Secret Recipe Club August: Grilled Cheese and Spinach

18 Aug

This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned Flavor Mosaic, a wonderful blog by Michelle, a self-proclaimed “occasional cooker.”   Well, Michelle, you seem to be more than just an “occasional cooker” since you’ve got me over here drooling :P

I decided to make Michelle’s Habanero Sauce Grilled Cheese Sandwich!


Grilled Cheese and Spinach with Hot Sauce

Serves 1


2 slices whole grain bread

1/2 cup non-dairy cheese, divided (I used Daiya mozzarella shreds)

handful fresh baby spinach

Hot sauce, to taste (I used Universal Heat from Lola’s Local Food Lab in Wellfleet, MA)

Non-dairy butter, as needed

1-2 tsp. olive oil




In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat.  Spread non-dairy butter on one side of each piece of bread.  Place the first piece of bread on to the heated and oiled skillet, butter side down; let cook a a minute until hot.



Sprinkle half the cheese on the bread, top with hot sauce, spinach and lastly the remaining cheese.  Place the second slice of bread over top, keeping the butter side facing out.



Flip the sandwich very carefully.  Press down gently and let cook a few minutes more until both sides are slightly crisp and golden brown and the cheese is melted.   Slice and enjoy!





6 Responses to “Secret Recipe Club August: Grilled Cheese and Spinach”

  1. Sashi @ GetOffTheCouchAndCook August 18, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    You had me at grilled cheese. :) This sounds like an amazing take on my beloved sandwich… yum!

  2. canelakitchen August 18, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    absolutely delicious!!

  3. occasionalcooker August 18, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    It looks delicious! I will have to try one with spinach!

  4. Veronica August 18, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Ohhh this sounds so good!! Love the hit of hot sauce in there!

  5. teaandscones August 20, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    I think a grilled cheese is my favorite sandwich. But I never thought of adding some spinach in. Goo idea.

  6. teaspoonofspice August 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    It’s been way too long since I made me a good old grilled cheese – and adding spinach is a tasty addition for sure!

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