Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese

And at midnight...

For some strange reason, I love cooking in the middle of the night. I haven't completely figured out why, but I think it's just more relaxing for me and that's when I'm the most creative. A few days ago, I randomly picked up a loaf of fresh French bread while I hungrily wandered through the grocery store, yet I came home and made waffles. Since I'm such a picky eater, I couldn't come up with anything in that moment, so I just left the bread on the counter for the rest of the day... and that's why we don't grocery shop while we're hungry.

Later that night, I just felt like cooking and I noticed we had a tomato, shredded mozerella cheese and spinach in the fridge. Please note, that I don't like tomatoes and am not the biggest fan of spinach, but I put it all together anyway. In my mind, I was hoping it would taste something like a margherita pizza (which I normally pick the tomatoes off of and is actually made with basil, but whatevs). Luckily, it ended up being one of the best and most sophisticated grilled cheese sandwiches I'd ever eaten.

I recorded the process because I would not have been able to duplicate it without the reference (it was midnight, remember). Check out the video to see me make it live, or you can follow the recipe below for the Tomato and Spinach Grilled Cheese Sandwich.


  • French or Italian bread
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • tomato
  • spinach
  • Minced Garlic
  • garlic pepper
  • olive oil

1. Spread minced garlic over both slices and drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the pieces that will be in contact with the grill or skillet.

2. Lay sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese on one slice. Then, add tomato slices.

3. Sprinkle garlic pepper over the tomato and top slice of bread on the garlic side and lay the spinach leaves on the sandwich. Add another layer of cheese then close the sandwich and sprinkle garlic powder on the top of the bread.

4. Place the sandwich on a hot grill or skillet for 2-3 minutes on each side or until cheese melted and bread is light golden brown.

PS- If you need a way to use up the rest of the loaf, try my French Toast in a Mug recipe!

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