Note: This post is sponsored by Hidden Valley but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have a confession to make. I love mayonnaise. Like really love mayonnaise.
This really is no secret to anyone in my family or anyone that has ever watched me make myself a sandwich. Let’s just say I usually spread the mayonnaise on really thick.
In my younger years I was known to dip my french fries in mayonnaise. Oh yes, yes I did. And when I did not do that, I would dip them in a mixture or part mayonnaise part ketchup. I know some of you are cringing at that thought, but really it is good.
Growing up we often ate our fries with a mix or ketchup and mayonnaise. We are not the only ones that did that are we?!
I will admit though that I no longer have the metabolism of a teenager. As much as I wish I did, at almost forty, I can not longer eat mayonnaise like I used to. My fries no longer get dipped in mayo and my sandwiches have much less of a coating spread across the bread.
Because I am trying hard to watch my mayonnaise use, I was excited when I was contacted about trying Hidden Valley’s new sandwich spreads. A healthier spread for my sandwich is always something I am willing to try. When it comes in four great flavors it is even better.
Here are a few of the things I loved about these new spreads by Hidden Valley
- Made with cream cheese and white beans, Hidden Valley™ Sandwich Spreads & Dips are low fat with one-third the calories of mayonnaise and only two grams of fat per serving.
- Available in four delectable flavors: Smoked Bacon Ranch, Country Herb Ranch, Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan and Spicy Chipotle Pepper.
- Flavor-packed with the great taste you expect from Hidden Valley® – this is one spread that does it all.
When I was trying to come up with a sandwich to try using these spread I knew I wanted it to be a version of a grilled cheese.
Bacon seemed like a natural fit with cheese Turkey came next. And then avocado just seemed like it belonged there as well.
For the sandwich spread I choose the Country Herb Ranch. The flavors seemed like they would work well and my kids love ranch. I mean really love ranch. My son will eat almost anything dipped in ranch. So, I knew it had to be ranch.
However, I really think any of these spreads would have been good on this sandwich. My husband would have loved the Spicy Chipotle Pepper on his and next time I am going to try it that way.
I made this sandwich a few weeks ago when I did not have time to make pizza for our Friday night movie night. No one complained at all to eat this instead of pizza. This sandwich was so good!
I am really looking forward to using these spreads more on sandwiches. You see my husband and my oldest daughter do not share my love of mayonnaise. They love lots of flavor on their sandwiches, just not mayo, so they are really enjoying these.
Bacon, Turkey, Avocado Ranch, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
For 4 sandwiches:
- 8 pieces bread
- 8 pieces of bacon, cooked
- 1 avocado sliced
- sliced turkey
- sliced cheese, we like provolone and cheddar
- butter for bread
- Country Herb Ranch Sandwich Spread
- Butter one side of the bread. Spread Country Herb Ranch Sandwich Spread on the other side.
- Place buttered side down on hot griddle or pan ( or use my oven grilled cheese method).
- Place one slice of cheese on bread.
- Layer 2 pieces of bacon, several slices of avocado, turkey, and another piece of cheese.
- Top with another piece of bread that has been buttered on one side and sandwich spread on the other side, place butter side on the outside.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until bread starts to toast and cheese starts to melt.
- Flip sandwich over and continue cooking until bread is toasted and cheese is completely melted.
- Serve and enjoy!
Hidden Valley’s line of new Sandwich Spreads & Dips will take your boring sandwich routine to another level. With new flavors like Spicy Chipotle Pepper and Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan, your mouth will be thanking you and you’ll be on your way to delivering sandwich-envy.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley Ranch. The opinions and text are all mine.