Spinach and Ricotta Grilled Cheese

Spinach and Ricotta Grilled Cheese

Enjoy this Spinach and Ricotta Grilled Cheese with Marinara as a fun twist on classic grilled cheese and tomato soup. It hits-the-spot when craving comfort food and sneaks in some veggies. That’s a win-win in my book! 

In addition to the ricotta, this recipe blends mozzarella and parmesan cheese into the mixture. Talk about the “triple threat” of cheeses. 

I used a hearty 10-grain bread in this recipe, but you could swap out for your favorite bread. Thick sourdough bread would work well, too. 

Spinach and Ricotta Grilled Cheese

Spinach and Ricotta Grilled Cheese 

Serves 2


  • 1 clove garlic
  • ⅓ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup fresh spinach 
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese 
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella 
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, chopped 
  • 4 slices of bread 
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • ½ cup marinara (for dipping)


  1. In a small pan, sautee garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Stir occasionally until garlic is fragrant (about 1-2 minutes). Transfer garlic to a small bowl and set pan aside. 
  2. Add ricotta, spinach, parmesan, basil, and mozzarella to the bowl with garlic. Stir until combined. 
  3. Spread the cheese/garlic mixture evenly among 4 slices of bread. Combine into 2 sandwiches. 
  4. Using the same pan as before, add butter and bring to medium heat. Place sandwiches in the pan (1 at a time if smaller pan, both at once if using a medium-sized pan). Cook for 4 minutes per side or until bread has browned and cheese is melted.  
  5. Cut each sandwich in half for serving with your favorite marinara as a dipping sauce. 

What’s your favorite grilled cheese combo? 

Tell me about it in the comments! 

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