Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar "ABC" Grilled Cheese

with kale salad and maple vinaigrette

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy, Tree Nuts

A note about serious food allergies

ABCs and grilled cheese are for kids, right? Wrong! Not in this dish, where we combine the two for ABC (apple, bacon, and cheddar) grilled cheese. It’s made just right for grown-ups, served on sourdough with a side of lacinato kale salad topped with almonds and your homemade vinaigrette. This isn’t your daycare grilled cheese!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 5 oz. Lacinato Kale
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    4½ oz. Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • 6 Bacon Strips
  • ⅓ fl. oz. Apple Cider Vinegar
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    1⅖ fl. oz. Breakfast Syrup
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    ½ oz. Sliced Almonds
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    0.9 oz. Butter
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    4 Sourdough Bread Slices
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    990
  • Carbohydrates
    105g
  • Fat
    59g
  • Protein
    41g
  • Sodium
    1607mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Core apple and cut into ¼" slices. Stem kale and coarsely chop leaves. Halve cheese slices. Halve bacon strips.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Bacon
    2

    Cook the Bacon

    Line a plate with a paper towel. Arrange bacon pieces on prepared baking sheet and bake until crispy, 10-12 minutes. Remove to towel-lined plate and let cool slightly. Line baking sheet with a clean piece of foil. While bacon cooks, make vinaigrette.

  • Step 3 - Make the Vinaigrette
    3

    Make the Vinaigrette

    Whisk together apple cider vinegar, half the syrup, and 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Taste, and add more syrup if desired.

  • Step 4 - Finish the Salad
    4

    Finish the Salad

    Add kale to bowl with vinaigrette and massage with your hands until kale starts to soften, about 2 minutes. Massaging vinaigrette into kale will tenderize it, making for a more enjoyable eating experience. Add sliced almonds and half the apple slices (reserve remaining for grilled cheese). Toss to coat. Season to taste with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 5 - Assemble and Cook Grilled Cheese
    5

    Assemble and Cook Grilled Cheese

    Heat half the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Layer cheddar slices, bacon, and remaining apple on two bread slices. Top with remaining bread, add both to pan, and cook until golden brown, 3 minutes. Add remaining butter and flip sandwiches to brown second side, 2-3 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to prepared baking sheet and bake until warmed through and cheese is melted, 5 minutes.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
    6

    Plate the Dish

    Halve grilled cheese and serve on a plate next to kale salad.