The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese

The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese ~ seven layers of ingredients piled high and grilled until the cheese is warm and melty!

Things are about to get cheesy here! Tomorrow, April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day. And most would agree that grilled cheese is something well worth celebrating. There are even restaurants solely dedicated to the perfect grilled cheese. Grilled cheese is something that both children and adults love and the options are endless. In celebration of the holiday, I’m sharing the ultimate BLT grilled cheese.

The sandwich is piled high with seven ingredients – lettuce, tomato, bacon, onions, cheddar cheese, guacamole and chipotle mayo. I have to admit, I don’t indulge in BLT’s that often, but grilled cheese day is certainly reason to enjoy a warm sandwiched piled high with melty cheese. And, this sandwich is the ultimate grown-up grilled cheese. I mean why settle for less, when you could have it piled high with all the good stuff and then grilled until melty. Grilled cheese is a favorite weekend lunch. It’s quick and easy and the options are endless.

Besides the cheese, the guacamole and chipotle mayo are my favorite things about this sandwich. They really elevate your standard BLT sandwich to a whole new level.

The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese ~ seven layers of ingredients piled high and grilled until the cheese is warm and melty!

Cheese is my favorite dairy product. I love yogurt too, but there is something about all that cheesy goodness that I absolutely love. So many flavors and textures to choose from, there is a cheese fit for every sandwich.

How are you going to celebrate grilled cheese day? Do you like your grilled cheese simple or loaded with flavors?

The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese ~ seven layers of ingredients piled high and grilled until the cheese is warm and melty! The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese ~ seven layers of ingredients piled high and grilled until the cheese is warm and melty! The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese ~ seven layers of ingredients piled high and grilled until the cheese is warm and melty! The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese ~ seven layers of ingredients piled high and grilled until the cheese is warm and melty!

Join me as we celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day. Pick your favorite cheese, layer on the ingredients and get cheesy!

Yields 2 sandwiches

The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese
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  • For the chipotle mayo:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chopped chipotle chili in adobo sauce
  • For the sandwich:
  • 4-6 slices bacon
  • 4 slices loaf bread
  • 1/4 cup loose leaf lettuce
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature


  1. To make the mayo, in a food processor combine chipotle chili and mayonnaise. Pulse until smooth; set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside on paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Heat a clean pan over medium heat. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Spread a layer of chipotle mayo over each slice of bread. Layer the lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese and guacamole over 2 slices of bread, dividing ingredients evenly. Top with remaining bread slices.
  4. Grill over medium heat until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Source: Spoonful of Flavor


  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    A BLT and a grilled cheese in one?! That is GENIUS! It truly does look like the ultimate and I want it RIGHT NOW. Pinned!

    • Ashley

      Thanks for pinning! Cheese makes everything better, right?

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Stephanie! I love any excuse to eat melty cheese 🙂

  2. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    Holy YUM Ashley! This makes those whimpy grilled cheese sandwiches I had with white bread and Kraft singles look like amateur hour! I would totally order this at a restaurant.

  3. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    Oh my gahd. Comfort food at its finest.
    I had no idea tomorrow is national grilled cheese day. I know what I’m going to be doing now!

  4. Beth @ bethcakes

    Ultimate is right! Gosh, this looks amazing. Seriously one of the best grilled cheeses I’ve ever seen! IT needs to be National Grilled Cheese Day more often. 🙂

    • Ashley

      I totally agree, Beth! But it doesn’t have to be a national holiday to celebrate with cheese 🙂

  5. Danae @ reciperunner

    I seriously want to reach through my computer screen and take a bite of this sandwich! The bacon is just screaming to be eaten! As far as if I like grilled cheese plain or jazzed up like this one, I’ll take it anyway I can get it, the more cheese the better!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Danae! I agree, more cheese is always better 🙂

  6. Nicole, RD

    That is heaven between slices of bread right there…I seriously need one of these!!!

    • Ashley

      Yes, you do need one, Denise 🙂

  7. Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven

    Okay. I don’t care about the fact that I’ve already eaten dinner. I need this grilled cheese in my life like yesterday. I freaking LOVE guacamole and bacon on the side of my grilled cheese sandwich so why the heck haven’t I thought to put in INSIDE the sandwich?? Seriously gorgeous grilled cheese, Ashley. So making this this weekend. 😉 pinned.

    • Ashley

      Ha, I do the same thing, Sarah! I eat things with my sandwich but never think to actually put them in my sandwich. You should definitely try it, I think you will love it! Thanks for pinning!

  8. Ashley

    Whoa baby! This is one grilled cheese!! I love BLTs but only order them every once in awhile as a treat … next time I am definitely adding some guac and chipotle mayo! Have a great weekend friend!

  9. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Loaded grilled cheeses are 1000 times better! Especially if they look this awesome. Oh my, it’s dinner time here and I’m drooling so much because of this beauty. I need this now or I’ll cry!
    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far Ashley! xx

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Consuelo! And I agree, loaded grilled cheeses are better!

  10. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    This really IS the ultimate grilled cheese! It has so many of my favorite things on it like bacon and guac. And cheese, which happens to be my favorite dairy item as well. 🙂

  11. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    BLT and grilled cheese all in one! I could definitely get into this.

  12. ela@GrayApron

    I haven’t had one of those for a long time! Men…I’m fully inspired now! Thaaanks, it looks beautiful! 🙂 ela

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Ela! So glad I could inspire you to enjoy a delicious BLT grilled cheese 🙂

  13. Danita @O Taste And See

    I think this is the best looking BLT I’ve ever seen! I’d love to have you stop by and link up with us at Family Fun Friday. Have a great week.

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for the invite, Danita! Heading over to check it out now.

  14. Angela

    Crap, I missed National grilled cheese day?! Yours looks amazing I guess I know what’s for lunch tomorrow…

    • Ashley

      No worries, there is always a reason to make grilled cheese 🙂

  15. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies

    Grilled cheese and BLT are two of my all-time favorite comfort foods. I love that you’ve combined them into one amazing sandwich. And with guac and chipotle mayo? Yum, yum yum! I must confess that I totally missed National Grilled Cheese day this year — there’s always another chance for grilled cheese : )

    • Ashley

      It doesn’t have to be a holiday to enjoy grilled cheese 🙂

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  18. marcie

    Now THIS is grilled cheese! I will eat any kind of grilled cheese, because like you, cheese must be my favorite dairy product with Greek yogurt right behind. There are so many delicious things in here, and somehow I’d find a way to take a giant bite out of that big, ole sandwich! 🙂

  19. Kelly

    Holy moly – now this is one ultimate grilled cheese! It looks ah-mazing and I LOVE the guacamole and chipotle mayo in here – pinning to drool some more 🙂

  20. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    I love a grilled cheese sandwich. This sandwich looks amazing…beyond amazing! I want some of that now!! Great idea and you can bet I will be making this ASAP! Pinning!

  21. Lisa @ Cooking with Curls

    I normally eat my grilled cheese plain, but this one has definitely got my attention…Wow!! I may have to get adventurous and give it a try! 😉

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  23. Andi @ The Weary Chef

    Dang, Ashley! You have outdone yourself on this sandwich! I’m seriously drooling just looking at the photos.

  24. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    This sandwich has amazing written all over it!! This, plus a warm bowl of soup, would make a perfect lunch!! 🙂

  25. Karly

    This is so irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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  29. Myra Pearce

    I really like how you’ve captured this sandwich in the photos! It looks super delicious and gonna get all the ingredients when I shop Friday. BLT here we come! LOL Thanks gotta have it is right.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Myra! I hope you love it. You can’t go wrong with bacon and cheese!

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  32. Jessica Robinson

    This looks like one seriously delicious grilled cheese. Grilled cheese for adults.

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