Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

A spinach artichoke grilled cheese has been making the rounds on Facebook and as we're in the midst of Grilled Cheese Month 2016 two people have asked me if I've seen the video. Rather than following a recipe we created this Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese in our kitchen with a dash of extra flavor in the form of dried Thai Basil.

A Vegetarian and Cooking original. 

-2 slices of Italian Bread
-1 cup of spinach, chopped
-1/2 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
-1 teaspoon Thai Basil, dried
-2 ounces fontina cheese
-1 tablespoon of butter, divided

Top a piece of Italian bread with the spinach, artichoke hearts, thai basil and fontina cheese. Add the other slice of bread to the toppings to form a sandwich and then generously slather the bread with butter.

Place the sandwich butter side down in a hot skillet and then butter the piece of bread facing up towards you. Cook the grilled cheese for 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy. This should give the cheese plenty of time to melt and the ingredients time to cook on the inside.

This sandwich was good, but not one of my favorites. The Thai Basil helped to add a little something special to the sandwich, but I guess I prefer my spinach and artichokes slathered in sour cream and more cheese than you can imagine while sitting on top of a tortilla chip. 


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