are all grown up and have deserted me, I understand that this growing independence eventually results in them leaving to begin lives of their own.  I’m not a fan.  I like having our big family of 8 all together under one roof.

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My gap-toothed dude’s lunch of choice is always a sandwich of some type.  PB&J is his most frequent creation, but I have been getting him to expand his sandwich dictionary to include some more exciting options.  This weekend, it was this phenomenal Avocado & Bacon Grilled Cheese.  He wasn’t so sure about putting “whac-a-mole” on his grilled cheese, but he loved it, as did both of his sisters.

Avocado and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Feel free to use prepared guacamole or make your own from a fresh avocado, as we did.  I also used precooked bacon pieces….the REAL stuff only here my friend!  No fakin’ bacon bits allowed in this heavenly sandwich!

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Avocado & Bacon Grilled Cheese

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Ingredients

  • Sliced sourdough bread
  • Guacamole
  • Bacon slices or pieces, cooked
  • Colby-jack cheese, sliced
  • Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Spread the guacamole on one slice of bread, top with the cooked bacon and a couple slices of cheese. Top with the second piece of bread and butter the top of the bread.
  2. Place on the grill, butter side down and grill until golden brown. Before flipping to cook the other side, don’t forget to butter that side of the sandwich! Serve hot.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 532
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 1002mg
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 86mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

2 comments

Cheryl
10 years ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches AND avocados so why not put them together!! Tell Jonathon he should make me one!!

Carole
10 years ago

Swing by on Saturday around 12:30 and he will whip one up for you 🙂

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