Grilled Goat Cheese, Asparagus and Prosciutto Sandwiches

Serves 8

This grown-up grilled cheese features cranberry-orange goat cheese layered with roasted asparagus, salty prosciutto and a touch of pesto on hearty whole-grain bread.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 16 slices whole grain bread
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto (8 slices)
  • 1 (8-ounce) log Wellspring™ Creamery Cranberry Orange Goat Cheese
  • Olive spray oil
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 425°F. On a large baking sheet, toss asparagus with oil, salt and pepper, and then roast until just tender, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, spread pesto onto 8 slices of bread, and then spread goat cheese onto remaining 8 slices. Top goat cheese with prosciutto and asparagus and then with pesto-covered bread. Generously spray sandwiches on both sides with olive oil. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook sandwiches, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and hot throughout, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board, cut in half and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:300 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (11g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 13g protein

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