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Grilled Cheese Florentine

Category

Entrees

Servings

2 sandwiches

Tired of traditional grilled cheese? Try our grilled cheese Florentine: Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar and garlicky spinach on thick slices of bread, grilled and crisped in butter and olive oil. A warm and satisfying meal, it’s just as delicious for breakfast as it is for lunch or a light dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups baby spinach, clean
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 slices hearty Italian bread
  • 2 ounces Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar, shredded (about ½ cup)

  • 1 tablespoon Cabot Unsalted Butter

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Directions

  1. HEAT 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring until the garlic is fragrant, but not browned about 1 minute. Add spinach and salt and cook, stirring until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Drain spinach in a sieve if it is watery.
  2. LAY bread slices on work surface. Divide cheese between two of the slices. Top with spinach and the remaining two slices of bread.
  3. CLEAN and dry the skillet. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil and butter to the skillet and heat over medium heat. When butter is melted, arrange sandwiches in the skillet. Cook until browned on both sides, adjusting heat as necessary to prevent burning, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cut in half to serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
402
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
23.5 grams
36%
Saturated Fat
10 grams
50%
Cholesterol
45 milligrams
15%
Sodium
662 milligrams
28%
Carbs
36 grams
12%
Fiber
3.5 grams
14%
Protein
13.5 grams
Calcium
278 milligrams
28%