Grilled cheese lovers, rejoice! This garlicky sandwich from Cooking Light combines cheese, bacon and greens for a very satisfying 300-calorie sandwich that’s perfect for lunch and even dinner.

under 10 mins
lunch dinner

Ingredients for servings

    Grilled Cheese

  • 0.5 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 large garlic cloves large garlic cloves thinly sliced

  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves

  • 4 slices center-cut bacon halved

  • 8 slices rustic Italian bread (1-ounce/28g)

  • 2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese shredded, (about 0.5 cup)

  • 2 ounces fontina cheese shredded, (about 0.5 cup)


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add spinach and arugula; stir until wilted. Remove spinach mixture from pan. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook until crisp. Remove bacon.

  • Top 4 bread slices evenly with cheeses, bacon pieces, spinach mixture, and the remaining 4 bread slices.

  • Heat pan over medium heat. Add sandwiches to drippings in pan; weigh down with a plate. Cook 2 minutes on each side.

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