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This Perfect Bacon Sandwich Recipe is just want you need to make for an easy weeknight dinner. This is the best bacon sandwich and is loaded with flavor.

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Easy Bacon Sandwich Recipe:

There is nothing better than a bacon sandwich any day of the week. It is the perfect breakfast sandwich and can be topped with a variety of things.

When the weather gets cold there is nothing better than a bacon sandwich and a bowl of soup. It requires simple ingredients and always a family favorite.

Skip the grilled cheese sandwich and make this bacon sandwich for a quick meal idea.

Bacon sandwich on a plate

What kind of bacon to use?

When making a bacon sandwich, you really can use any type of bacon. I have even made this sandwich with turkey bacon. I like to get the classic cut bacon and I usually choose the smoky flavor.

Whether you choose turkey or regular bacon, pile it high on thick cut bread for a delicious breakfast sandwich.

White bread, butter, bacon

Ingredients: 

  • Slices Thick White Bread 
  • Butter 
  • Bacon

How to Make Bacon Sandwich: 

  • Step 1 – Cook Bacon Strips – Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crispy. 
  • Step 2 – Move Cooked bacon to plate – Move the slices of bacon from the pan to the plate. Make sure it is lined with a paper towel. This allows it to soak up the excess grease.  Remove the bacon grease except for approximately 1 tablespoon from the pan (to cook the sandwich in).
  • Step 3 – Spread Butter – Spread the butter on the outside of each slice of bread. This is called a bacon butty.
  • Step 4 – Heat Skillet – Heat the skillet with the reserved bacon grease over medium high heat. 
  • Step 5 – Place bread in skillet – Place 1 slice of the bread (butter side down) in the skillet.  Top with crispy bacon slices and the remaining slice of bread (butter side out).
  • Step 6 – Cook Sandwich – Cook the sandwich over medium high heat until golden brown (4-5 minutes).  Flip the sandwich and cook the other side for 4-5 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove the skillet, cut in half diagonally and enjoy.
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What is the Best Bread to Use?

When we make this bacon sandwich we like to use thick white bread. We love the flavour and texture of the thicker bread. But you can use any type of bread. Here are some of our suggestions.

  • Croissant
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Wheat Bread
  • Bagel
Bacon sandwich on a plate

Recipe Tips:

  • Cook Bacon – Feel free to cook your bacon ahead of time. Make sure to reserve some of the grease to cook the sandwich in. Cook bacon until it is crispy. Allow bacon to rest on paper towel plate to remove excess grease.
  • Cooking Sandwich – We like to toast the sandwich in the skillet for the delicious flavor. But you can easily toast the bread in a toaster and then build you sandwich.
  • Serving – This sandwich is best served immediately.
Bacon sandwich on a plate

Bacon Sandwich Topping Ideas:

This bacon sandwich recipe is a base recipe that can be changed to you what you prefer. We love to have different toppings for everyone to make their own. These are some of our favorites and must haves.

  • Cheese – Make sure to have different types of cheeses. You can do slice sharp cheddar cheese, goat cheese or pepper jack cheese. Heat on the skillet until cheese is melted.
  • Vegetables – You may have heard of a BLT sandwich which consists of bacon, lettuce and juicy tomatoes. Feel free to add other veggies such as arugula, spinach, avocado or caramelized onions.
  • Sauces – There is nothing better than adding your favorite sauces to this sandwich. Chilli sauce, ketchup, mustard, mayo or ranch are some of our favorites.
  • Egg – Make an ultimate breakfast sandwich by adding a fried egg or scramble egg on top.
  • Add Meat – For the perfect lunch idea, add chicken, burger or ham for a tasty lunch idea.
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How to Store Leftovers:

If you have leftovers, we recommend storing the ingredients separately in an air tight container. The leftovers will last about 3 to 4 days.

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Bacon Sandwich

5 from 2 votes
This Perfect Bacon Sandwich Recipe is just want you need to make for an easy weeknight dinner. This is the best bacon sandwich and is loaded with flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Calories 602

Ingredients

  • 2 Slices Thick White Bread
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 4 slices Bacon

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until the bacon is crispy.  Move the bacon from the pan to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess grease.  Remove the bacon grease except for approximately 1 tablespoon from the pan (to cook the sandwich in).
  • Spread the butter on the outside of each slice of bread.
  • Heat the skillet with the reserved bacon grease over medium high heat.  Place 1 slice of the bread (butter side down) in the skillet.  Top with cooked bacon slices and the remaining slice of bread (butter side out).
  • Cook the sandwich over medium high heat until golden brown (4-5 minutes).  Flip the sandwich and cook the other side for 4-5 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove the skillet, cut in half diagonally and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 602kcal, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 16g, Fat 48g, Saturated Fat 19g, Polyunsaturated Fat 7g, Monounsaturated Fat 19g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 88mg, Sodium 911mg, Potassium 236mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 383IU, Calcium 113mg, Iron 2mg

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