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Over the weekend, I made up a new batch of guacamole and decided to experiment by adding Kraft’s Classic Ranch dressing as well as Kraft’s Zesty Italian dressing to make a different guacamole dip recipe with a bit of a zing. Then, I went a little crazy because #FoodDeservesDelicious and used it to top off the ultimate grilled cheese!
I grew up on Kraft’s Zesty Italian dressing. Even now, it is still my dad’s favorite salad dressing. And my kids love ranch dressing for veggies and chicken nuggets. This means I always like to keep both on hand.
I had seen that Kraft Pourables have been reinvented with a new, better taste! Classic Ranch is now creamier, with more buttermilk and savory herbs, and Kraft Zesty Italian now has even more herbs & spices! I wanted to try them to see the difference.
This weekend I was at Walmart and picked up both Kraft’s Classic Ranch dressing along with Kraft’s Zesty Italian dressing. While shopping, I got this idea to mix both into some guacamole and then put it all on a grilled cheese sandwich.
My family loves guacamole. and they love grilled cheeses. Nate enjoys trying new things, so I thought he might like this recipe. I asked him at the store what he thought about a grilled cheese topped with bacon and zesty ranch guacamole, and he did not think it was going to work.
Well he was wrong! He took one bite and said it was like there was a party in his mouth. Then, he happily devoured the rest. He said the combination of the sourdough bread with cheese, bacon, and zesty ranch guacamole just made it completely delicious.
My son got the other half of the sandwich and very much enjoyed it, too. I could tell he liked it because he had guacamole all over his face! With every bite, he kept telling me how much he loved that little “zing” the guacamole had from the Zesty Italian dressing.
Are you ready to make a Bacon Grilled Cheese with Zesty Ranch Guacamole for yourself? The ingredients are very simple. Everything I used is pictured above. This is an easy meal that you can quickly whip up. It’s delicious and filling and perfect for lunch, dinner, or even an after school snack!
Pictured below is a step-by-step of how I made the guacamole. It takes just a couple of minutes. Make it ahead and put it in the fridge to chill, and in 30 minutes to an hour, you have some amazing guacamole with a little zing!
Serves 1 sandwich
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 an onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup Kraft Ranch Dressing
- 2 tbs Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
- 6 strips of bacon
- 6 slices of sourdough bread
- 1 pkg of Kraft Shredded cheese - sharp cheddar
- Cook the bacon.
- Slice and remove the pits from both avocados.
- Scoop the meat out of both and smash with a fork.
- Add both dressings and onions and continue mashing and mixing until well combined.
- Chill for an hour or so.
- Over medium heat, melt 1 tbs of butter in a skillet.
- Add 2 slices of sourdough bread
- Add 1/4 cup of cheese onto each slice. Cook until the cheese is melted and the bread is browned.
- Remove from heat, add a layer of guacamole to each slice.
- Then, add two half pieces of bacon to each side.
- Put it together and you're done!
This guacamole makes enough for 3-4 sandwiches.
I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did! What do you like to put in your guacamole?