Dad's Hearty Cheese Sandwich

Dad’s Hearty Bacon Bonanza Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 3 slices cracked wheat sour dough bread                 1 Roma tomato,seeded &chopped
  • 3 slices Havarti cheese                                                     ½ large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 slices Medium Cheddar Cheese                                 ½ lb thick Applewood Smoked bacon, diced
  • honey mustard                                                                  butter
  • thin regular potato chips                                               paper towels


Cut tomato in half lengthwise.  Take a spoon and scoop out the inside of tomato and discard, and chop tomato.  Set aside.  

Adult: chop bacon

Little Buddies - place chopped bacon in a cold frying pan. 

Adult - cook bacon in pan over medium heat until brown and slightly crispy; do not overcook.  Drain and place in bowl with paper towels.

Little Buddies – with several folded paper towels, press down on bacon to *absorb all the *excess grease.

Adult: remove grease from pan except for one tablespoon or less of oil. Sauté onions in oil over medium heat until soft.

Butter one side of each slice of bread.

Adult: place all three slices of bread, buttered side down, on a medium heated frying pan or griddle.

Spread inside of bread with honey mustard.

On one slice of bread place two slices of Havarti cheese, side by side, and one slice of Cheddar on top of Havarti cheese. 

On another slice of bread place two slices of Cheddar cheese, side by side, and one slice of Havarti on top of Cheddar cheese.

Add bacon over cheese.Add a layer of potato chips over bacon. Add tomatoes over potato chips.Add onions over tomatoes.

When bread is slightly browned and cheese melted, add remaining slice of bread over one stack of sandwich.  Carefully lift up that stack with a large spatula and place on top of final stack of sandwich.

Remove sandwich and place on plate.  Cut in half and enjoy!


*absorb – to soak up

*excess - an amount of something that is more than necessary