Dill Pickle Bacon Grilled Cheese. This is the best sandwich ever with loads of crispy bacon, gooey cheese and crunchy dill pickles. Grilled cheese will never be the same again!
Everyone seems to have their own method for eating a grilled cheese sandwich! When I was in high school we’d always get grilled cheese sandwiches and ketchup at the cafeteria and I loved that combo. (Weird or normal?)
To this day, I always dip my grilled cheese sandwiches in ketchup!
For as long as I can remember my husband has always sliced dill pickles and put them on top of his grilled cheese sandwiches. (If you’ve never had a grilled cheese with pickles before, you’re missing out).
I decided to combine his beloved dill pickles with grilled cheese (and of course toss in some bacon for good measure). The result… totally out of this world.
I am not kidding when I say these are the BEST grilled cheese sandwiches ever! Crispy bread, ooey gooey cheese and a crunch from the sliced pickles. Don’t worry, the pickles don’t get soft, they don’t cook long enough so they still hold that good yummy crunch you’re looking for!
I use large dill pickles and slice them lengthwise but really any pickle will work in this recipe. If your pickles are small or if you just have round pickle slices, that’s totally ok. The cheese melts and holds them in place and they’ll taste just as great!
While we always have pre-cooked bacon on hand but I love to fry “real” bacon for this recipe. It has a better flavor plus I leave a little bit of the bacon grease in the bottom of the pan for extra yumminess while the sandwich is grilling. I use cheddar and a bit of mozzarella in this sandwich but you can use any kind of cheese you like. Gruyere is great in this sandwich too!
Dill Pickle Bacon Grilled Cheese
- 1 1/2 slices bacon
- 2 slices bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large pickle
- 2 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 oz mozzarella cheese
- Cook bacon in a pan until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
- Remove most of the bacon grease from the pan. Butter each slice of bread.
- Place bread butter side down. Top with cheddar cheese, pickles, mozzarella, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Top with second slice of bread, butter side out.
- Cook over medium low heat flipping halfway until bread is lightly toasted and cheese is melted.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)