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Irish Pub Spinach and Artichoke Melt | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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4.41 from 25 votes

Irish Pub Spinach and Artichoke Melt.

I mean, hello are you not looking at all that melty cheese?? Oh and umm, those homemade potato chips? YESSSS!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American, irish
Keyword: pub food, Spinach and Artichoke
Servings: 4 Melts
Calories: 240kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk (I used whole goat milk but whatever you have will be great)
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 2 cups Irish cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • salt + peper
  • 2 cups fresh spinach frozen chopped spinach thawed), or 1/2 cup (about 5 ounces
  • 1 ounce jar marinated artichokes chopped, 6.7
  • 8 slices sourdough or soda bread
  • dijon mustard or Irish mustard for spreading (optional)
  • butter for spreading

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in flour until it makes a paste. Cook over medium-low heat for another 30 seconds, then slowly pour in 1/2 cup of milk. Stir and cook one minute, if your paste gets too thick splash in more milk. Add cream cheese, cheddar cheese and a pinch of salt + pepper. Stir until the cheeses are melted. Stir in the spinach + artichokes and cook over low heat until the spinach has wilted into the cheese.
  • Heat a skillet (or griddle, etc) over medium-low heat. Butter the outsides of every bread slice. If desired, spread the insides of the bread with mustard and then spread a good amount (anywhere from 1-3 tablespoons) of the spinach and artichoke mixture on the inside (the non-buttered side) of each slice. Add your top piece of bread, buttered-side up.
  • Place in the hot skillet and cook until each side is golden and crisp and cheese has melted, about 3-4 minutes per side. Plate, slice and EAT...with a large side of fresh fried potato chips. :)

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 211mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2375IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 470mg | Iron: 0.9mg