Southeast Dairy Association - bacon kale gouda tomato

B.K.G.T Griller (Bacon, Kale, Gouda and Tomato)

Gouda cheese has a rich, unique flavor and smooth texture, making it perfect for hot sandwiches. This update to the classic B.L.T. will be sure to please the crowd.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 slices French loaf bread
  • 2 slices Gouda cheese
  • 3 thin slices tomato
  • 12 ounce baby kale leaves (8 leaves)
  • 2 slices cooked bacon
  • 12 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Heat a nonstick or cast-iron pan over medium heat. Spread each slice of bread with pesto. Place one slice Gouda on bread, followed by tomatoes, kale, bacon and remaining slice of cheese. Top with remaining slice of bread and press down gently to compact sandwich. Spread top of bread with softened butter, and place buttered side down in heated pan. While sandwich is cooking, spread remaining softened butter on top of bread. Cook approximately 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. If necessary, turn heat down so the bread doesn’t burn. Flip sandwich over and cook another 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.

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