Happy Mealtime Monday! After taking a week off the blog I am back. This time of the year is so busy with parties and birthdays for us, I can’t seem to find enough hours in the day to get it all done. So this week I am sharing a really easy weeknight meal. This is the green grilled cheese that I got inspired to make from here. It is a great alternative for an “adult” grilled cheese sandwich, complete with pesto, avocado, spinach and mozzarella.
- Sliced sourdough bread
- Fresh spinach leaves
- Pesto (click here for my homemade pesto recipe)
- Sliced mozzarella cheese
- Optional: Tomato soup
Once all the ingredients are prepped, like in the picture above, it is time to make the sandwiches. Melt a small piece of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Take one side of bread for each sandwich and slather with a generous amount of pesto. Place it pesto side up in the pan.
Add a layer of sliced mozzarella cheese on top of the pesto.
Next add a layer of spinach leaves.
Top with sliced avocados. I used half an avocado per sandwich.
Then finish with a second layer of mozzarella cheese.
Lay the second piece of bread in top. Cook until golden brown on the first side.
Flip, adding a bit more butter and brown the second side. Now the bread is nice and crispy and the cheese is melty.
Cut in half and serve. I like to have my grilled cheese with a bowl of tomato soup. Such a great winter meal and so easy. Enjoy!