Recipe courtesy of Greg Morris

Grilled Cheese With Bacon and Thousand Island Dressing

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
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8 strips thick-cut maple-glazed bacon

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more as needed

8 slices sourdough bread

12 ounces cotswold cheese (double Gloucester with chives) or cheddar, shredded

4 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing


  1. Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Wipe out the skillet.
  2. Heat the butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add 2 bread slices. Top each with one-quarter of the cheese and 2 strips bacon. Spread 2 bread slices with some of the dressing and press them on top of the sandwiches, dressing-side down. Cook until the cheese melts and the bread is golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat to make 2 more sandwiches, adding more butter as needed.
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