Sunday, March 23, 2014

Garlicky Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Spinach

Grilled Cheese with Bacon.  Nothing could be wrong with that one.  Will have again with fries.

Garlicky Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Spinach

Photo by ALB

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
4 cups baby spinach leaves
4 cups baby arugula leaves
4 center-cut bacon slices, halved
8 (1-ounce) rustic Italian bread slices
2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
2 ounces fontina cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add spinach and arugula; stir until wilted. Remove spinach mixture from pan. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook until crisp. Remove bacon.

2. Top 4 bread slices evenly with cheeses, bacon pieces, spinach mixture, and the remaining 4 bread slices.

3. Heat pan over medium heat. Add sandwiches to drippings in pan; weigh down with a plate. Cook 2 minutes on each side.

Nutritional Information 
Calories: 300; Fat: 11.9g; Saturated fat: 5.8g; Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g; Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g; Protein: 16g; Carbohydrate: 33g; Fiber: 3g; Cholesterol: 32mg; Iron: 3mg; Sodium: 716mg; Calcium: 279mg

Cooking Light APRIL 2014

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