Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

3 reviews, 3.3 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

A new take on a familiar favorite pairs grilled cheese with a BLT for a luscious veggie-packed sandwich that feels like an indulgence. Serve with zesty dill pickle spears. If you have extra room in your budget, pair with a sweet-tart hard cider.


Cooking spray
1 cup vertically sliced red onion
1 large clove garlic; minced
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp white chedd
8 slices hearty white bread (such as Pepperidge Farm)
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
8 slices tomato
6 slices center-cut bacon, cooked

Original recipe makes 4



1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 cup onion and garlic; cook for 10 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally.

2. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over each of 4 bread slices. Top each slice with 1/2 cup spinach, 2 tomato slices, 2 tablespoons onion mixture, and 1 1/2 bacon slices. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese; top with the remaining 4 bread slices.

3. Heat skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place sandwiches in pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese melts.

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I made this for Saturday Game Night. It was a great hit! I used peppered bacon and pepperjack cheese to satisfy our spicy tastes. This will definitely be a frequent Game Night treat.
NanaKay1313 4y ago

Nutritional Information Calories: 376 Fat: 11g (sat 5.3g,mono 4.8g,poly 0.6g) Protein: 20.2g Carbohydrate: 50.3g Fiber: 3.3g Cholesterol: 24mg Iron: 2.9mg Sodium: 876mg Calcium: 308mg [I posted this recipe.]
KTfulcrum 6y ago

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