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Playing Kelsey Nixon’s Smoked Bacon + Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you thought it didn't get any better than basic grilled cheese, this upgrade from “Cooking Channel” star Kelsey Nixon will make you think again.


  • 8 slices white bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 4 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 8 ounces cheddar, shredded
  • 12 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced thin
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter


Serves: 4


Heat a grill or large skillet over medium-low heat.

Butter one side of each slice of bread. Spread the mustard over the opposite side on 4 slices of the bread. Top each of the 4 slices with the Cheddar, crisped bacon and apple slices. Add the remaining slices of bread on top with the buttered side facing out.

Place the assembled sandwiches in the skillet. Cook until the cheese begins to melt and the bread is golden brown. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown as well.

Remove from the skillet, slice and serve.