Asparagus & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes


1 tbsp (15 mL) butter, optional

4 slices bread

2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard

4 slices cheddar cheese

4 spears blanched asparagus, sliced in half  lengthwise

2 tbsp (25 mL) crumbled bacon

Cooking Instructions:

Butter one side of each slice of bread (optional). Spread 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard on unbuttered-side of one of the slices of bread, add one cheese slice, 4 asparagus slices, 1 tbsp (15 mL) crumbled bacon, one cheese slice then top with bread buttered-side up. Repeat for second sandwich. In medium frying pan with lid, over med-high heat, place sandwiches butter-side down, cover; cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown: Flip sandwiches; cover; cook 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Personal Story:

By Request! We love asparagus and this is just one more way to incorporate more veggies into your meals. Trim or peel the woody ends then BLANCHE a bunch of asparagus by adding to boiling water for 45 seconds to 3 minutes depending on the the thickness of the stalk-they should be fork-tender. Plunge into cold water to stop the cooking. Pat dry and refrigerate.