Red & Green Grilled Cheese - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Red & Green Grilled Cheese

Servings:4Serving Size:1 sandwich


  • 1 medium sliced tomato
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread


  1. Preheat the oven at 400°F.
  2. Lay out tomato slices and sprinkle with black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dried basil.
  3. Assemble the sandwiches by layering tomato slices, ½ cup spinach and 1/4-cup cheese between two slices of bread.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place sandwiches on the baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottom of each sandwich is browned. Flip and bake an additional 5 minutes or until both sides are browned.
  6. Serve immediately.
Source: Eat Smart to Play Hard: Brooke Jenkins, Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

230 calories; 7g total fat; 3.5 g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 15mg cholesterol; 270 mg sodium; 27 total carbohydrate; 1g dietary fiber; 4g total sugars; 0g added sugars; 15g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 25% Daily Value of calcium; 10% Daily Value of iron; 8% Daily Value of potassium