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Pickle Grilled Cheese

If you're a pickle lover there's no way you won't fall in love with this sandwich!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 659kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £2 / $2.50


  • Large Non-Stick Pan & Spatula/Turner
  • Baking Tray (for bacon, or you can pan fry)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Paper Towels


  • 8 medium-large slices of Bread (preferably sesame seeded)
  • 8 square slices of Cheddar
  • 8 square slices of Mozzarella
  • 8 slices of Bacon, cooked to preference
  • sliced Pickles, to preference (see notes)
  • 4 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 2 tsp Hot Sauce (optional)
  • Butter, as needed


  • Pat pickles dry with papers towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Butter one side of each of your slices of bread. Flip then spread with a very thin slather of mustard. Top 4 of the slices with cheddar, then bacon, followed by sliced pickle, followed by a few drops of hot sauce (optional), then mozzarella slices. Top with bread (mustard-side-down, butter-side-up).
  • Add to a pan over medium heat and fry both sides until golden, with the cheese starting to ooze out. You may need to do this in batches. Enjoy!

Quick Demo


a) What type of Pickle to use? - You can use your favourite variety, either Bread & Butter Pickles or Dill Pickles work nicely. In the UK you're looking for Cornichons or crinkle cut Gherkins. 
b) How much Pickle to use? - Who am I to tell you how much pickle to add to your sandwich?! You can work to preference here. Just make sure they're all fairly thin slices and most importantly EVEN slices.
c) Cheese - You can use grated cheese if you'd prefer. I use just under 1 cup/100g cheese per sandwich. You can also sub the mozzarella for more cheddar or your favourite melty cheese.
d) Calories - assuming 1 tbsp butter and 1 large pickle per sandwich:

Your Private Notes:

Nutrition Facts
Pickle Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 659 Calories from Fat 434
% Daily Value*
Fat 48.22g74%
Saturated Fat 26.17g164%
Trans Fat 1.066g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.924g
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 1616mg70%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 23.29g8%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 3.35g4%
Protein 33.02g66%
Vitamin A 1245IU25%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 694mg69%
Iron 2.16mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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