Thursday, July 21, 2016

Red, White and Green Grilled Cheese


1 teaspoon minced garlic (about ½ clove)
1 small onion minced (about ½ cup)
2 cups frozen, cut spinach, thawed and drained (or substitute 2 bags, 10 oz each, fresh leaf spinach, rinsed)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
8 slices whole-wheat bread
1 medium tomato, rinsed cut into 4 slices
1 cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese
Nonstick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 400°F. Place a large baking sheet in the oven to preheat for about 10 minutes.

Heat garlic with cooking spray in a medium-size pan over medium heat. Cook until soft, but not browned. Add onions, and continue to cook until the onions are soft, but not browned.

Add spinach and toss gently. Cook until the spinach is heated throughout. Season with pepper and set aside to cool.

When the spinach and onions are cool, assemble each sandwich with one slice of bread on the bottom, one tomato slice, ½ cup of spinach mixture, ¼ cup of cheese, and a second slice of bread on the top.

Spray the preheated, nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the sandwiches on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the bottom of each sandwich is browned.

Carefully flip sandwiches and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until both sides are browned. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Servings: 4
Calories: 254
Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 18 mg
Sodium: 468 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 24 g
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Potassium: 364 mg

Recipe retrieved from Keep the BeatTM Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. December 2010

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