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Spinach artichoke grilled cheese is one of our most popular recipes! Based on spinach artichoke dip, it’s absolutely delicious in just 15 minutes.

Spinach artichoke grilled cheese

Looking for an insanely delicious grilled cheese recipe? Alex and I had a recent craving for grilled cheese and had a stroke of genius that was too good not to share! We present: Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese. Our inspiration for this sandwich was to combine a grilled cheese sandwich with the spinach artichoke melt we made a while back, to meld the deliciousness of spinach artichoke dip into sandwich form.

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The result is gooey and totally delicious – similar to the famous dip, but in meal form. We went heavy on the spinach in this recipe to take full advantage of the goodness of dark leafy greens. The magic ingredient is sour cream – just a bit on each sandwich transforms it from the ordinary grilled cheese. For the cheese we used shredded cheese instead of a cheese slice, which makes for the perfect cheesy consistency. We also put cheese above and below the filling, which helped to increase the overall cheesy-ness.

There’s something about a toasted cheese sandwich that just doesn’t  get old. At least, it hasn’t yet! Give this spinach artichoke grilled cheese a taste, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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This spinach artichoke grilled cheese recipe is vegetarian. For gluten-free, use gluten-free bread.

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Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x


Spinach artichoke grilled cheese is one of our most popular recipes! Based on spinach artichoke dip, it’s absolutely delicious in just 15 minutes.


  • 3 cups spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 3 canned artichoke hearts (6 ounces)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (blend of mozzarella, Monterrey jack and provolone)
  • 4 pieces bread
  • Kosher salt
  • Butter


  1. Mince the garlic. Drain and chop the artichokes. Wash and stem the spinach, then chop it coarsely.
  2. Heat about the olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Then add the spinach and 1 pinch okosher salt, and saute for a few minutes until just limp. Add the artichokes and saute for another minute or so, until heated through. Drain off any liquid from the pan. Stir in the sour cream and another pinch of kosher salt.
  3. Spread butter (or olive oil) on one side of each of the bread pieces. Heat a griddle pan to medium high heat. Place 2 pieces of bread on the griddle, buttered side down. On each piece, spread some shredded cheese, the spinach artichoke filling, some more cheese (½ cup cheese per sandwich), and the other piece of bread. When the bottom bread is browned, flip the sandwich and cook until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Emily says:

    I made this grilled cheese with tomato soap. So yummy! At first my husband thought that I was crazy for making this grilled cheese but he loved it!

  2. Sam says:

    Pleasantly surprised by this recipe, it was to die for! I never thought I’d be so in love with a grilled cheese, I made this last night for the whole family and even the kids liked it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Meredith says:

    I know you posted this recipe some time ago but I just found it. I was looking for a stuffing for chicken cushions. This was excellent! Everyone in the family enjoyed it and it kept the chicken moist. We’ll be trying it in grilled cheese sandwiches next.

  4. Sara says:

    These sandwiches are so addictive! I just make the filling ahead of time and assemble the sandwiches before work for lunch…. soooo good!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Delicious, made a change up with no artichoke instead added bacon bits, onions, shredded marble cheese..

  6. Venita Howell says:

    If I had all of the ingredients I’d be making this bad boy right now… 1105 in the pm!

    1. Sonja says:

      Haha! It’s great any time of the day :)

  7. Christine H says:

    O-M-G. I usually do not do this, but this, THIS made me. Why have I not thought of this before? I adore all forms of grilled sandwiches and make them all of the time. I also make many different spinach-artichoke dishes. This took all of like, 7 min to throw together, and it resulted in an amazingly ooey-gooey delicious and amazing sandwich. Also- I used the jarred marinated artichokes. My only change next time…will be to use a heartier thicker bread. My standard sandwich wheat bread could not stand up to this.

  8. Amanda McCleese says:

    I made this for lunch today. It’s FANTASTIC! My 3 year old son even loves it! I love finding new/simple vegetarian recipes to try. SO GOOD!

  9. Ana says:

    My friend made the most delicious grilled cheese for our hike last Sunday I have ever had! When I asked her for the recipe she send me this link! I’m in love with your recipes! Both thumbs up!

  10. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    What a glorious grilled cheese!

  11. Parita @ myinnershakti says:

    I pinned this sandwich a while ago and finally got around to making it tonight. SO DELICIOUS! Both my husband I are fans. Pretty sure I’ll be making it again soon!

  12. Sabrina says:

    Will sourdough bread work for this?

    1. Alex says:


  13. Dorothy says:

    This recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it this evening. The original recipe caught my attention, but so did many of the options. Thank you Alex, and all of you followers who added your input too.

  14. Gabriella says:

    I just need to say THANKS !!!! My son who is a super picky eater and never ever want to eat spinach had the SPINACH ARTICHOKE GRILLED CHEESE sandwich and I have to do it once a week .. he loves spinach and the other staff like he refers to artichokes .. THANKS , GRACIAS !!!!

    1. Sonja says:

      You are so welcome! We’re so glad to hear this made a spinach lover out of your son — wonderful! :) Thanks for writing!

  15. Sandi says:

    Are the artichokes packed in oil or water? I like the yogurt idea.

    1. Sonja says:

      You can use either type! We usually use packed in water, but packed in oil would work just as well!

  16. Tracey says:

    Just made this but added grilled chicken breast… amazing sandwich!

  17. Evelyn says:

    I made this today for lunch. It was delicious! I followed the recipe…exactly. Thank you so much for sharing. Can’t wait to make these again.

    1. Sonja says:

      So glad you enjoyed it! It’s one of our favorites :)

  18. Brittany says:

    LOVED these!

  19. tina says:

    So, so delicious! Loved it! Thanks for posting!

  20. Margaret says:

    Made these for dinner tonight, and they were excellent. I used Fontina cheese and Rosemary bread. My family loved them. Thanks!

    1. Alex says:

      Awesome! Glad you enjoyed!

  21. brittney says:

    this was even better than i expected!
    so, so good!

    thanks for sharing!

  22. master chef says:

    WOW, looks amazing :) Love your blog

  23. Vita says:

    I plan to make this with goat cheese.

  24. Haley says:

    Any idea the calorie amount in each sandwich?

  25. sarah says:

    Made this for dinner with a yummy home-made tomatoe soup, soooo good!

  26. Lacy says:

    This was SO tasty! Made it tonight, added onion to the garlic, used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and used Havarti and Parmesan cheese, on homemade wheat bread:)

  27. Stephanie says:

    Made this today for lunch and added just a bit extra artichoke, because they are yummy… I must say this is now my favorite sandwich ever… Thank you for such a yummy recipe.

    1. Alex says:

      Haha! Glad you enjoyed it!

  28. Elizabeth says:

    This was an excellent recipe. I substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream and it was still good.

  29. Bree says:

    Looks pretty fabulous! I actually have a spinach and artichoke panini in the works which is similar. This one looks amazing!

  30. JoAnn says:

    I made these and they were absolutely delicious! Loved them! I added a slice of pepperjack cheese. They are addictive. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Sara says:

    This was absolutely tremendous! Saw it on Pinterest and added grilled tofu for added protien. Also didn’t have sour cream so I substituted ranch dressing and it was delicious!! Will definitely be making again! :) thanks!

  32. Lourdes says:

    Just made it today! It was spectacular!

  33. Harolyn Hanna says:

    We have a small cafe and are going to put this GREAT sandwich on our menu.

    1. Alex says:

      Funny! That’s great :)

  34. Valerie says:

    Made this today. Seriously delicious.

  35. deb says:

    I am for sure going to try this sandwich,it sounds so yummy!!!!

  36. Celeste says:

    I too found this one Pinterest. I made it for dinner tonight and I have to say, hands down my favorite grilled cheese ever. It being healthier than a typical grilled cheese is just a bonus! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Have you considered using plain Greek Yogurt? It tastes just like sour cream but has no fat. I’ve been using it in many different recipes and even just as a topper on my tacos!

  38. Anonymous says:

    looks awesome, can’t wait to try it.

  39. Katie says:

    I made this tonight to celebrate Grilled Cheese month. I will be making them again. Yummy and easy. Thank you!

  40. Andrea says:

    I am going to make this for dinner tonight! What do you recommend serving it with?

    1. Alex says:

      I’d probably serve it with a hearty green salad topped with some fresh veggies and beans.

  41. Carissa says:

    I found this recipe on Pinterest and made it for dinner tonight. My husband and toddler scarfed it up – as did I! Really delicious. I love your approach to food and will be making more of your recipes – as we’re trying, like you, to reduce our meat intake and up our organic produce consumption!

  42. Anita says:

    Made this for dinner tonight. Soooo yummy! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  43. Robert says:

    Joining the masses tonight and can’t wait! Doing it panini style with my new unit.

  44. Mercedes says:

    Could you use plain Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream?

    1. Alex says:

      Seems like it would work fine! Let us know if you try it.

      1. Lacy says:

        I did this, and it was quite delish:)

  45. Lisa says:

    Do you mean three cans of artichoke hearts? I just got a little confused by the amount in your ingredient list. This looks soooo yummy!

    1. Alex says:

      Sorry, no — just 3 hearts, or about 1/2 a can. :) It is so yummy!

  46. Rachel @ Bakerita says:

    Mmm, this looks super good! I’m allowed to eatit because it’s vegetables, right?!

  47. sweet road says:

    I’ve been seeing so many grilled cheese recipes lately… They’re making me want to join in on the fun!

  48. Jamieanne says:

    Just made this for lunch today, oh my gosh, it is soooo delicious! Thanks for such a lovely recipe!

    1. Alex says:

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  49. Anonymous says:

    What kind of bread do you suggest?

    1. Alex says:

      Any whole grain bread would be delicious. We used a rye bread, which had a really nice flavor.

  50. lori says:

    sounds so delish. why did i pick today to go on a diet. this is now my first ‘cheat’ meal!

  51. Sophie Smash says:

    Decided to try this recipe tonight as we had all the ingredients on-hand. Gotta say, simple, easy, delicious!

  52. Tanya Chasse says:

    Very nice. I am going to add an egg to this and serve it for breakfast :)

  53. Camille says:

    Saw this on pinterest today and made it for lunch – I think my taste buds were singing when I was done. I thought it would also make a great panini and the spinach/artichoke mixture would be great on a grilled chicken sandwich.

  54. telesma says:

    Do this on focaccia, saute the spinach lightly in olive oil and garlic, and add sauteed mushrooms and shrimp along with some tomato and thinly sliced purple onion, and you’ll have my favorite sandwich in the world.

  55. Lisa Marie @ MidwestVeg says:

    I’ve seen a lot of grilled cheese combos out there, but this one definitely takes the cake. Artichokes AND spinach? Sounds and looks amazing!

  56. Courtney Jones says:

    Oh boy…I should not have read this post right before bed. I won’t be able to sleep until I have a grilled cheese sandwich now! *hehe* Love the addition of artichokes. Great idea!

  57. XL @ 6 Bittersweets says:

    This looks and sounds amazing — great idea and definitely going to try it soon!

  58. Suzanne says:

    Love getting creative with grilled cheese sandwiches. This looks fabulous and super easy. Thanks for the great recipe.

  59. mona says:

    yummy..this looks so good…..will have to try your recipe..

  60. Clayton Owen says:

    I just happen to have all the parts to make this, can’t wait to surprise the family.

  61. Laura @ WyldeThyme says:

    I almost missed grilled cheese month too! But, now that there are such amazing grilled cheese recipes out there, I think I will plan a ‘grilled cheese bar’ for my next party… how fun! The spinach and artichoke looks great!

    1. Tamara says:

      I just have to say…LOVE THE GRILLED CHEESE BAR IDEA!!! :) definitely going to use it before the month is out! :)

  62. Evan says:

    Sounds SO good! All of the things I love in one drippy, melt-y package :-)

  63. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Now this is just dreamy. Love it!

  64. Adrienne @ How to Ice a Cake says:

    This looks delightful! I have got to jump on the grilled cheese month bandwagon and eat a few of these :D

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