Collard Greens Grilled Cheese

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a Southern-style grilled cheese sandwich.
Related To:

Cook time: 24 minutes | Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb collard greens, washed, stems and center rib removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for grilled cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red crushed pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Juice of lemon
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 1 green tomato
  • 4 Pepperidge Farm® English muffins

Directions

Remove and discard stems and center ribs of collard greens. Cut leaves into 1-inch pieces. In a pot of boiling water, cook collards 15 minutes and drain in a colander, pressing out excess liquid with back of a wooden spoon.

Mince garlic. In a 12-inch heavy skillet, heat butter and oil over moderately-high heat until foam subsides, and stir in garlic, crushed red pepper, collards and salt and pepper to taste. Sauté collard mixture, stirring until heated through; about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and toss well.

Generously butter the outside of each pieces of bread, top and bottom. To build the sandwich, place a piece of cheese inside each side of bread, top and bottom. Place 4 slices of tomato on each bottom. Fill each sandwich with collard greens on top of the tomato. Place the top piece of bread on each sandwich. (layers: bread, cheese, collard greens, tomato, cheese, bread)

In a large, heated nonstick sauté pan, toast the bread on low for about 4 minutes on each side until golden-brown.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Baked Oysters With Creamed Collard Greens

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a creamy mixture of chopped oysters baked with collard greens.

Turkey Meatballs

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for meatballs made with sourdough bread, buttemilk and ground turkey.

Broccoli-Cheese Casserole

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a casserole containing fresh broccoli in a cream cheese and blue cheese sauce and topped with herbed crackers.

Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for tender slow-cooked pork.

Hot-Dipped Chicken

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for buttermilk-marinated, fried chicken breasts dipped in a maple-syrup and sambal sauce.

Smoked Barbeque Sauce

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for Southern-style, smoky barbeque sauce.

Baked Chicken Fingers

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for crispy chicken tenders with a honey-mustard dipping sauce.

Buttermilk-Marinated Pork Chops

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for grilled pork chops marinated overnight in buttermilk seasoned with cumin, cayenne and paprika.

Grilled Turkey Burgers With Caramelized Onions

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a burger with onions browned in maple syrup.

Captain Jim's Lobster Casserole

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for lobster baked with vegetables and cheese.