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Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Adapted from Breakfast for Dinner


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves minced (or crushed)
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 slices Texas toast style bread
  • Butter room temperature
  • Garlic powder for dusting


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta, Parmesan, lemon zest, basil, and oregano; set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once pan is hot, add oil and garlic. Saute garlic, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add spinach. Cook until spinach wilts, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove to a bowl.
  3. Butter one side of each of the 4 pieces of bread. Sprinkle the butter side of the bread with garlic powder, to your liking.
  4. Place bread, buttered side down, in the same skillet that you used for the spinach. spread half the ricotta mixture over the bread. Layer 1/2 the spinach on top of the ricotta. Top sandwich with a second piece of bread, buttered side up.
  5. Cook until bread is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip sandwich over, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until bread is golden and cheese has melted.
  6. Cut in half and serve warm...or cold. I ate the second sandwich right of the fridge and it was still totally delicious!