Why is it that making a sandwich at home never tastes as good as the ones you order out? There’s got to be some kind of psychology around it. But hear us out… this Bistro Grilled Cheese might just trick your brain into believing this sandwich is worth staying home for. It’s that good! What’s not to love about the toastiest whole-grain bread, piled high with savory and sweet layers of tangy Dijon mustard, sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and juicy Granny Smith apples?! It really does taste just like one of those fancy handhelds you’d order at your favorite bistro, hence the name, but at a fraction of the cost… and who can argue with that?! The Bistro Grilled Cheese is definitely going to change the way you think about at-home sandwiches!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cored, sliced
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked
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Directions

Step 1 –Heat the butter in a large skillet over low heat.

Step 2 –Slather 4 slices of the bread with the Dijon mustard, then top each with the cheese, the apple slices, and the bacon.

Step 3 –Top the sandwiches with the remaining bread slices.

Step 4 –Add the sandwiches to the skillet, in batches, and slowly cook until each side is deeply browned and crunchy, about 5-6 minutes per side.

Step 5 –Serve.