Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Treat yourself to this yummy Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese ... paired with a delish Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce, it's a meal no one can resist!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Author: Ginnie

Ingredients

For Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha

For Grilled Cheese:

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke quarters
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 8 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese

Instructions

Prepare dipping sauce:

  • Combine ranch dressing, cilantro, and sriracha in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Prepare grilled cheese sandwiches:

  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and salt to pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (about 30 seconds to 1 minute).
  • Stir spinach into garlic and cook until just wilted, about a minute or two.
  • Remove spinach from heat and transfer to a fine mesh strainer. Gently press liquid out of spinach and set aside.
  • Drain the artichokes, then transfer them to a paper towel and blot dry.
  • Heat a large pan over medium-low heat.
  • Butter 4 slices of bread with 1/2 tbsp. butter each. Place bread butter side down in pan.
  • Top each slice of bread with 1/8 of the cheese, 1/4 of the spinach, 1/4 of the artichokes, and then 1/8 of the cheese.
  • Butter the remaining slices of bread and place on top of sandwiches.
  • Gently press sandwiches with a spatula, and then cook until the bottoms are golden brown.
  • Flip sandwiches over and cook until golden brown on other side.
  • Serve grilled cheese hot with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Notes

For the Spicy Ranch Dipping sauce, you can make your own ranch or buy it. I like to make mine semi-homemade, using Penzey's Buttermilk Ranch Mix.
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