The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Rhonda E


I got this idea from ingredients that go good in a salad and I just put them in a sandwich instead. Serve with a little Italian Dressing sprinkled with parmesan cheese on the side to dip in.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This grilled cheese is something you would expect at a fancy deli. The garlic mayo packs a punch of flavor and crisps the bread up beautifully. The Gouda melts wonderfully and it pairs perfectly with the salty bacon, spinach, and softened onion. Every bite is a gooey bit of flavor!

Note: Our sourdough was on the larger side, so we did add an extra slice of Gouda. You can never have too much cheese.


2 slice
sourdough bread
1/4 c
fresh or frozen spinach
2 slice
bacon cooked
3 slice
smoked deli sliced Gouda cheese
1 slice
onion, microwave 1 minute


2 Tbsp
1 clove
garlic, reserving a few pieces


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1Gather all your ingredients.

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2Make the Grilled Cheese Garlic Mayo Spread. Spread each slice of bread with the grilled cheese garlic mayo spread saving pieces of garlic from the spread and put then in the spinach. Set aside.

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3Mix garlic and spinach.

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4Heat spinach in microwave until warm.

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5Add the Gouda cheese, then spinach and then top with bacon. Make sure the grilled cheese garlic mayo spread is on the outside of the sandwich. *Note: No need for butter, you're using mayo instead.

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6Add one slice onion that has been heated in the microwave one minute.

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7Put sandwich in a preheated skillet and grill with the grilled cheese garlic mayo spread on the outside of the sandwich.

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8Grill until golden on each side.

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9Serve with some chips and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Kosher
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids