Grilled Pepper Jack Cheese with Green Tomatoes and Bacon

Grilled Pepper Jack Cheese with Green Tomatoes and Bacon
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Grilled Pepper Jack Cheese with Green Tomatoes and Bacon

Tyler Sullivan

Grilled Pepper Jack Cheese with Green Tomatoes and Bacon

Growing up, there was one comfort food that never failed in my family. Late nights, hard decisions, rainy days, and bad days were all met with the hearty and delcious grilled cheese with tomatoes. For my brothers, or for a really special day, my mom would throw in bacon, or switch up the selection of tomatoes (and for my youngest brother, take out the tomatoes completely). This sandwich became a staple, and now for me, acts as my little home away from home. Super-easy, relatively quick, and with just a few ingredients, grilled cheese with tomatoes (and bacon) never fails.

In this recipe, I've made a few changes, adding pepper jack cheese to give it a little kick (although pimento or Cheddar also work very well), and subbed in green tomatoes (which my mom would dub a very special treat). Experiment with tomato variations and mixtures, for added flavor. 

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Lay 1 piece of cheese on each slice of bread, then add a thin tomato slice to each, and then on top of each tomato, another slice of cheese. Next, nestle the bacon strips in between and close together to make a sandwich. Butter the outside of the sandwich.

Toast on a pan over medium-high heat until the bread is your desired level of light brown. Then, flip the whole sandwich over (careful not to let anything fall out) and toast the other side. Flip one more time, to make sure all the cheese is melted and ready to go. Serve and enjoy!


Calories per serving:

1,571 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 100g 154%
  • Carbs 105g 35%
  • Saturated 45g 227%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Monounsaturated 33g
  • Polyunsaturated 11g
  • Protein 63g 126%
  • Cholesterol 221mg 74%
  • Sodium 2,652mg 110%
  • Calcium 870mg 87%
  • Magnesium 110mg 27%
  • Potassium 624mg 18%
  • Iron 8mg 46%
  • Zinc 7mg 48%
  • Phosphorus 913mg 130%
  • Vitamin A 417µg 46%
  • Vitamin C 9mg 16%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 116%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 84%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 71%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 30%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 269µg 67%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 26%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 10µg 12%
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