Grilled Cheese with Chipotle Mayo and Bacon

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches
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1 teaspoon honey

1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo (if you like spicy, add an additional 1/2 teaspoon or more of the adobo sauce) 

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 slices white bread 

4 thick slices processed American cheese 

4 slices cooked bacon 

Sweet pickles, for serving 

Potato chips, for serving 


  1. Put the honey, chipotle pepper, 1/2 cup of the mayonnaise and some salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large heavy skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  3. Place the bread on a work surface and spread the remaining 2 tablespoons mayonnaise on both sides of each slice. On the inside of 2 slices, spread on the chipotle mayonnaise to your liking, adding more if you prefer it spicy. Top each sandwich with 2 slices cheese, 2 slices bacon and a remaining bread slice.
  4. Cook the sandwiches until the cheese is completely melted and the bread is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. You can use a metal mixing bowl to dome the sandwiches and allow the cheese to melt faster. Slice the sandwiches in half and serve immediately with sweet pickles and potato chips.