Grilled Cheese with Spinach-and-Tomato Sauce Recipe

Grilled Cheese with Spinach-and-Tomato Sauce Recipe

How To Make Grilled Cheese with Spinach-and-Tomato Sauce

This mouthwatering grilled cheese comes with layers of cheese and flavorful tomato sauce in between golden bread slices for a leveled up sandwich.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 4tbspolive oil
  • 1smallonion
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • 1cupcanned crushed tomatoes,in thick puree (from one 15 oz can)
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1lbspinach
  • 8slicesbread,from a large round loaf of country bread
  • ½lbmozzarella
  • ¼lbmild goat cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately low heat.

  2. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until translucent.

  3. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the spinach and simmer for about 5 minutes longer until the spinach wilts and the sauce thickens. Cover to keep warm.

  5. Top 4 slices of bread with mozzarella.

  6. Spoon some of the spinach mixtures over each, spreading the spinach to the edges of the bread.

  7. Sprinkle the goat cheese over the spinach and top with the remaining bread slices.

  8. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat.

  9. Cook two of the sandwiches, turning once until the cheese melts and the bread is golden, about 4 minutes in all.

  10. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and the other two sandwiches, keeping the first batch of sandwiches warm on a baking sheet in a 200-degree F oven.

Recipe Notes

If desired, use one 10-ounce package of defrosted frozen chopped spinach instead of the fresh. Drain it and squeeze out any remaining moisture. Simmer the spinach in the tomato sauce just to warm it through.


  • Calories: 574.27kcal
  • Fat: 34.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.25g
  • Fiber: 6.34g
  • Sugar: 7.91g
  • Protein: 28.58g
  • Cholesterol: 57.83mg
  • Sodium: 983.64mg
  • Calcium: 543.67mg
  • Potassium: 997.26mg
  • Iron: 6.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 721.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 39.31mg
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