Diner-Style Mushroom Melt

with pesto spinach salad

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Vegetarian
A note about serious food allergies

Ain't nothing wrong with paying a little homage to the greasy spoon, a bastion of culinary delights and artery-bursting goodies paid for with cash by the front door. We can't provide the bottomless cup of coffee, but we can give you a mushroom melt that'll blow the doors and your socks off after one crunchy, umami bite. A side salad with spinach and basil-y pesto provides a crunchy, healthy break, but if you're like us, you won't be able to put the melt down. Now scooch over in the vinyl booth and let us sit down: We want a bite!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Red Onion
  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 1 Lemon
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    2 Mini Baguettes
  • 1 Roma Tomato
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    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
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    1 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
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    3 oz. Sliced White Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 oz. Spinach
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    719
  • Carbohydrates
    87g
  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    28g
  • Sodium
    1487mg
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel and halve onion. Slice halves into thin strips. Quarter mushrooms. Halve and juice lemon. Halve baguettes and hollow out top and bottom halves of each, leaving a layer of crust. Core tomato and cut into ¼" dice. Place bread innards in a mixing bowl and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and Parmesan. Reserve hallowed out baguettes.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Filling
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    Cook the Filling

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, red onion, and mushrooms to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned, 4-5 minutes. Remove from burner and season with ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • Step 3 - Make the Vinaigrette
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    Make the Vinaigrette

    In another mixing bowl, whisk together pesto, sugar, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 2 tsp. olive oil.

  • Step 4 - Bake the Sandwiches and Croutons
    4

    Bake the Sandwiches and Croutons

    Place baguette halves on one half of prepared baking sheet and place filling in wells of bottom halves. Top filled bread with cheese slices. Place bread innards on empty half of baking sheet. Bake until cheese is melted and bread innards (croutons) are golden brown, 5-8 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
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    Finish the Dish

    Toss spinach and tomato in bowl with dressing and top with croutons. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!