Sunday, December 26, 2010

Spinach and sage grilled cheese

From this week: spinach, whole wheat bread

From weeks past: asiago, sage

Staples: butter

I'm not sure I've been clear: it's snowing here.

And I've been cooking up a storm (hehe).

First I made Brunswick stew for lunch.

Then I made these pretties:

And then, because there's nothing like tomato (-based) soup and grilled cheese on a snow day, I made this.


Spinach and sage grilled cheese
2 slices of bread
2 oz asiago cheese, sliced into at least 6 pieces
3 large spinach leaves
3 sage leaves, torn in small pieces
1 tbsp butter, divided

Melt 1/2 tbsp of butter over medium heat in a small skillet. Meanwhile, place one layer of cheese slices on one piece of bread, then top with spinach leaves, torn sage, and another layer of cheese. Put stack, bread side down, in the skillet, and top with second piece of bread. Press down with a spatula. Let cook until bottom bread is browned, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan, add remaining 1/2 tbsp of butter to pan and let melt. Put sandwich back in pan, uncooked side down. Cook until browned, 1-2 minutes. If cheese doesn't appear to have melted all the way, turn heat down to low and cover until cheese melts, about 1-2 minutes.


  1. Totally agreed: tomato(-based) soup/grilled cheese are a MUST on cold, snowy days. And this grilled just might be the best grilled cheese I've ever seen. I love sage and hate when it's restricted to pork dishes or the holidays.

    I have GOT to try this soon. Seriously. Well done.

  2. can you please plan to cook up something fantastic this weekend??? it would be such a great addition to straight from the fridge! "cooking for my friend jill who hates everything and never cooks in her tiny nyc kitchen"