These grilled cheese sandwiches give you all the flavors of the Greek spinach pie, spanakopita, without dealing with fussy layers of phyllo--perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. The creamy flavor-packed filling works well in more than just a sandwich: try it in a calzone or on top of a roasted cauliflower steak too.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019


Read the full recipe after the video.


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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 1 minute. Add spinach in batches and cook, stirring, until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in dill, parsley, garlic and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Transfer the spinach mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir in ricotta and feta.

  • Divide provolone among 4 bread slices. Top each with about 1/2 cup of the spinach mixture and another slice of bread.

  • Wipe the pan clean. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat until the butter is melted. Add 2 sandwiches and cook until crispy and browned, about 3 minutes. Turn and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, adjusting the heat as necessary, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, 1 tablespoon butter and 2 sandwiches. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich
483 calories; protein 22.4g; carbohydrates 39.6g; dietary fiber 6.8g; sugars 4.9g; fat 26.3g; saturated fat 12.2g; cholesterol 51.5mg; vitamin a iu 5643.5IU; vitamin c 24mg; folate 47mcg; calcium 511.3mg; iron 4.9mg; magnesium 127.6mg; potassium 311.1mg; sodium 744mg.

2 1/2 starch, 2 fat, 1 high-fat protein, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 vegetable