If you love the flavors of spanakopita, you will love this big batch grilled cheese sandwiches. Country white french bread that has a spinach, cream cheese and feta filling, with mozzarella cheese slices and a parmesan cheese topping.
This large batch grilled cheese sandwich is a hit with our families! The outside is nice and crispy and the inside was warm, ooey gooey and perfect. Making spanakopita definitely requires a little patience with all the phyllo, that’s why we love this no fuss grilled cheese sandwich. Furthermore, you get the delicious Greek flavors of a traditional spanakopita while making a quick and easy brunch or dinner. For another delicious grilled cheese sandwich, try our Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
Here is why this grilled cheese sandwich needs to be made
- Melty cheese
- Spanakopita filling
- Crusty, cheesy bread
- It takes a grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level of flavors!
- Are you sold yet?
Spanakopita is a popular Greek savory pie that is made with crispy phyllo dough. The filling has spinach, feta cheese, garlic, green onions, and herbs. Some people make their spanakopita with puff pastry, however, we love it with phyllo dough. If you haven’t tried it, then you are missing out!
Spanakopita is great side dish for large gatherings, and you can easily prep and make ahead of time.
We grew up eating spanakopita. In Egypt, we make it very similar to the Greek version except our mom always soaks phyllo in an egg-milk mixture. We call it goulash, which can be made with a meat filling too!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
A kid and adult favorite, no one can resist a good grilled cheese sandwich. Grilled cheese sandwiches are an American favorite and has been around since the 1920’s. It is a hot sandwich filled with American cheese between two slices of buttered bread, it’s toasted until nice and golden bread. Nowadays, grilled cheese sandwiches are anything but basic. People use everything from artisan bread to a blend of cheeses to really elevate the flavors.
How To Make A Classic Grilled Cheese
- Butter the toast – spread approximately 1/2 tbsp butter on one side of each slice of bread.
- Heat skillet – On a skillet over medium high heat add 1 slice of bread with the butter-side-down.
- Add cheese – add your favorite cheese in the center. Top with buttered bread.
- Brown the toast – Flip the bread and toast until both sides are golden brown and cheese is melted.
- Serve – cut the sandwich in half on the diagonal to serve.
What goes well with this grilled cheese sandwich
Serve this sandwich on it’s own for lunch, brunch or even dinner! Pair it with a side salad and a piece of roasted or grilled chicken. It will be delicious with our Hummus Baked Chicken.
Spanakopita Grilled Cheese
- 1 loaf Country French bread or bread of choice
- 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 1/4 cup feta crumbles
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 16 oz frozen spinach thawed and drained well
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 6 slices low-moisture mozzarella cheese slices
- 1 cup whole milk or milk or choice
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp kosher salt more or less to taste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper more or less to taste
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- In a large mixing bowl add softened cream cheese, spinach (be sure to drain really well) feta cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, green onions, salt and pepper. Mix well until combined.
- Slice bread into 1/2 inch slices. Spread about 2 tbsp of the cream cheese/spinach mixture on 6-8 slices. Top each one with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Top with a piece of bread to make a sandwich. Place sandwiches in a buttered 13x9 baking dish.
- In a measuring cup whisk milk, and eggs until combined. Pour the egg mixture over the sandwiches. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top of the sandwiches. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Once ready to bake, let the baking dish sit out for 30 minutes to come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 20-25 minutes covered. Remove the cover and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until top is browned.
This recipe can easily be doubled or halved.
This batch makes a 13×9 sized baking dish.
For this recipe we use a country white french bread, but you can substitute with any good quality bread, such as
Any thick slice white bread.
Cheese Substitutions for low-moisture cheese slices
Gruyère. Nutty, salty and a little tangy.
Monterey Jack. A mild white cheese that melts wonderfully.
Fresh mozzarella cheese. Ultra-creamy and luxurious.
How to make ahead
First, make the sandwiches and cover with aluminum foil. Second, refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Lastly, when you are ready to bake, let the baking dish sit out for 30 minutes to come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 20-25 minutes covered. Remove the cover and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until top is browned.