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!

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Don’t Forget the Pickles

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.

Bacon Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese on a pan before being cookedA Yummy Crunch

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!

Stacked Dill Pickle Bacon Grilled Cheese with a pickle spear on top

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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 with loads of crispy bacon, gooey cheese and crunchy dill pickles
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Dill Pickle Bacon Grilled Cheese

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!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
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  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large pickle sliced
  • 2 slices processed cheese
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese


  • Cook bacon in a pan until crisp. Drain on paper towel.
  • Remove most of the bacon grease from the pan. Butter each slice of bread (on one side only).
  • Place bread butter-side down. Top with processed cheese, pickle slices, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Top with second slice of bread, butter side up.
  • 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.
4.91 from 22 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 662 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1736mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Calcium: 781mg | Iron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. I just wanted to say. This sandwich is amazing exactly as it is. And also if you make it the same way but add Potato chips in the sandwich.5 stars

  2. As a kid my favorite sandwich was cheese and dill pickle with mayonnaise. But never thought to grill it!! I am going to try this and instead of butter, use mayonnaise.

  3. Holly, I have always eaten dill pickles in my grilled cheese since I was little. During Lent it added spice to a dull supper some mustard too. . But I opened sandwich and added when sandwich was ready to eat. Less drips. My daughter loves bacon in her grilled cheese so this is perfect in my house. Thank you for not calling old family recipes gross.5 stars

    1. Thank you for sharing your story Carol! I’m a pickle and bacon lover, so this is a perfect combination!

  4. Oh my, that looks good! And I happen to have my homemade pickles in the fridge, as well as bacon, and cheese, I will make this soon and come back with a review. Thanks for the recipe, Holly :)

    1. I hope you enjoyed the grilled cheese Lee! Homemade pickles would be a wonderful addition to this recipe!

  5. Oh my that looks so good. I just last night made my grilled cheese sandwich with tomato slices and mayo but I think I’ll like this better. I just love your Dill Pickle Pasta Salad. It is my favorite even over my potato salad. Oh, and tell your husband to try a dill pickle and peanut butter sandwich. People curl up their nose when I say this but when they take a bite they are hooked. I just love dill pickles and even just eat them as a snack as opposed to chips.5 stars

    1. Thank you so much Shirley! I hope you love this recipe if you try it! I am going to have to try a pb and pickle sandwich. I love pickles anyway you serve them!

  6. Holly, i just had one of these. I am very upset.
    WHERE HAVE THESE BEEN ALL MY LIFE??!! This is seriously the greatest invention of all time. I have never written a comment anywhere before but felt the need to warn people that these are addictive and you will end up craving them all day every day. It is too late for me but all you who havent yet tried this-DO NOT! I repeat. Do not try this. You will love it and eat it all the time.5 stars

    1. LOL! YAY! So glad you loved it Karen! Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leave a comment!!