Bacon, Spinach, and Sautéed Onion Grilled Cheese.

I usually stick to healthier dinners than this, but when I saw this recipe on Cup of Jo last week, I knew I had to give it a go! My version ended up being quite different from the original recipe due to the bacon and a few shortcuts, but I can’t imagine that the original was any tastier because this was out-of-this-world delicious!! Definitely a decadent treat, but it still had spinach in it, so I refuse to feel guilty about it! 😉

Hungermama grilled cheese

While this doesn’t qualify as a one-pot meal, it is technically a one-pan meal! When all was said and done, I had only dirtied a cutting board, knife, two spatulas, and one pan. Oh, and a wine glass . . .

(I was about to apologise for my not perfect kitchen above when I remembered this isn’t Instagram! Ha!)

Bacon, Spinach, and Sautéed Onion Grilled Cheese

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Serves: 2


  • 4 pieces of bread
  • room temperature butter
  • a swig of olive oil (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 onion
  • cheddar and gruyere cheese (or whatever you have in the fridge)
  • 4 slices of bacon (what Brits refer to as smoked, "streaky" bacon)
  • a drizzle of balsamic glaze
  • one small/medium bag of spinach (it shrinks LOADS when cooked!)



Drizzle a bit of olive oil into your pan and let it warm over a medium heat before adding the bacon.


Remove the bacon once it is cooked to your liking, and set aside. Leave the bacon grease/olive oil in the pan.


Reduce heat to medium/low and add your onions to the oil/grease. Let them cook until they are nicely browned as seen above. Remove the onions when they are finished, and set aside.


Empty an entire bag of baby spinach into the grease/oil, and let it cook down. Once they are completely soft, set them aside.


Butter one side of each piece of bread, and assemble your sandwich: cheese, onions, spinach, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and top with bacon. (If you were feeling truly decadent, you could add a fried egg to the top!)

This was one of those meals where I couldn’t stop saying out loud how incredibly delicious it was. Pete was a bigger fan than Charlotte (who apparently doesn’t like bacon?!?!) but they both ate it in the end. I will definitely make this one again!

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Please tag me in your pics if you make this! I would love to know how you like it!

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    November 7, 2015 at 7:03 am

    We made this last night, loved it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      November 9, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it! xx

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