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Toad in the Hole Bacon Sandwich

Switch up the cheese—pepper jack gives a nice kick—or use sliced kielbasa, ham or sausage in place of the bacon in this versatile grilled cheese sandwich. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 2 cooked bacon strips


  • Using a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, cut out center of 1 slice of bread (discard center or save for another use). Spread mayonnaise on 1 side of bread slices. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, lightly toast cutout slice, mayonnaise side down, over medium-low heat. Flip slice; crack an egg into center. Add remaining bread slice mayonnaise side down, to skillet; layer with cheese and bacon.
  • Cook, covered, until egg white is set, yolk is soft-set and cheese begins to melt. If needed, flip slice with egg to finish cooking. To assemble sandwich, use solid slice as bottom and cutout slice as top.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Nothing perks up a grilled cheese sandwich more than a slice of fresh tomato. Go ahead and add it just after the cheese melts but before you assemble the sandwich.
  • Mayo may seem like a strange ingredient to spread on the outside of the bread, but when it's grilled, it melts quickly and creates a beautiful golden brown color.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 sandwich: 610 calories, 34g fat (11g saturated fat), 240mg cholesterol, 1220mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.


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    • NH-rescue
      Dec 31, 2019

      I never knew how to make these kind of sandwiches. This recipe was so simple to follow and the results were great. It's a tasty sandwich that always gets smiles. I was suspicious of using mayo instead of butter for grilling, but it worked out fine. Tastes great with a slice of tomato on top!

    • cynandtom
      Mar 15, 2019

      I love what we call Polka Dotty Eggs. I love this genius sammie version, even more! . Phenomenally Delicious!! We used butter instead of mayo and Pepper Jack as suggested.

    • jessbcuz831
      Feb 15, 2019

      My family loves a classic Toad in the Hole for breakfast. They absolutely loved this twist and now prefer it. It's filling, easy to make and has all yummy flavors that you're looking for in a breakfast.

    • Grammy Debbie
      Jan 24, 2019

      Delicious--a little time-consuming to put together, but totally worth it. A very hearty and satisfying breakfast that will keep you well satisfied until lunch time!

    • angela32
      Jan 22, 2019

      Delicious! The only change I made was the bread, I used whole wheat because I had that on hand. Oh, I sprinkled with red pepper flakes for some zip. So good, the entire family loved them!

    • Kymberly
      Nov 2, 2018

      Love,love,love this! It's like a breakfast sandwich for lunch!