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Florentine Grilled Cheese Sandwich

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  May 18, 2021

Florentine Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Photo Credit: okkijan2010/ adobe stock
  1. PREP
  2. 20 m
  • COOK
  • 10 m
  • 30 m

This high-protein, gourmet grilled cheese sandwich recipe features Gruyere cheese and a poached egg for 28 grams of protein per sandwich.



  • 4 cups Baby Spinach Organic
  • 2 tsp 100% Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 pinch Organic Ground Cayenne Red Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Butter, Unsalted
  • 6 oz Switzerland Gruyere Cheese
  • 8 whole-grain bread slice(s)
  • 4 Poached Egg


1 Toss together the spinach, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl; set aside.
2 Heat a large (eco-friendly) nonstick skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Thinly spread one side of each bread slice with the softened butter. In batches, place 4 slices buttered-side down in the pan and top each with 1 slice cheese, 1/2 packed cup of the fresh spinach mixture, and 1 poached egg. Top with the remaining spinach, sliced cheese, and bread slices, buttered-side up.
3 In batches, grill sandwiches until cheese melts and bread is well toasted, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes per side, carefully turning sandwiches once during grilling. Cut in half diagonally, and serve.