Cooper® Bacon and Smashed Avocado Grilled Cheese

Melt Melt MELT Slice Slice SLICE 2-4 2-4 SERVES: 2-4
Prep Time: 5 MIN
Cook Time: 5 MIN
Total Time: 10 MIN
Rating:
5/5 (1 Review)
If you wanted to combine the words “bacon” and “avocado” there are a few ways you could go about it. There is, of course, the simple approach … half of one, half of the other: “bacocado.” Or a variation like “baconcado” or the super simple “bavacado.” Or you can flip them: “avocacon,” or maybe “avacon.” Us? We like the nontraditional choice, stuffing the bacon right in the middle: “abacado.” It’s kind of a thing of beauty. And vaguely feels like “abracadabra.” Which fits, because this Cooper® Bacon and Smashed Avocado Grilled Cheese really is quite magical.

INGREDIENTS

4 slices sourdough bread
unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large avocado, peeled, halved and pitted
8 slices Cooper® Sharp White cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked

DIRECTIONS

Set the 4 slices of bread on a cutting board, spread evenly with butter and set aside.

Place the avocado halves in a small bowl. Use a fork or mashing tool to smash both avocado halves.

Warm a large skillet or electric griddle to medium-high. Place all 4 slices of bread onto the skillet, butter side down. Place 2 slices Cooper® Sharp cheese onto each slice of bread.

Divide the smashed avocado into two portions and spread it on top of the Cooper® cheese on 2 of the slices of bread. On both of the remaining cheese-topped slices of bread, add 3 slices of cooked bacon.

Grill all 4 sandwich halves for a total of 4 minutes, checking the grilled side for a nice golden-brown color.

Once the bread is nicely browned, carefully flip the avocado half of each sandwich onto the bacon half, completing both sandwiches. Do not smash your sandwiches down. They’re plenty smashed already. You’re not the HULK.

If you would like additional browning, leave the sandwiches on the skillet a bit longer, then carefully flip and complete grilling. And when we say carefully flip, we mean it. This is a big sandwich, with lots of delicious gooeyness.

Remove your sandwiches from the heat, slice them in half and enjoy!

And quick note … these are pretty big sandwiches, so half a sandwich might do it, depending on your appetite. Hence, up to 4 servings.