Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese

Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese FTW! This tasty vegetarian sandwich is loaded with melty cheese, buttery avocado and a hearty helping of fresh spinach!

Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese

Say hello to one of the most random combinations of ingredients ever.

While this gorgeous green panini might be a little out of the ordinary, it is positively delicious!

It’s the perfect use for that ripe avocado on your countertop that needs to be used OMG-RIGHT-NOW before it turns on you.

Stack a little baby spinach on your favorite bread along with sliced avocado, and as much cheesy goodness as your heart desires for an epic grilled cheese sandwich.

Avocado Grilled Cheese Panini Sandwich

let’s make a sandwich!

Feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed, depending on how many sandwiches you need.

You can even set out a variety of bread, cheese, and toppings and let everyone build their own ultimate grilled cheese!

You can whip it up in a panini press if you have one (I’m always looking for excuses to use mine) or make your grilled cheese the old fashioned way by gently toasting it up in a pan on the stove.

Cheesy Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

As for the ingredients? You only need five!

  • Bread
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Cheese
  • Butter
Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
4.67 from 3 votes

Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese

Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese FTW! This tasty vegetarian sandwich is loaded with melty cheese, buttery avocado and a hearty helping of fresh spinach!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Avocado Grilled Cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 510 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 2 slices bread
  • 2-3 slices melty cheese such as American, Pepper Jack, or Mild White Cheddar
  • 1/2-1 avocado (feel free to use half or a whole avocado)
  • 6-10 fresh spinach leaves
  • butter as needed


  1. Top one slice of bread with sliced or mashed avocado. To amp up the flavor, sprinkle a teeny pinch salt over the avocado – so good! Top with spinach and 2 slices of cheese then seal with remaining slice of bread.

  2. For an extta melty grilled cheese, add an optional additional slice of cheese to the bottom slice before adding the avocado. YUM!

  3. Optional: for an extra golden crust, spread the outside of each slice of bread with mayo or melted/spreadable butter.

  4. Next heat a pan to medium heat with a pad or two of butter. Once hot, add your sandwich.

  5. Use a spatula to press down on the grilled cheese, and feel free to pop a clear pot lid on top to help melt the cheese. (my favotite trick) Before flipping, add a little more spread/oil if your pan is dry. Pop your lid back on if you're using one and grill each side until golden brown.

  6. Slice in half and chow down while it's hot!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spinach and Avocado Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 794mg35%
Potassium 708mg20%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1343IU27%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 513mg51%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this spinach and avocado grilled cheese, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

ga ga for grilled cheese?

I have a few tasty recipes you’ll la la love! First, my Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese Pitas are a total MUST!

For my T-Rex friends, check out my crazy cheesy Sausage and Pepper Chipotle Grilled Cheese.

As for my vegan besties, you’ve GOT to make one of my three Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. The jalapeño popper one is my favorite!

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Recipe Rating


  • Daniela B.

    4 stars
    Tried this recipe last night for dinner, it was perfect for a light and quick dinner. It was my first time making a grilled cheese sandwich, and you just had me with this healthy version.

  • Karen

    I always wondered who wrote the recipe for grilled cheese.

    • I have no idea but they were a genius in my book! I adore a good grilled cheese sandwich!

  • Chef Gail

    5 stars
    You are amazing!

  • 5 stars
    This is definitely one of the most bizarre combinations I’ve ever tried, and it tasted fantastic! Thanks for the awesome recipe, Jenn, You’ve done a fantastic job!

    • So glad you enjoyed it Luna, thanks!

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