Collards & Portobello Grilled Cheese


Meaty portobello mushrooms and sautéed collards turn this easy grilled cheese recipe into a healthy meal. If you don't have Dijonnaise on hand, make your own by stirring 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard into 3 tablespoons mayonnaise.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 medium portobello mushroom caps, gills removed, sliced

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped

  • 6 cups chopped collard greens

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 8 slices rye bread

  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

  • 4 tablespoons Dijonnaise


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add collards and water; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until the collards are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with pepper and salt.

  2. Preheat a panini maker.

  3. Brush one side of each slice of bread with some of the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Turn 4 pieces over and spread 1 tablespoon Dijonnaise on each. Top with one-fourth of the collards mixture (about 3/4 cup), a slice of cheese and the remaining bread, oiled-side up.

  4. Cook the sandwiches in the panini maker until golden brown and the cheese is melted.


Equipment: Panini maker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
25g Fat
44g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Vitamin A 2952IU 59%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 195mcg 49%
Sodium 707mg 31%
Calcium 407mg 31%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 63mg 15%
Potassium 575mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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