Australian Grilled Bacon And Shrimp Sandwich

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Recipe: #38503

April 17, 2022

Categories: Sandwiches

"Can use cream cheese"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (202.6 g)
  • Calories 660
  • Total Fat - 35.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 113.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1854.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 44 g
  • Calcium - 714.8 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Set a skillet over a medium heat and cook the bacon crisp.

Step 2

Remove to paper towels and wipe the skillet out.

Step 3

Mix the mascarpone with the grated mozzarella, onion powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Spread the mascarpone mixture over two of the slices of bread.

Step 5

Top with 1/2 the spinach, shrimp and cooked bacon on each sandwich.

Step 6

Add the provolone and the other slice of bread.

Step 7

Spread the top of each sandwich with 1/2 of the mayonnaise.

Step 8

(Saving half for the other side)

Step 9

Heat your oil in the skillet and carefully place the sandwiches mayonnaise side down in skillet.

Step 10

Brush the remaining mayonnaise over the remaining sandwich tops.

Step 11

Cook the sandwiches until the bottom golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Step 12

Carefully flip sandwiches.

Step 13

Cook for a further 3 minutes until the second side is golden brown and the cheese has melted.

Step 14

Cut in half.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting bacon, look for one with a high fat content for the best flavor.
  • For the shrimp, buy fresh or frozen, peeled and deveined for the best results.

  • Substitute cream cheese for mascarpone cheese - Cream cheese is a more accessible and affordable alternative to mascarpone, making this recipe more accessible to a wider range of people.
  • Substitute cooked chicken for shrimp - Chicken is a more widely available and economical protein that can be used in the recipe to make it more budget friendly.

Mexican Grilled Bacon and Shrimp Sandwich Swap the sourdough bread for Mexican bolillo rolls. Replace the mascarpone cheese with queso fresco. Add 1/4 teaspoon of cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder to the cheese mixture. Replace the provolone cheese with pepper jack cheese. Swap the mayonnaise for a chipotle mayo.

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

RECOMMENDED DISH DESCRIPTION: Roasted asparagus with Parmesan is the perfect accompaniment to this Australian Grilled Bacon and Shrimp Sandwich. The smokiness of the bacon and shrimp pairs nicely with the nuttiness of the Parmesan, and the asparagus adds a nice crunch. Plus, it's a healthy and easy side dish that won't take long to make!

Grilled Corn Salad: Grilled corn salad is a great side to serve alongside this Australian Grilled Bacon and Shrimp Sandwich. The sweetness of the grilled corn complements the smokiness of the bacon and shrimp, while the crunch of the vegetables adds texture to the dish. Plus, it's a quick and easy side that won't take long to make!


Q: Can I use other cheeses for this recipe?

A: Yes, you can use other cheeses for this recipe. You could try substituting cheddar, gouda, or even cream cheese for the mascarpone and mozzarella. However, the flavor of the sandwich may change slightly depending on the cheese you choose.

Q: How long does it take to make this sandwich?

A: This sandwich is quick and easy to make. It should take about 10 minutes to prepare and assemble the ingredients, and another 5 minutes to cook in a skillet.

1 Reviews


Delicious sandwiches -- I skipped the mascarpone cheese but otherwise made as directed. Just served with tossed salad for a great sandwich night meal. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(22 Mar 2024)

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Fun facts:

The Australian Grilled Bacon and Shrimp Sandwich is said to have been invented by Australian actor Paul Hogan, who popularized it in the movie Crocodile Dundee.

The sandwich is also known as the 'Hoges' sandwich, named after Paul Hogan's character Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee in the movie series.