Spinach, squash & tamarind grilled cheese sandwich

Elevate the classic cheese toastie with our spruced up version that includes spinach, butternut squash, tamarind and a splash of hot sauce

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:55 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 766
  • fat 46g
  • saturates 24g
  • carbs 61g
  • sugars 14g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 24g
  • salt 2.5g


  • 100g chopped butternut squash
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 160g bag baby spinach
  • 2 thick slices of white bread
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp grated mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp grated cheddar
  • hot sauce
  • pinch allspice


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Tip the chopped butternut squash onto a tray and drizzle over the olive oil mixed with half the tamarind paste. Toss together and roast in the oven for 45 mins, or until soft.

  2. Tip the baby spinach into a colander set over the sink, pour over boiling water until wilted, then leave to cool. Once cool enough to handle, squeeze out the excess water, then roughly chop. Take the slices of white bread and spread one with half the butter and the other side with a very thin layer of your remaining tamarind paste. Pile the spinach and cooked squash on top of the buttered side, then add the grated mozzarella and cheddar.

  3. Dot with a splash of hot sauce, season and add a pinch allspice, then close the sandwich. Fry the sandwich in the rest of the butter for 3-4 mins each side or until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden.

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