Broccoli, Provolone & Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Broccoli, Provolone & Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month?  I always loved grilled cheese sandwiches when I was a child.  I remember real butter spread on regular white bread, stuffed with American cheese slices and grilled in a skillet until it had a perfect, beautiful golden color along with a delicious crunch when I took the first bite.  When I was a child, we never, ever served grilled cheese sandwiches without applesauce!  We still don’t!  That crisp sandwich with melted cheese was always cut in half and dipped in sweet applesauce for the perfect lunch.  Yum!  If you haven’t tried it- trust me, you won’t ever eat your grilled cheese sandwich without the applesauce again!  What are your childhood grilled cheese sandwich memories?

So the month of April is almost over (can you believe it?!) and I am going to share one of my favorite, more “grown up” grilled cheese sandwiches with you.  These creamy Broccoli, Provolone & Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are great for lunch or dinner and even go well with a glass of wine! :)  The melted provolone cheese and warm ricotta blend perfectly with the fresh and tender broccoli inside two perfectly grilled buttery Italian bread slices.  If you would like to add more vegetables to your sandwich, fresh spinach and red peppers are great additions to this sandwich.  Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month with this delicious sandwich this weekend!

Broccoli, Provolone & Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches ready to eat!

Broccoli, Provolone & Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


  • 8 pieces of Italian style bakery bread sliced thin
  • 1 head of fresh broccoli florets, cooked until just tender (I like to cut my florets in half so I can lay them flat on the sandwich)
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 12 oz. ricotta cheese
  • butter


  1. Butter the outside of your bread and place it in your skillet.
  2. Layer 2 slices of provolone cheese onto the bread, then spread a few Tbsp. of ricotta, then an even layer of broccoli, a few more spoonfuls of ricotta, then one more slice of provolone cheese and cover with the other piece of bread.
  3. Repeat for remaining three sandwiches.
  4. Grill until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Makes 4 sandwiches.

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    • Shannon says

      Hi Sinea! Thanks so much for including this recipe in your 10 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Round Up! I’ll have to stop by and check out the others. I love grilled cheese sandwiches! :)

    • Shannon says

      I can’t wait to head over and check out your version! I love anything that’s broccoli and cheese and am always willing to try a new recipes! I hope you try the applesauce idea- I think your family will like it:) Have a great week Jill!

  1. says

    We love grilled cheese, but I have never added veggies to them. Broccoli and cheese are a great flavour combo, so this must be delicious. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. says

    sign me up :-) I can eat a grill cheese and have something good for you tucked inside! Perfect! loving this to celebrate national grill cheese month! Found this recipe on project inspired link party!

  3. Dalila G. says

    This grilled cheese sandwich looks so cheesy & yummy!
    I’m always on the lookout for new ideas on grilled cheese sandwiches.
    Throwing in the broccoli is one way to get my hubby to eat his greens. :-)
    I never eaten applesauce with my grilled cheese sandwiches, hmmm….looks like something new is going to be added at lunch time.
    Thanks for your idea Shannon! :-)
    Have a nice day!


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