Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese
with frisee / pear salad
- Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
- Artichoke hearts, frozen or canned - 8 oz, chopped
- Cheese, provolone - 6 oz, shredded or thinly sliced
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Spinach, baby - 5 oz
- Mayonnaise - 3 Tbsp
- Bread, sandwich - 8 slices
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Pears, any variety - 1, sliced
- Frisee (sometimes called curly endive; sub any salad greens) - 4 bunches, chopped
- Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
- Honey - 2 tsp
- Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
- Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
- Heat a non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium-high. Add oil and 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.
- Transfer spinach mixture to a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Stir in mayonnaise and cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
- Wipe out pan and return it to heat.
- 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.
- While sandwiches cook, whisk together mustard, honey, vinegar and oil. Toss with pears and frisee.
- Slice sandwiches and enjoy with salad on the side.
This was very easy and delicious. I didn't have time to marinate the meat for more than a few minutes, so reserved half the marinade for a stronger flavor at the end. Yum! Used chicken stock instead of wine and it was great.0 Helpful
Grilled cheese was amazing. Did not have frisée so used salad mix and was not as enthusiastic about salad--still good though. Best part was that it took 30 minutes and fancy grilled cheese served. Will definitely make again. Would recommend a griddle for the cheese part as it makes it super easy to do four sandwiches at once (325 degrees worked for me).0 Helpful
The salad is a must since the sandwich is very rich0 Helpful
So so yum0 Helpful
I think if I make this again, I will chop the spinach or use a Blender to make the filling creamy and easier to eat.0 Helpful
Very, very greasy and really bland. Would not make again.0 Helpful