If you are anything like me, you like to take care of yourself, which means being active and feeding yourself right. That being said, it is super important to get your daily intake of vegetables, obviously. More often than not, you need to get creative in order to do this, because you are not a rabbit who’s diet consists of chomping down on raw vegetation.

Grilled cheese is one of the most simple, heavenly meals that college kids make. There is nothing wrong with a plain, ordinary grilled cheese, but why not turn the dial to 11? Another indulgent food? Spinach-artichoke dip. It’s super easy to make, and hey, there’s vegetables in there. So it’s totally healthy/sort of balances out the rest of the sandwich, right? (Wrong, but I’ll let you have this one).

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3 cup chopped spinach
  • 6 oz artichokes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 pieces of bread
  • Salt
  • Butter
Photo by Jackie Kuczynski
Photo by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 1

Chop the garlic, artichokes and spinach.

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 2

Heat the olive oil in a skillet, then add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 3

Add the spinach and sauté until limp (about a minute). Add the artichokes and sauté for another minute.

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 4

Drain any liquid from the pan, and stir the sour cream into the spinach-artichoke mixture.

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 5

Spread the butter onto one side on each piece of bread.

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 6

Heat a griddle to medium high heat, and place the bread on the hot griddle, butter side down.

Step 7

Add your spinach-artichoke mix, then top with the shredded cheese.

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 8

Place another slice of bread on top and cook for about 2 minutes or until the bottom side is browned.

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 9

Flip your sandwich and cook until the bread is toasted and the cheese has melted (about 2 minutes each side).

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski

Step 10

Cut the sandwich in half for yourself, and make your own food porn as you slowly separate the halves.

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GIF by Jackie Kuczynski