Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Twist on Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Geoff and I had these earlier this week, and they were delicious.

Source: Cooking Light

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Cooking spray
1 cup vertically sliced red onion
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp white cheddar cheese (such as Cracker Barrel) (we used a reduced-fat Kerrygold)
8 (1 1/2-ounce) slices hearty white bread (such as Pepperidge Farm) (we used our usual Oatnut)
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
6 slices center-cut bacon, cooked (we used applewood-smoked bacon)

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.

1 comment:

Edana said...

WOW this looks good. For some reason I want to add avocado. Perhaps it could replace the bacon for a vegetarian version of the sandwich? Thanks for sharing!