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Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese
with frisee and pear salad

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min
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Who doesn't love a grilled cheese to end the week? This favorites version turns addictive spinach-artichoke dip into a creamy filling for grilled cheese sandwiches. A frisee and pear side salad balances the rich sandwiches with tart and sweet notes.



Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese:
  • 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
Frisee Salad with Pears:
  • 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, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Garlic / Artichoke hearts / Cheese - Prep as directed. Store in separate containers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Pears - Slice pears.
  3. Frisee - Chop frisee.


  1. 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.
  2. Transfer spinach mixture to a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Stir in mayonnaise and cheese. Season with 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 oil. Toss with pears and frisee.
  6. Slice sandwiches and enjoy with salad on the side.

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This meal has 36 reviews

Used half the cheese and it was plenty. Slightly decreased mayo and will decrease much more next time. I agree with another review it was too greasy. Experimented with different amount of fillings. Worked best and less greasy when I spread and flattened the filling on the bread. Otherwise it was too soggy and messy.

By: Stacey
Posted: Dec 09, 2017
Diet: Original

My wife posted on Facebook, “Best meal ever!”

By: Fred
Posted: Oct 26, 2017
Diet: Original

I've been trying to find ways to add veggies to my diet. This was so delicious!

By: Veronica
Posted: Mar 19, 2017
Diet: Original

Use half Greek yogurt / half mayonnaise. Made with ciabatta bread, will use sliced sourdough next time.

By: Heidi
Posted: Mar 05, 2017
Diet: Original

Fantastic flavors. The vinaigrette for the pear-frisee salad is amazing.

By: S
Posted: Jan 09, 2017
Diet: Original

Amazing flavors. I got over-ambitious and made bread from scratch, which didn't hold up very well for grilled cheese.

By: Deirdra
Posted: Dec 18, 2016
Diet: Original