Pesto, Mozzarella, & Spinach Grilled Cheese

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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

Ingredients:
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

Steps:
1. Heat a grill on medium heat. Spread 1/2 of a tablespoon of pesto on each slice of bread.
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2. Sprinkle all of mozzarella cheese on one side of the bread (so it doesn’t fall off when you flip it).
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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.
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*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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