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Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese
and green salad with pears

Active: 40 minTotal: 40 min

This creamy, vegetable-loaded grilled cheese sandwich is a comfort food classic that always gets great reviews when we feature it in meal plans. It's like having a warm spinach and artichoke dip that you can hold in your hand! This meal was last featured in 2018.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Artichoke hearts, frozen or canned - 8 oz, chopped
  • Cheese, provolone - 6 oz, shredded or finely chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Baby spinach - 5 oz
  • Mayonnaise - 3 Tbsp
  • Bread, sandwich - 8 slices
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
Green Salad with Pears:
  • Lettuce, green leaf - 6 oz, chopped (sub any salad greens)
  • Pears, any variety - 1, sliced
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Garlic / Artichoke hearts / Cheese - Prep as directed. Store in separate containers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Lettuce / Pears - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, garlic, and artichoke hearts to heated oil. Saute until garlic is fragrant, ~1 minute. Add spinach and a pinch of salt. Saute until spinach is wilted and most of the liquid has cooked off, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer spinach mixture to a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Stir in mayonnaise and cheese. Season with some salt and pepper, if needed.
  3. Wipe out pan and return it to heat.
  4. Assemble grilled cheese sandwiches by buttering one side of each piece of bread. Place half the slices of bread buttered-side down in hot pan. Top with spinach-artichoke filling and then add remaining bread, buttered-side up. Cook until bottom of bread is golden brown, ~3 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until filling is completely melted, ~3 minutes more.
  5. While sandwiches cook, whisk together mustard, honey, vinegar, and olive oil. Toss with pears and lettuce.
  6. Slice sandwiches and enjoy with salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (45)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (4)

27 reviews

My 16 year old said these were fantastic

By: Kirstin
Posted: Mar 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

One of our favorites!

By: Julie
Posted: Mar 13, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Real good. I left out the mayonnaise because I realized mine was super old. Didn’t really miss it.

By: Amanda
Posted: Mar 13, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

delicious and easy

By: Jenny
Posted: Mar 13, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was basically spinach artichoke dip in a sandwich!

By: Renee
Posted: Mar 12, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Just OK, I think a little red onion mixed into the filling would have been nice. In general artichokes aren't a favorite in our house.

By: Avila
Posted: Mar 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful