Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

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Baked Buffalo Cauliflower is one of my go-to recipes for dinners or party appetizers. This buffalo cauliflower is a vegetarian dish made with seasonings, almond milk, buffalo sauce, and a drizzle of maple syrup…

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Baked Buffalo Cauliflower is one of my go-to recipes for dinners or party appetizers. This buffalo cauliflower is a vegetarian dish made with seasonings, almond milk, buffalo sauce, and a drizzle of maple syrup.  Pair these spicy cauliflowers with some blue cheese or ranch dressing. This delicious cauliflower floret recipe will leave you wanting one...

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25+ Healthy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

Choose from 25+ healthy vegetarian lunch ideas to spice up your lunch routine. From bowls to sandwiches and salads to wraps, there are loads of healthy and delicious options! I’ve found that lunch can often be the most challenging meal of the day. It n…

Choose from 25+ healthy vegetarian lunch ideas to spice up your lunch routine. From bowls to sandwiches and salads to wraps, there are loads of healthy and delicious options! I've found that lunch can often be the most challenging meal of the day. It needs to be something that can be prepared quickly, easily packed...

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General Tso Tofu

Do you have a craving for vegan Chinese food? If so, whip up a batch of this General Tso Tofu. It’s a little savory, a little sweet, and a whole lot of delicious. Plus it’s vegetarian, vegan, and ready in under 30 minutes!  General Tso Tofu is a sweet …

Do you have a craving for vegan Chinese food? If so, whip up a batch of this General Tso Tofu. It's a little savory, a little sweet, and a whole lot of delicious. Plus it's vegetarian, vegan, and ready in under 30 minutes!  General Tso Tofu is a sweet and spicy tofu that is smothered...

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Easy Vegetable Curry

This easy vegetable curry is simple to make and packed with fresh flavor from roasted veggies and plenty of delicious Indian spice. Plus, it’s vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free too! This vegetable curry might seem complex, but it’s actually an easy di…

This easy vegetable curry is simple to make and packed with fresh flavor from roasted veggies and plenty of delicious Indian spice. Plus, it's vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free too! This vegetable curry might seem complex, but it's actually an easy dish that's simple enough to throw together for a weeknight meal. This easy veggie curry...

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African Peanut Soup Recipe

 African Peanut Soup is made with everyday pantry items that transform into a lively soup with full-bodied flavors. Richly spiced with chickpeas, ginger, garlic, and chilies in a creamy peanut tomato base, this protein-rich soup is one you will crave. …

Spicy African Peanut Soup is made with everyday pantry items that transform into a lively soup with full bodied flavors. Richly spiced with ginger, garlic, and chilies in a creamy peanut tomato base, this protein-rich soup is one you will crave.  Vegan and Gluten-free!
 African Peanut Soup is made with everyday pantry items that transform into a lively soup with full-bodied flavors. Richly spiced with chickpeas, ginger, garlic, and chilies in a creamy peanut tomato base, this protein-rich soup is one you will crave.  Vegan and Gluten-free! The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins.~Rabindranath...

Spinach and Feta Grilled Cheese

Take your grilled cheese sandwich to the next level with this gourmet Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese! An easy and flavorful lunch idea.

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Because I add spinach to everything. I keep frozen spinach on hand so I can toss a handful into whatever I’m cooking and spinach felt like such a natural addition to my usual grilled cheese. I also added a little feta cheese for a tangy punch, a few spicy flakes of red pepper, and toasted it up on some good bread. The result was something truly spectacular. This Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese only takes a few minutes more than regular grilled cheese, and it’s SO worth the extra effort. No joke, you’ll pay about $8 for something like this at your local cafe, but not at home!

Originally posted 8/31/13, updated 1/19/2022.

A stack of spinach and feta grilled cheese sandwich halves

Is This a Melt or a Grilled Cheese?

Okay, so technically this type of sandwich is called a “melt.” A melt is a grilled cheese that has other ingredients added, like vegetables or meat, whereas a grilled cheese is a cheese-only grilled sandwich. While the difference between a melt and a grilled cheese often sparks heated debates, I want people to be able to find this recipe on the internet and the data shows that people are searching for “spinach and feta grilled cheese,” not “spinach and feta melt”. The English language is fluid, and the use of the term “melt” is declining. So here we are! 

What Kind of Bread is Best for Grilled Cheese

I originally used ciabatta bread for this recipe, but it wasn’t available this time around so I chose a nice sourdough bread instead. Homemade focaccia would also be nice. Because the ingredients in this recipe are a little more hearty than your everyday grilled cheese sandwich, I would suggest using any sturdy bread that can hold up to the filling ingredients. Skip the soft white bread for this one. ;)

What Kind of Spinach to Use

I used frozen spinach for this recipe because it’s easy to keep on hand without worrying about it spoiling, but you could absolutely use fresh spinach if you have it. Just sauté it down until most of the moisture is gone, just as I did below with the frozen spinach.

As far as frozen spinach goes, you’ll want to buy the kind that comes loose in a bag rather than the type that is frozen into a block. That will allow you to thaw just enough for this recipe while leaving the rest in the freezer for your next cooking adventure.

What to Serve with Spinach and Feta Grilled Cheese

As with any grilled cheese sandwich, this spinach and feta version goes great with a cup of tomato soup. But you could also serve it with a little dish of pasta sauce or pizza sauce for dipping!

What Else Can I Add?

Oh, there are so many delicious possibilities for add-ins here: olives, artichokes, red onion, parmesan cheese… I’d not be against putting an egg on there, too. ;)

Overhead view of spinach and feta grilled cheese on a cutting board with a bowl of sauce


A stack of spinach and feta grilled cheese sandwiches

Spinach and Feta Grilled Cheese

Take your grilled cheese sandwich to the next level with this gourmet Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese! An easy and flavorful lunch idea.
Course Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Total Cost $3.62 recipe / $1.81 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 1 sandwich each
Calories 507kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil $0.08
  • 1 clove garlic, minced $0.08
  • 1/4 lb. frozen chopped spinach $0.42
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper $0.05
  • 4 slices bread $1.00
  • 2 Tbsp butter $0.20
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella $1.15
  • 1 oz. feta $0.62
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper $0.02

Instructions

  • Add the olive oil and minced garlic to a skillet. Sauté over medium heat for about one minute, then add the frozen spinach (no need to thaw), and a pinch of salt and pepper. Continue to sauté over medium until most of the moisture has evaporated from the skillet.
  • Spread butter over one side of each of the slices of bread. Flip the bread over so the buttered side is facing down as you build the sandwiches.
  • Divide half of the shredded mozzarella between two slices of bread. Top the mozzarella with the crumbled feta.
  • Divide the cooked spinach between the two sandwiches, then top with the remaining shredded mozzarella and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Top each sandwich with the second slice of bread, buttered side facing out.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low. Once hot, add the sandwiches and cook on each side until golden brown and crispy on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside.
  • Cut the sandwiches in half and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 33g | Sodium: 962mg | Fiber: 4g
Half of a spinach and feta grilled cheese dipping into pizza sauce

How to Make Spinach and Feta Grilled Cheese – Step by Step Photos

cooked spinach in a skillet

Add a 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and one minced clove of garlic to a small skillet. Cook the garlic for about a minute, then add ¼ lb. froen spinach (you can just estimate ¼ of a one pound bag, or ⅓ of a 12oz. bag). Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and continue to sauté over medium until most of the moisture has evaporated.

four slices of buttered bread

Spread about ½ Tbsp butter over one side of each slice of bread (four slices).

shredded mozzarella added to the bread

Flip the bread over so the unbuttered sides are facing up. Add about ¼ cup shredded mozzarella to two of the slices. Top each with a little crumbled feta.

cooked spinach added to the sandwiches

Add the cooked spinach on top of the mozzarella and feta.

more mozzarella added to the sandwiches

Add another ¼ cup shredded mozzarella to each along with a pinch of crushedred pepper. Top with the second piece of bread, butter side facing out.

Cooked sandwiches in the skillet

Heat a large skillet over medium-low. Once hot, add the sandwiches. Cook for about five minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy on the outside and melty and hot on the inside.

sliced sandwiches on a cutting board

Slice the sandwiches in half and serve!

A stack of spinach and feta grilled cheese sandwiches

Ooohhhh yesssssss.

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Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

Sweet and fluffy marshmallows, creamy butter, and crispy rice cereal make these homemade rice krispie treats melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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I love it when a few simple ingredients can come together to create something truly delicious and I think rice krispie treats are one of those magical ingredient combinations. It’s literally four simple ingredients but together they become a new magical thing that is simultaneously melt-in-your-mouth, soft and chewy, and also light and crispy. They’re just *mwuah* perfection. I like to make mine a little extra soft so that sweet marshmallow melts away to the crispy rice cereal within. You won’t be cutting the roof of your mouth on these babies! Just soft, gooey, marshmallowy goodness!

A stack of homemade rice krispie treats

How to Keep Rice Krispie Treats Soft

There’s nothing worse than a rice krispie treat that is rock hard. To make sure your rice krispie treats are marshmallowy soft and delicious, follow these tips:

  • Make sure to use enough marshmallows (if you follow the recipe below you should have no problem).
  • Use fresh marshmallows. If they’re kind of dry or stale, that will affect how soft your rice krispie treats turn out.
  • Don’t overcook the marshmallows and butter. Sugars become more hard the longer they cook. So to keep your treats soft, make sure to only cook the butter and marshmallow mixture just until the marshmallows have melted, and no longer.

How to Store Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispie treats can be kept at room temperature for a couple of days, or in the refrigerator for about five days. OR, if you’re like me and want to make them last even longer, you can freeze them in an air-tight container for up to three months. I just take one out at a time and thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before going to town. :)

What Else Can You Add?

Add-ins are my favorite part of any recipe. And with something as simple as rice krispie treats, there is so much room for customization! Here are some fun things to add to make new flavors:

  • Almond extract and rainbow sprinkles for birthday cake flavored treats
  • Replace some of the rice cereal with golden graham cereal and add chocolate chips and more mini-marshmallows (stir in with the cereal so they don’t melt) for smores flavored treats
  • Stir some peanut butter into the melted marshmallows and drizzle chocolate over top
  • Use cocoa pebbles in place of plain rice krispie cereal and stir cocoa powder into the melted marshmallows
  • Stir in crushed oreo cookies for a “cookies and cream” treat
  • Add peppermint extract to the melted marshmallows and stir in white chocolate chips with the cereal
A hand pulling apart a rice krispie treat
Stacked rice krispie treats

Rice Krispie Treats

Sweet and fluffy marshmallows, creamy butter, and crispy rice cereal make these homemade rice krispie treats melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Total Cost $2.30 recipe / $0.26 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 221kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp butter (salted) $0.60
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows (10oz. package) $1.00
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract $0.14
  • 4 cups rice krispie cereal $0.56

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8 dish with waxed paper or foil and coat lightly in oil.
  • Add the butter to a pot and melt over medium heat.
  • Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and continue to stir and cook until the marshmallows are melted and incorporated into the butter.
  • Once the marshmallows are melted and incorporated, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the rice krispie cereal and stir until everything is coated in the marshmallow mixture.
  • Press the rice krispie mixture into the prepared dish using a lightly oiled spatula. Avoid over compacting the treats.
  • Allow the treats to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator until solid. Slice into 9 pieces and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g
Rice krispie treats cut and lined up in a grid

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats – Step by Step Photos

Melting butter in a pot

Add 6 Tbsp of butter to a pot and melt over medium heat.

marshmallows added to the pot with the butter

Once the butter is melted, add 6 cups mini marshmallows (or one 10oz. package). Continue to stir and cook over medium heat.

Melted marshmallows and butter in the pot

When the marshmallows are fully melted and incorporated into the butter, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in ½ tsp vanilla extract.

Rice krispies being added to the pot

Stir in 4 cups of rice krispies cereal.

rice krispie treat mixture in the pot

Make sure to stir until all of the cereal is well coated in the melted marshmallow mixture.

Rice krispie treats in the dish

Line an 8×8 dish with waxed paper or foil coated lightly with oil (I put a little oil on a paper towel and wipe the inside). Press the rice krispie mixture into the dish using a lightly oiled spatula. Avoid packing it down too firmly. Allow the treats to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator until firm, then slice into nine pieces.

Stacked rice krispie treats

Store the rice krispie treats at room temperature for about two days, in the refrigerator for five days, or in the freezer for longer storage.

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French Onion Soup

A cozy, comforting, classic recipe for French Onion Soup with caramelized onions in rich deep broth topped with toasty croutons and melted gruyere.  Vegan and Vegetarian Adaptable!  Oh my goodness- this soup! French Onion soup is made with sweet and te…

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White Bean Kale Soup

Grab a bowl and spoon and dive in to this White Bean Kale Soup. The soup is loaded with tons of flavor and nutrients to warm you from the inside out and fuel your body. If you are looking for an easy and delicious bean soup recipe—other than a classic …

Grab a bowl and spoon and dive in to this White Bean Kale Soup. The soup is loaded with tons of flavor and nutrients to warm you from the inside out and fuel your body. If you are looking for an easy and delicious bean soup recipe—other than a classic chili—give this dish a try....

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Fruit leather is the ultimate on-the-go snack. It’s deliciously sweet, conveniently packable, and mostly healthy. And it’s also incredibly easy to make at home! I have been making homemade fruit leather for YEARS. And for good reason – it’s an amazingl…

Fruit leather is the ultimate on-the-go snack. It's deliciously sweet, conveniently packable, and mostly healthy. And it's also incredibly easy to make at home! I have been making homemade fruit leather for YEARS. And for good reason - it's an amazingly healthy and totally delicious snack. And you might be surprised at how simple it...

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