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Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Earlier on in the week, when I made the spinach, or spanakopita pesto pasta I made sure to keep some of the pesto left over for something new. I had come across the idea of using a pesto in a grilled cheese sandwich and it was the perfect time to try one. I have been experimenting with grilled cheese sandwiches for a while now. It all started when I first tried adding some jam to one then I moved on to chutneys and now it was time to try a pesto grilled cheese sandwich. Since the spinach pesto had some Greek flavours going on I decided to use a Greek cheese, graviera, in the sandwich. The spinach pesto sandwich with graviera was amazing! The flavourful pesto worked really well in a grilled cheese sandwich! Although the graviera did not melt quite as well as I had hoped for it was still really tasty and it rounded out the sandwich nicely. I can't wait to experiment with more pesto grilled cheese sandwiches.!

Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A tasty spinach pesto smothered in ooey gooey melted cheese and wrapped in buttery golden brown grilled bread.


Servings: makes 1 sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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Ingredients
Directions
  1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Butter the outside of each slice of bread, sprinkle half of the cheeses on the inside of one slice of bread, top with the spinach pesto, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread.
  3. Add the sandwich and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

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64 comments:

Cookin' Canuck said...

You are the king of grilled sandwiches. This looks like another great one!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Man, that looks good! Gruyere makes for the best grilled cheese!

Spécialiste de l'éphémère said...

This is for me!

Michele said...

Yer killin' me! You always make the best stuff! I want to trash my beer can chicken, au gratin cauliflower, and salad and make one of these. Keep 'em coming Ken. You are the king of delicious!

Rachael said...

this look uh-mazing!!

Chocolate Freckles said...

Simply amazingly delicious!

Jennifer said...

Grilled cheese genius!!!!! YUM

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Awesome and so original!

Cheers,

Rosa

Bringing Pretty Back said...

JUST discovered your blog. I love it!

tahtimbo said...

That looks fantastic! I would have never thought of making a grilled cheese sandwich with a pesto. I love spinach, so I'm going to give this one a try. I have to admit that I've never heard of that type of cheese, but I've never met a cheese I didn't like.
Thanks again!

For the Love of Food said...

What type of bread is this? I made a similar sandwich once on ciabatta and it was great!

robin @ penny pinching provisions said...

I love grilled cheese....and if you're going to have grilled cheese, you need to do it right...and this looks right to me!

Raina said...

Hi. Your blog is wonderful. I am loving your healthy and interesting recipes. This sandwich looks so yummy. I have to try your pesto.

Joanne said...

Pesto grilled cheeses are some of my favorite sandwiches! I'm so glad you discovered them.

Flicka Widitya said...

nyummm.....!!!

another delicious spinach ingredient recipes. how come you always get an idea to make all of this food

xoxo
Flicka Widitya on http://twidiantari.blogspot.com/

Kevin said...

For the Love of Food: The bread is a store bought one called an Ancient Grain bread that has things like quinoa and amaranth in it.

Fatma said...

you are a great cook i love your recipes but i saw you dont have any Turkish recipes but Greek recipes are all Turkish food i guess we cook the same food with Greek people with a little bit of difference
i would love to give you this website address of Turkish guy who cooks great like you are

http://cafefernando.com/

Kathryn said...

This sounds delicious - going to have to try it some time. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Kevin,

Your food ALWAYS look so appetizing...

Yum

Carmen

Losing in the City said...

oh how i love a grill cheese sandwich.. this looks so yummy...

erisgrrrl said...

Holy Yumm!!!!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Wow, this looks excellent. No Kraft American Cheese on this beautiful sandwich=)

Morta Di Fame said...

This is a great idea!

Jenn said...

What a perfect grilled cheese! I am going to be craving this all day until I get home and am able to make it!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

what a great idea! I just talked about grilled cheese (it post tomorrow-I'm a couple weeks ahead) on my blog. I love love love Muenster on a grilled cheese.
Shamrocks and Shenanigans

Gloria said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm! I love your sandwiches! gloria

Kate at Serendipity said...

Oh, YESSS. Two of my favorite things--pesto and grilled cheese. Why didn't *I* think of this? It looks amazing. I have some spinach, and my pesto-maker is raring to go. Heh, I bet this would be good with olive pesto as well.

Pam said...

Now that is one beautiful sandwich.

Linda's Yummies said...

That my friend is a good-looking sandwich. Great job - my hat off to you!

Lisa said...

What a great idea - I have some arugula pesto that I need to use up. Makes sense to smear it on a grilled cheese sandwich... looks delicious!

Trainee de Cozinheira said...

You have wonderful recipes, congratulations
bj
Maura

Gina said...

wow! looks sick! (that's a good thing!)

Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

You're killing me here. Surely that deserves the title of "the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich??" Yum!

Anonymous said...

Never realized the great combo of pesto and cheese.. Def a must try. Can I use any pesto sauce ??

lbrookscooks.com said...

This looks so good! Is graviera similar to gruyere in taste and texture?

Kevin said...

Anonymous: I imagine that this would work really well with a number of different pestos and I am looking forward to trying some more out.

lbrookscooks.com: Graviera has a similar texture to gruyere but the flavour is different. Both would work well and so would a number of other cheeses.

jade1977 said...

This was pretty good, but way too much pesto. Will make again, but with 1 tbsp of pesto per sandwich. Other than that, this grilled cheese rocked!

Keri said...

SHUT UP! it's too fabulous. YIKES

ness said...

your food looks absolutely delicious. so glad to have happened upon your blog. saved to bookmarks to visit again.
keep it up!

Stephy said...

Looks so good that even my stomach's all filled up(just had dinner) I feel like eating it!!! And the photos seemed like they came out of a recipe book.

raccalo said...

I just discovered your blog

thanks soo much for posting these recipes...

you are an AMAZING Talent!

Victoria said...

Came upon this during a search for Butternut squash recipes and the inviting photo of the pizza made me click on it and boy oh boy found this little gem recipe. Thank you, I am officially distracted at work now. Will be coming back for more goodies, so will my gfs!

bed frame amish said...

Grilled sandwich is not really my thing but this one looks really delicious! The cheese is so nice in their!

Mª del Mar Hermoso said...

It's a fabulous idea: an easy meal with 2 slices of bread, gratinated cheese and spinachs. Mmmmmmmmmmmm I die for it.
Thank you for so many ways to improve our boring diet and life. You are what (and how) you eat.
Congratulations from a Spanish fan and happy 2011.

a frog in the cottage said...

just the kind or quick recipe i like when i lack time, looks full of flavors !!! yummy

Anonymous said...

I tried a variation of this and had it w/ a variation of your mushroom soup recipe. MMMmmm a great dinner. Thanks!!

glorious sandwiches said...

holy fuck, this looks delicious. very glad I came across your blog! also, hi from Toronto.

shi(f)t said...

YUM! cant wait to try that -- i'm a sucker for a good grilled cheese!

The Asymptotic Faery said...

*goes totally weak*

DELICIOUS!!

Robin said...

Wow, I am really enjoying your recipes. Keep them coming!

Cookin' Cowgirl said...

You have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award! Congratulations! I have featured you here:

http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2011/05/one-lovely-blog-award.html

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

I making this for lunch and would love your to link this up to my vegetarian recipes blog hop!!
http://theiowafarmerswife.blogspot.com/2011/05/vegetarian-recipes-blog-hop.html

Michelle G said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I made these for my family last night (a lighter version to work with my diet) and they were amazing! Thanks for inventing this masterpiece.

Cooking Blog said...

I like the way u look this,its ultimate sandwich.

olivewineandfood said...

this seriously looks so amazing! perfect fall sandwich : )

suburbangrandma said...

I will have to try this one today, since I just picked some fresh basil from my garden and turned it into pesto...looks yummy.

Lynn M said...

Mmm, this looks so simple and yet so comforting. Perfect for an early fall dinner. Thanks!

Sara said...

Oooh, this looks amazing! I love making grilled cheese a little fancier! :)

Veggie_Kate said...

I love grown-up grilled cheese! This looks awesome!

The Cookinglady said...

Your hurtin me real bad kevin, the pic's are awsome. They make you want to get up and cook something. We eat with our eyes and that's what I love about your food. Great job

Jenny said...

I want this NOW!!!! Love this blog.

Beth Koenig said...

I just made this for lunch... AMAZING!!! I never would have thought of this, so thank you :) Definitely my new favorite grilled cheese.

Alice said...

Love this so much! Even my kids will eat this so I am happy with it!

Nicole said...

Looks yummy! Featured you in my post here: http://infinitelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/2013/04/happy-grilled-cheese-day.html

Happy national grilled cheese day!

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