Grilled Mozzarella and Spinach BLTs

Grilled Mozzarella and Spinach BLTs

3 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 10 minutes

Grilled Mozzarella and Spinach BLTs


12 slices thick-cut bacon
1 clove Garlic; finely chopped
3 cups lightly packed baby spinach
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 slices country-style white bread
8 oz. fresh mozzarella; sliced
1 large tomato (about 8 oz.); cored and thinly sliced
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Working in batches, cook the bacon in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes per batch. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and drain off all but 1 Tbs. of the fat. Return the pan to medium heat, add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the spinach and cook until just wilted, about 30 seconds longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Heat a panini or sandwich press according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (Alternatively, heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat.)

While the press is heating, arrange the spinach on 4 pieces of the bread. Top each with some bacon, mozzarella, and tomato, sprinkle lightly with salt, and complete each sandwich with a slice of the remaining bread. Brush both sides of the sandwiches with the oil.

Put the sandwiches on the press, pull the top down, and cook until browned and crisp and the cheese is melted, 3 to 6 minutes, depending on how hot your machine is. (If using a grill pan, put a heavy pan on top of the sandwiches and cook, turning the sandwiches over once.) Carefully remove from the press and serve.

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Delicious! the spinach and garlic makes this amazing.
u_foundwaldo 4y ago

This is a really delicious alternative to the standard BLT. The spinach and garlic really give it a gourmet taste. I'm looking forward to lunch tomorrow when I can have another one!
IvySue 5y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
MosheP 6y ago

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