Garlicky Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Pancetta

Garlicky Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Pancetta



  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

  •  2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  •  4 cups baby spinach leaves

  •  4 cups baby arugula leaves

  •  4 centercut bacon slices, halved or Pancetta

  •  8 (1ounce) rustic Italian bread slices 

  • 2 ounces partskim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)

  •  2 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)



  1. Heat a large skillet over mediumhigh heat.

  2. Add oil; swirl to coat.

  3. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute.

  4. Add  spinach and arugula; stir until wilted.

  5. Remove spinach mixture from pan. Return pan to mediumhigh

  6. Add bacon; cook until crisp.

  7. Remove bacon.

  8. Top 4 bread slices evenly with cheeses, bacon pieces, spinach mixture, and the remaining 4 bread slices.

  9. Heat pan over medium heat.

  10. Add sandwiches to drippings in pan; weigh down with a plate. Cook 2
    minutes on each side.