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All-American Grilled Cheese

All-American Grilled CheeseThis is an amped-up version of the all-American grilled cheese sandwich, with processed American cheese (the only cheese to use for that coveted creamy texture) between toasted buttery slices of grilled white bread—except this version also adds an extra slice of colby cheese and crisp-cooked slices of smoked bacon! All you need is a bowl of America's favorite tomato soup to complete the meal!

Recipe Ingredients:

4 tablespoons butter, softened
8 slices hearty white bread
8 slices American cheese
16 slices crisp, cooked bacon
8 slices colby cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Spread butter evenly on one side of each piece of bread. Distribute American cheese slices and bacon equally over 4 slices of bread on the side without butter. Place Colby cheese slices over the bacon, and top with the remaining slices of bread, butter-side out.
  2. Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook sandwiches, in batches if necessary, for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden and the cheeses are melted. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe from the kitchen of Mr. Food.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Dairy Association.