These spinach and artichoke grilled cheese sandwiches are perfect for a crowd or for meal prep. Grilled cheese sandwiches are an absolute favorite and the ultimate comfort food. Filled with fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, and monterey jack cheese!
Why we love this recipe
This recipe combines the best of both worlds. Spinach and artichoke and grilled cheese sandwiches. Two recipes in one, all soaked in an egg mixture. You can technically call this a savory french toast bake since it is soaked in an egg custard.
Cheesy, and delicious goodness, is what we call this. Monterey jack cheese is the cheesy goodness inside and on the topping, we make this with pepper jack cheese as well and it’s bomb, especially if you like a little kick! If you have a favorite cheese, please feel free to substitute as it will still be delicious.
Challah bread soaks the custard wonderfully, it’s best to use day old bread challah bread, since it really soak all the liquid.
Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese
- 1 loaf challah bread
- 8 oz block monterey jack cheese, freshly grated or pepper jack cheese
- 4 oz fresh baby spinach
- 14 oz canned quartered artichoke artichoke hearts
- 3 whole eggs
- 1 cup whole milk or milk of choice
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large measuring cup whisk together eggs and milk. Add a pinch of salt and stir.
- Slice your challah bread into 8-12 pieces. Approximately 1-inch slices.
- In a buttered baking dish, approximately 12x8, add 5-6 slices of challah bread (make sure you have enough challah to cover the tops).
- Add 1/3rd of the grated cheese to cover the bread, then arrange the fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, and 1/3 of cheese. Cover with the challah.
- Pour the egg mixture to cover all the bread. Sprinkle the remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hours.
- Once ready to bake preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
You can find canned artichoke hearts near the condiment section in the grocery store, or you can buy it online, here.
Fresh spinach is a must for this recipe. We do not recommend using frozen spinach. IF that is all you have access to, be sure to thaw the spinach and drain really well, you will want to get all the extra liquid out. Otherwise you will end up with soggy sandwiches, which are no good!
If you love this recipe, give our spinach and artichoke bread ring a try. An easy dip surround by fresh baked dinner rolls, it’s fantastic!
Cheese is a personal preference in this sandwich. Montery jack cheese melts so nicely in this recipe, however, if you are a fan of gruyere or any other cheese, feel free to substitute. Don’t be afraid to do a blend of cheeses too!
What size baking dish can you use? We use an oval baking dish that is approximately 12×8. If you are looking for the exact one we use in this video, we found it at Home Goods, but you can get the same brand but in a different shape here.
Other Bread Options
Challah is amazing in this recipe, but if you can’t get any, a good French or Italian bread as well as sourdough bread. So
Can you use gluten-free bread?
Although we have not tried using gluten-free bread in this recipe, you can definitely try your favorite gluten-free bread.
Is this sandwich kid friendly?
We initially were thinking that this was definitely an adult grilled cheese sandwich, BUT our kids love this recipe!