Grilled Cheese With Thousand Island Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A new twist on a classic grilled cheese sandwich! Enjoy with a nice bowl of tomato soup for comfort food on a cold day. Recipe courtesy Greg Morris for Food Network Magazine. I made a few adjustments using veggie bacon.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices veggie bacon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more as needed
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 12 ounces cotswold cheese (double Gloucester with chives) or 12 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 tablespoons thousand island dressing


  1. Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 6-8 minutes. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Heat the butter in the skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add 2 bread slices. Top each with one-quarter of the cheese and 2 strips bacon.
  4. Spread 2 bread slices with some of the dressing and press them on top of the sandwiches, dressing-side down.
  5. Cook until the cheese melts and the bread is golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. Repeat to make 2 more sandwiches, adding more butter as needed.
Most Helpful

Yum! I used your Smoky Tempeh Bacon recipe and a homemade Thousand Island. Snuck in a few lettuce leaves as this was our main dish accompanied by homemade applesauce! Good sandwich and will make again! Prepared for Veg Tag/November.

COOKGIRl November 20, 2013

Other than using regular bacon, made this as written, and used cheddar cheese. The dressing really gives some great flavor, we all Enjoyed.. Made for PRMR.

weekend cooker November 10, 2013