A Guide to the World's Best Bacon Sandwich Recipes

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Try making some of these delicious bacon sandwiches to spice up your breakfast.

  • 01 of 23

    The Luther Burger—Doughnut Bacon Cheeseburger

    Luther Burger: A Doughnut Bacon Cheeseburger

    The Spruce 

    The Luther Burger, also known as a donut bacon cheeseburger, is no joke. It may sound unusual and totally unhealthy—and yeah, you're right, it totally is—but this unexpected flavor combo is perfect for special occasion splurges and cheat day eats.

  • 02 of 23

    Marbleized Egg Sandwich with Bacon, Muenster + Caramelized Onions

    bacon, egg and cheese with caramelized onions
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Inspired by Eggslut's infamous breakfast sandwiches, this Bacon, Muenster and Caramelized Onion Egg Sandwich calls for a special egg cooking method. Run the tip of a plastic spatula or wooden spoon through egg yolks and the whites in a pan so that both parts of the egg become intertwined.

  • 03 of 23

    Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato + Egg Sandwich - aka The BLTE

    Grilled Cheese Social

    What makes BLTs so good? Is it simply the perfect combination of smokey bacon, crisp and refreshing iceberg lettuce, and juicy tomatoes or is it something more? Maybe it's the nostalgic qualities that this dear sandwich holds or its unapologetic simplicity that's stayed constant throughout history. The BLT gains stature in this beautiful Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Egg Sandwich

  • 04 of 23

    Bacon, Lettuce + Fried Green Tomato - The BLFGT

    Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Crispy bacon, fried green tomatoes, tangy remoulade sauce, and refreshing iceberg lettuce bring this BLT to new heights.

    You may be thinking to yourself, why change something that's already perfect? BLTs are basically God's gift to the sandwich world but it's easy to make it even better. You've probably had an upgraded BLT with a runny fried egg or creamy avocado, and that's good. But try swapping out regular, sliced, red tomatoes for crispy, fried, green tomatoes.

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  • 05 of 23

    Bacon Jam, Brussels Sprouts, Ricotta, Parmesan Grilled Cheese

    Ricotta, Parmesan, Bacon Jam + Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    There's nothing quite like bacon jam. Its sweet and salty goodness comes from slowly rendering bacon and then cooking it down with brown sugar, caramelized onions, and red wine vinegar until a thick and chunky jam develops.

    Add some fresh ricotta, nutty Parmesan, and crispy Brussels sprouts and you've got one serious grilled cheese sandwich on your hands.

  • 06 of 23

    Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese with Fennel Black Pepper Bacon Spread

    Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese with Fennel Black Pepper Bacon Spread
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This tasty goat cheese grilled cheese is loaded full of Skillet's Fennel and Black Pepper Bacon Spread. To balance out the sweetness of the flavor-packed bacon jam, we've paired it with tart goat cheese and fontina to make it rich, creamy, and completely irresistible.

  • 07 of 23

    Tomato, Bacon, Avocado + Guilt-Free "Ranch" Wrap Recipe

    Avocado, Bacon, No Guilt "Ranch" + Tomato Health Wrap
    Grilled Cheese Social

    When you think of an avocado, bacon and ranch sandwich, you probably don't think of it as health food. But hey, don't let that preconceived idea sway you away from this tasty sandwich.

  • 08 of 23

    Easy Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe for Camping

    how to make grilled cheese using bacon grease
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Make your next camping trip even more special by grilling up some tasty bacon and cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches. All you need are sandwich ingredients, a cast-iron pan, and a fire. It's even better if you have some sort of mesh lid, like a grease splatter screen or a large sifter, to keep the ash off your food. 

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  • 09 of 23

    Wisconsin Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam and Pickled Jalapenos

    Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese with Pickled Jalapenos
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This ultimate bacon grilled cheese sandwich is loaded with Wisconsin's best aged sharp cheddar, sweet and savory homemade bacon jam, and spicy pickled jalapenos.

    It's rich, creamy, crunchy, meaty, cheesy, sweet, and spicy and basically encapsulates every delicious flavor between two hearty slices of buttery Texas toast. 

  • 10 of 23

    Turkey, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

    Turkey bacon goat cheese breakfast sandwich

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    There's nothing like a warm buttery croissant on a chilly fall morning, especially a roll that's loaded with flavorful roasted turkey, crisp smokey bacon, sunny side up egg, and delicious blueberry covered goat cheese crumbles.

    The blueberry coated goat cheese may seem like a curious addition to this breakfast sandwich, but its sweet yet tart flavor is perfect against the richness of the meat and the croissant.

  • 11 of 23

    White Pizza Grilled Cheese with Bacon + Spinach

    White Pizza Grilled Cheese with Bacon + Spinach
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Crispy bacon, fruity Taleggio cheese, light, and airy ricotta, fresh spinach, and fragrant basil get grilled between two olive oil and red pepper flake infused slices of focaccia. This crispy creamy sandwich is truly something that will change the way you think about pizza and grilled cheese forever. Swap out ingredients to make it your own—but don't back out on the Taleggio—it makes the sandwich irresistible.

  • 12 of 23

    Bacon and Butternut Squash Grilled Cheese

    butternut squash bacon grilled cheese
    grilled cheese social

    This simple yet decadent bacon and butternut squash grilled cheese will remind you of fall.  Sautéed butternut squash, crispy bacon, and melted gouda come together between two buttery toasted slices of lard bread to create a sweet and savory sandwich. The bread this sandwich calls for is made with lard, so the fat content is much higher than regular store-bought bread. If you can't find lard bread, no sweat—just use something sweet like brioche. But whatever you do, be sure to cook your sandwich over a lower heat because the higher fat content in the bread or roll means it burns fast.

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  • 13 of 23

    Bacon, Egg + Cheese Fried Chicken Biscuit

    Bacon, Egg + Cheese Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    How do you make a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich even more delicious? Add fried chicken, hot sauce, and honey.

    Check out this awesome buttermilk biscuit recipe or feel free to be lazy and used canned biscuits. There's so much good stuff on this biscuit sandwich, you truly can't mess it up. 

  • 14 of 23

    Bacon Cheeseburger with Goat Cheese and Fig Jam

    Bacon, Goat Cheese + Fig Jam Burger
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This sweet and savory bacon cheeseburger is topped with tangy goat cheese and decadent fig, sweet onion, and rosemary jam. It's served on an English muffin, which allows the fig jam to navigate into the nooks and crannies. As for the cheeseburger, a 90-10 fat blend, organic, grass-fed beef is best.

  • 15 of 23

    Jalapeno Popper Dip Party Buns

    Smokey Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip Party Buns
    Grilled Cheese Social

    These jalapeno popper dip party buns are great for entertaining because all you have to do is bake them before anyone arrives, then set them out, and voila— a one-dish meal that feeds for hours.

    A word to the wise: These are addicting, so you might want to make more than a single pan if you're cooking for people who don't know what it means to be full. 

  • 16 of 23

    Sweet and Savory Wisconsin Grilled Cheese

    Sweet and Savory Wisconsin Cheese Grilled Cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This sweet and savory Wisconsin grilled cheese uses three favorite kinds of cheese from Wisconsin: muenster; aged, sharp cheddar; and blue cheese.  It's sweet and savory, vegetarian, and always a hit.

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    Chicken, Bacon and Waffle Sandwich

    Fried Chicken, Bacon, And Waffle Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Imagine this insane chicken and bacon sandwich—a crunchy honey-butter slathered waffle, filled with crispy buttermilk-fried chicken, drizzled in Sriracha maple syrup, and topped with smokey bacon. Don't image, just eat.

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    Ultimate Bacon Ranch Fried Chicken Club Sandwich

    The Ultimate Chicken Club Sandwich Recipe
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This quick and easy fried chicken club sandwich is what happens when you transform a Cobb salad into a fried chicken tower of awesomeness. Buttermilk fried chicken, fresh tomatoes, smokey bacon, creamy Colby jack cheese, pungent blue cheese, zesty ranch dressing, a runny egg, and fresh lettuce are all piled high on a buttered toasted pretzel bun. 

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    Hole-in-One Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Hole-in-one Grilled Cheese with Tomato Jam and Bacon
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Wisconsin cheddar, sweet and savory tomato jam, crispy bacon, and a runny egg yolk grilled between two buttery slices of brioche come together to make this breakfast grilled cheese. And let's face it, after making this recipe, your mornings will never be the same.  

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    Avocado Bacon Breakfast Burger

    The Ultimate Breakfast Burger
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This ultimate breakfast burger is topped with avocado, egg, gouda, tomato jam, and bacon. One tip: Don't overwork the meat. You want to create a light and airy patty that melts in your mouth rather than a dense one that resembles a hockey puck.

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  • 21 of 23

    Hole in One Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese with Candied Bacon

    Hole in One Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese with Candied Bacon
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Creamy pimento cheese, sweet and spicy candied bacon, and an egg are nestled between two slices of crispy bread in this Southern grilled cheese recipe.

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    Bacon Grilled Cheese with Easy Homemade Tomato Jam

    Tomato Jam and Bacon Grilled Cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Crispy bacon, melted sharp white cheddar, and a sweet and smokey homemade tomato jam make this grilled cheese sandwich extra delicious.

    Afraid of making tomato jam? Don't be. This recipe is a super easy no-brainer that anyone could do.

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    Best Ever Organic Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwich Recipe

    Organic turkey bacon ranch sandwich recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Nita West

    Although you might think why bother making this turkey bacon ranch sandwich at home, it's a classic deli staple that you can get anytime, anywhere. But wait, think about it this way: When you make it at home, sourcing local, fresh, and organic ingredients, you are able to create a sandwich that not only tastes better than your local bodega staple, but you're also creating a sandwich that's better for the future.