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Green Goddess Grilled Cheese

Last weekend I made my absolute favorite grilled cheese. Over the years I’ve experimented with grilled cheese ingredients and finally have landed on perfection. I started with the delicious grilled cheese recipe that Lisa made for us earlier this year and slightly adapted it. Her tasty sandwiches totally converted my cooking method from a skillet to a…wait for it…GRILL! Yes, a grill! Fair warning, once you make the switch you’ll never go back!

Just look at that!!! I can’t get over how delicious every single layer is of this perfect sandwich — so much goodness smushed between two pieces of bread.

I wanted so badly to capture this blog-worthy sandwich, sliced in half and perfectly layered on a plate screaming to be photographed. However, I was so impatient that I polished off my sandwich while running around the backyard shepherding my kids inside for dinner. And then, at all at time low (or high if you look at it like me), hours later I swiped the cold scraps from Caroline’s plate and devoured those too. Whether fresh off the grill or as cold triangles mutilated by toddlers, you’ll enjoy this sandwich down to the very last bite…

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Fancy Grilled Cheese

Fancy Grilled Cheese

This gourmet sandwich is layered with a mix of delicious cheeses (goat, provolone & mozzarella) and pops of green color with avocado, pesto, and spinach. But the best part? This grilled cheese is actually cooked ON THE GRILL. Yes, we are making a true grilled cheese. I told ya you would never go back to regular…


  • 4 slices thick cut bread
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2 slices mozzarella
  • 2 slices provolone
  • 1/2 cup spinach, trimmed
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. Spread pesto over one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Layer with a slice of mozzarella, a slice of provolone, spinach, avocado, and sprinkle with goat cheese.
  3. Top with remaining bread slice and press to seal.
  4. Lightly butter both sides of the bread and grill over medium heat until the cheese is melted (approximately 4-5 minutes).
  5. Gently slice, stretch test, then serve.

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Thursday 17th of November 2016

I made these last night for dinner and they were SO GOOD! These will definitely be going a new addition to my grilled cheese rotation :)


Thursday 27th of October 2016

I made these for dinner tonight and they were fab!


Wednesday 19th of October 2016

I'm so making these!! Also, your description is quite hilarious. Food Network should hire you for making toddler leftovers sound good haha. Thanks for posting such great recipes!!

Jillian Manesh

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

yum sounds so good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

The Girl who Loved to Write

Tuesday 18th of October 2016

This looks absolutely delicious!

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