Grilled Cheese With Thousand Island Dressing

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Sharon123

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.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

Yum! I used your Recipe #422858 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.

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.

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