Grilled Cheese with Apples and Bacon

Cheese, Apples, Bacon. Need we say more?


Grilled Cheese with Apples and BaconThe curious combination of sweet apples, smoky bacon, and sharp cheese isn't just delicious, it contains less than half the calories of most other grilled cheese sandwiches out there.

Serves: 4
Prep: 8 min
Cook: 10 min
Total: 18 min


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 6 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 8 strips cooked bacon

1. Heat the butter in a large skillet or nonstick saute pan over low heat.

2. Slather 4 slices of bread with the mustard, then divide the cheese, apples, and bacon among them.

3. Top with the other bread slices and add to the hot pan.

The key to a great grilled cheese (i.e., crispy crust, fully melted cheese) is patience, so cook these sandwiches slowly until each side is deep brown and crunchy, about 10 to 12 minutes total.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 298 cal
Fat 9.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Cholesterol 174.9 mg
Sodium 471.5 mg
Carbohydrates 24.2 g
Total Sugars 3.6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
Protein 27.3 g