Grilled Cheese, Bacon & Tomato Sandwiches Recipe

Looking for new ways with grilled cheese? These amazing sandwiches have bacon, tomato and tons of flavor.
  • Ready in: 25 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 15 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¾ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 12 slices Texas-cut white bread or thick-cut bread
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 bacon slices, cooked
  • 6 slices Colby-jack cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, softened

cooking methods

  • Microwave
  • Stovetop


  1. In medium microwave-safe bowl, prepare Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix according to package directions using water, oil and Parmesan cheese, if desired. Let cool.
  2. Add cream cheese to bowl with cooled pesto. Mix vigorously until well combined and fluffy. Spread on 6 slices of bread.
  3. Top with tomatoes, bacon, co-jack cheese and remaining bread slices. Spread outside of sandwiches with butter.
  4. Heat large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add sandwiches, in batches if needed, to skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes.

Makes 6 servings. Serve with fresh-cut assorted vegetables and dip.

Make ahead & freeze: Prepare through step 3 omitting tomatoes. Wrap sandwiches individually in plastic wrap. Place in 2 (1 gallon) freezer bags. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Add tomatoes to sandwiches and continue with step 4.

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