Pesto, Mozzarella, & Spinach Grilled Cheese


When I made this yummy lunch grilled cheese for lunch, it made me think about when I was in college and lived in my sorority house for 3 years with 32 girls and as you can imagine how picky girls can be when it comes to food. We had a chef that cooked for us Monday-Friday and luckily I am not much of a picky eater..but there were numerous lunches and dinners that consisted of turkey sandwiches, grilled cheeses, quesadillas, and salads that I made myself if I didn’t want to eat what was being served. Grilled cheeses just seemed like the ultimate go-to sandwich in college, and still is for anybody!

Yield: 1

2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 Tbsp pesto (my recipe can be found  here)
2 Tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese
10 fresh spinach leaves
1 tsp olive oil or non-stick cooking spray

1. Heat a grill on medium heat. Spread 1/2 of a tablespoon of pesto on each slice of bread.

2. Sprinkle all of mozzarella cheese on one side of the bread (so it doesn’t fall off when you flip it).

3. Place spinach leaves on top and it’s time to grill! Spray grill with non-stick cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Place piece of bread on top and press with a spatula (to get grill marks and to make cheese melt). Let cook for 2 minutes and then flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
*I love tomatoes and I think it pairs perfectly with the pesto, you can even dunk your sandwich in tomato sauce as well!


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