White Garlic Pizza Grilled Cheese

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Whgpigrch - Recipes
Weight:
1.00 LBS
White Garlic Pizza Grilled Cheese
Prep Time 
10 min
Cook Time 
10 min
Total Time 
20 min
Yield 
4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup provolone cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic press or finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8 slices Texas toast-style bread
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
  • 2 cups baby spinach

Instructions

  • Preheat a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the ricotta, parmesan, provolone, lemon juice, garlic, basil, oregano, a dash of salt and pepper to taste, and crushed red pepper. Whisk until the ingredients are evenly dispersed. Set aside.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Take a couple tablespoons of the ricotta mixture and smear it on the unbuttered side of 4 pieces of bread. Place these 4 slices of bread on the griddle, butter side down. Carefully layer the mozzarella and baby spinach on top of the ricotta mixture. Place the remaining 4 buttered slices of bread on top, butter side up.
  • Brown evenly on both sides, being careful when you flip the sandwiches. Remove from heat once brown and the mozzarella has begun to melt.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!