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Fancy BLT Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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A fancy twist on a BLT. Griddled until golden and gooey with Fontina cheese. This recipes yields 4 (half sandwich) servings
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword baby spinach, bacon, fontina, fontina cheese, grilled cheese, honey roasted garlic, mayonnaise, peppered bacon, roasted garlic, sandwich, Sourdough, spinach
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 788
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 1 cups baby spinach loosely packed
  • 8 slices thick-cut peppered bacon cooked until crispy
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise homemade or store bought



  • Slice off the top third of both heads of garlic. Place the garlic into an oven-safe baking dish and drizzle with honey. Cover tightly with foil and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Remove the garlic using tongs and let cool. Once safe to handle, squeeze the garlic cloves into a bowl and cool completely. Add a halve cup of mayo to the honey roasted garlic and mix, breaking up the roasted garlic cloves. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat griddle to 350°.
  • Butter one side of each of the slices of sourdough bread. On the un-buttered side smear a tablespoon on each sandwich half. Top both with a little grated Fontina, spinach, peppered bacon and more grated cheese. Top with the remaining slices of sourdough, butter-side-up and griddle until golden. Cover with a domed lid or tented foil to speed up the melting process.
  • Slice in halve and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 788kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1248mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 3mg