Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

A new take on a familiar favorite pairs grilled cheese with a BLT for a luscious veggie-packed sandwich that feels like an indulgence. Serve with zesty dill pickle spears. If you have extra room in your budget, pair with a sweet-tart hard cider.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 cup onion and garlic; cook for 10 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over each of 4 bread slices. Top each slice with 1/2 cup spinach, 2 tomato slices, 2 tablespoons onion mixture, and 1 1/2 bacon slices. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese; top with the remaining 4 bread slices.

Step 3

Heat skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place sandwiches in pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese melts.

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

February 04, 2017
Made these for a quick dinner and it tasted great. I will increase the amount of cheese next time and put it on both pieces of bread so everything sticks together when flipping and eating.

daneanp's Review

June 14, 2014
Pretty tasty. We used our panini press and it went together in only a couple of minutes. One could easily substitute any cheese or bread choice here.

zonagal43's Review

June 05, 2014
Haven't tried this, but my question is; where are all the carbs coming from? It seems pretty high for this. Thanks!

ejvince's Review

April 27, 2014

Whygal's Review

November 08, 2013
Love it!!! This was one of the best sandwiches I have ever made!! I used Trader Joe's sourdough bread, added a touch of dijon mustard, and added the spinach to the onion mixture after it was cooked. My husband is still talking about it. Served the sandwich with tomato soup for a quick and easy dinner.

MicahRG's Review

October 01, 2013
I have been making these for several years. They are the best sandwich I have created for my family as of yet. The onions and garlic are delicious, yet mild after cooking, and the tomato brings out the brightness in the sandwich. The only thing I changed was using sour dough bread instead of white. I have requests to make these for friends and family.

user's Review

August 31, 2013
Pretty darn good!! I didn't have sharp white cheddar but did have garlic white cheddar. I think I failed in that. A sharper cheese definitely would've been better. I believe I'll try a gruyere next time, for sure. However, the concept of the sammy was perfect!! Loved the tomato, onions, bacon and spinach. I think kid grilled cheeses are in my rear view mirror, nothing but X-rated... ooops, I mean adult grilled cheeses from now on!!

heavonlee's Review

July 30, 2013
This is a keeper. My family loved it. I served it with tomato soup.

rayoung5's Review

July 12, 2013
Very good sandwich. I couln't find center cut bacon so just used regular but it was great. My kids loved it! I added a fruit salad. Nice summer supper.

LMcKinley22's Review

November 14, 2012
Deelish! The onion/garlic/vermont sharp cheddar is a very flavorful combination. I didn't alter the recipe at all except to cook the onion and garlic in a little bacon fat as opposed to cooking spray. Will definitely make again!