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Best Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

If you’re a fan of classic bacon and eggs, you are going to LOVE this bacon, egg and cheese sandwich!

Golden brown and melty, this grilled cheese sandwich is layered with perfectly cooked eggs and crispy bacon. I couldn’t resist finishing it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.

These sandwiches are great for on-the-go eating, and you can also make a batch to serve for brunch, holidays, and weekend breakfast. A Bacon Bloody Mary is the perfect accompaniment!

Close up of a bacon breakfast sandwich cut in half on a plate.

If you love bacon and eggs as much as we do, be sure to check out these other great breakfast recipes:

Contents

Why You’ll Go Hog Wild for This Recipe

Thick Sliced Bacon is the Star – Each sandwich features 3 strips of perfectly cooked, golden brown crispy bacon.

Easy Skillet Cooking: You don’t need any fancy equipment to make this recipe. Just layer the ingredients, cook in a hot frying pan, and you’ll be eating in no time!

Contrasting Flavors and Textures: You’ll love the pairing of tangy sourdough bread, melty mild cheese, velvety basted eggs, and crispy bacon!

Ingredients and Substitutions

Bread, eggs, bacon, cheese slices, butter and shredded Parmesan.

From the top, here’s what you’ll need to make each delicious bacon sandwich:

1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese – You can use grated Parmesan instead if that’s what you have on hand.

2 American cheese slices – I like American cheese for grilled sandwiches because it melts quickly and smoothly. You can also use Fontina, Havarti, Gouda or Colby cheeses, which tend to melt well.

3 strips crisply cooked bacon – I used extra-thick sliced applewood smoked bacon, but you can use regular sliced, unsmoked or smoked, uncured or cured; it’s up to you. Feel free to use more or less bacon depending on what you like.

2 eggs – I used large eggs for this recipe. Smaller or larger eggs will work fine, too.

1 1/2 tablespoons softened butter – salted or unsalted is fine, whichever you prefer!

2 slices bread – I used sourdough bread, but you can use your favorite bread.

Equipment Needed

Here’s what you’ll need to make this bacon cheese sandwich recipe:

  • A small nonstick skillet with a lid – to cook the basted eggs.
  • A large nonstick skillet – to grill the sandwiches.
  • A cutting board – to build and cut the sandwich.
  • A sharp knife – to cut it in half without crushing the ingredients.

Step by Step Instructions

Before you begin, you’ll need to cook some delicious BACON. Here are some of our favorite methods:

Here’s how to make the bacon egg grilled cheese sandwich:

STEP ONE | Arrange two slices of bread on a cutting board and spread with softened butter. Flip over. Cut two cheese slices in half and arrange on the bread.

Two slices of buttered bread.
American cheese slices arranged on 2 slices of sourdough bread.

STEP TWO | Arrange three strips of cooked, thick sliced bacon on top of one of the bread slices.

Cheese and bacon layered on 2 bread slices.

STEP THREE | Break two eggs in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook just until the edges of the eggs start to turn white and add 2 tablespoons water around the edges of the eggs.

Put the lid on, turn the heat down to medium-low, and cook until egg yolks are just set.

Two raw broken eggs in a skillet ready to be cooked.
Two basted eggs cooking in a skillet.

STEP FOUR | Slide the eggs onto the sandwich and put the top layer of bread on, cheese side down and buttered side up.

STEP FIVE | Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the sandwich, buttered side down.

Two basted eggs placed on one piece of bread with bacon to build a sandwich.
A buttered uncooked bacon egg and cheese sandwich in a skillet.

STEP SIX | Cook until golden brown, flip over, and cook the other side until golden brown and cheese is melted. Transfer to a work surface and sprinkle both sides with shredded Parmesan cheese.

A golden brown cooked egg and cheese sandwich in a skillet.
A hand sprinkling shredded cheese on a sandwich.

STEP SEVEN | Cut in half and enjoy!

Two halves of a breakfast sandwich stacked to show the layers of bacon, cheese and eggs.

Serving Suggestions

Some of my favorite sides to serve with these breakfast sammies include:

Good Condiments

If you’re looking for a sauce to dip or spread on your egg bacon cheese sandwich, these are all great!

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Cooked bacon egg and cheese sandwich ready for serving.

If you have a leftover sandwich, allow it to cool to room temperature, then tightly wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to 2 days. I prefer aluminum foil, because you can keep it wrapped in foil to reheat, which will help it stay crispy.

To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the foil-wrapped sandwich directly on the oven rack (or use a baking sheet if you prefer). Heat until hot, about 10 to 12 minutes.

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Two halves of a breakfast sandwich stacked to show the layers of bacon, cheese and eggs.

Best Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwiches

Eliza Cross
Bacon egg and cheese sandwich is an easy breakfast made in a skillet on the stove with bread, cheese slices, eggs and crispy bacon. Great for brunch and holidays!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Bacon Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 719 kcal

Equipment

  • small nonstick skillet with lid
  • large nonstick skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 3 strips crisply cooked bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Arrange two slices of bread on a cutting board and spread with softened butter. Flip over. Cut two cheese slices in half and arrange on the bread.
  • Arrange three strips of cooked, thick sliced bacon on top of one of the bread slices.
  • Break two eggs in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook just until the edges of the eggs start to turn white and add 2 tablespoons water around the edges of the eggs.
  • Put the lid on, turn the heat down to medium-low, and cook until egg yolks are just set.
  • Slide the eggs onto the sandwich and put the top layer of bread on, cheese side down and buttered side up.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the sandwich, buttered side down.
  • Cook until golden brown, flip over, and cook the other side until golden brown and cheese is melted. Transfer to a work surface and sprinkle both sides with shredded Parmesan cheese. Makes 1 sandwich.

Notes

To store: Cool sandwich to room temperature, then tightly wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to 2 days. I prefer aluminum foil, because you can keep it wrapped in foil to reheat, which will help it stay crispy.
To reheat: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the foil-wrapped sandwich directly on the oven rack (or use a baking sheet if you prefer). Heat until hot, about 10 to 12 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 719kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 34gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 443mgSodium: 1719mgPotassium: 390mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1450IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 611mgIron: 4mg
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Keyword breakfast sandwich, eggs
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14 thoughts on “Best Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwich Recipe”

  1. The idea of a grilled cheese sandwich with eggs and bacon is already mouthwatering, but the finishing touch of Parmesan cheese takes it to a whole new level. The nutty, salty flavor of Parmesan adds an extra layer of richness, enhancing the overall taste experience.

    Reply
    • So glad you like the recipe, and thanks for letting me know. The Parmesan cheese really is the perfect complement to the other flavors!

      Reply

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