Avocado Grilled Cheese Recipe

This has got to be one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve ever made.  All I can say is WOW!

I made this sandwich in my cast iron skillet, which is my absolute favorite pan to cook with.  They’re very inexpensive and cook your food to perfection. I could talk about this pan all day.  Right…back to the grilled cheese sandwich. From the crispy bread and gooey cheese, to the fresh avocado, I can’t decide which part I like best.

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avocado grilled cheese

Avocado Grilled Cheese
Serves 1
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
557g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 656
Calories from Fat 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g
63%
Saturated Fat 15g
76%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 59mg
20%
Sodium 898mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates 49g
16%
Dietary Fiber 16g
63%
Sugars 5g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A
652%
Vitamin C
176%
Calcium
90%
Iron
68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 slices of your favorite bread, I used a marble rye fresh from the bakery
  2. Little bit of coconut or olive oil to spread onto bread
  3. 1 teaspoon pesto sauce
  4. Fresh baby spinach leaves
  5. 1/2 of a ripe avocado, sliced
  6. 2 slices of cheese, I used pepper jack, but I think fresh mozzarella or cheddar would also taste great
Instructions
  1. Heat skillet on medium heat.
  2. Spread a thin layer of oil over one side of each slice of bread. Flip over and spread the pesto sauce onto each slice of bread.
  3. Add slices of cheese to each slice of bread. Top with spinach and avocado.
  4. Fold together to create a sandwich.
  5. Place in heated skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. I like to put another heavy pan on top of the sandwich to make it a pressed sandwich.
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7 thoughts on “Avocado Grilled Cheese Recipe

  1. You are right, they are the best grilled sandwiches! The avocado makes them really unique- borderline healthy and indulging… thanks for sharing, will try them for my next picnic meal!

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