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Pesto Grilled Cheese

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This Pesto Grilled Cheese takes melty, cheesy sandwiches to a whole new level! You can foget boring sandwiches, this baby is filled with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and provolone cheese.

Three sandwich halves stacked on white parchment paper.

Now doesn’t that look delicous? It would be perfect served alongside a bowl of Tomato Basil Soup.

What you will need

Italian bread slices, sun-dried tomatoes, butter, pesto, and two slices of provolone cheese on a wood background.
  • I used Italian bread, but sourdough would also be delicious.
  • Mozzarella and Gouda are also great cheese choices.
  • I used DeLallo Basil Pesto, but homemade Basil Pesto or Kale Pesto would amazing as well.

How to make Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese

Spread softened butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Two slices of buttered bread on a white marble counter.

Spread 1.5 teaspoons of pesto on the other side of each slice of bread.

Basil pesto spread on a slice of bread sitting on a white plate.

Top with two slices of cheese and tomato slices.

Looking down on strips of sun-dried tomatoes lined up on top of provolone cheese slices on a slice of bread sitting on a white plate.

Place the second slice of bread pesto side down on the cheese side.

Butter topped grilled cheese on a skillet.

Heat skillet over medium heat. Place the sandwich in the skilled and cook until golden and cheese starts to melt, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Two grilled cheese sandwiches cooking on a skillet.

Flip the sandwich over and cook until golden brown, another 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat if needed to prevent overbrowning.

Prefectly grilled cheese sandwich on a skillet.

Remove from skillet and serve immediately.

Two pesto grilled cheese sandwiches cut in half and stacked on top of each other, with one side facing the camera.

Delicious additions

  • For a heartier meal, add sliced, cooked chicken breasts before cooking.
  • This sandwich would be extra special with two slices of cooked bacon.
  • Fresh tomato slices could be substituted for the sun-dried tomatoes.

More delicious sandwich recipes

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Enjoy!!

Three pesto grilled cheese halves stacked on top of each other on white parchment paper.

Pesto Grilled Cheese

This Pesto Grilled Cheese takes melty, cheesy sandwiches to a whole new level! It is filled with basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and provolone cheese.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: sun-dried tomatoes, basil pesto, cheese sandwich recipe
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 525kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Italian bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, sliced into thin strips

Instructions

  • Spread softened butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Spread 1.5 teaspoons of pesto on the other side of each slice of bread.
  • Top with two slices of cheese and tomato slices.
  • Place the second slice of bread pesto side down on the cheese side.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Place the sandwich in the skilled and cook until golden and cheese starts to melt, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Flip the sandwich over and cook until golden brown, another 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat if needed to prevent overbrowning.
  • Remove from skillet and serve immediately.

Notes

  • For a heartier meal, add sliced, cooked chicken breasts before cooking.
  • This sandwich would be extra special with two slices of cooked bacon.
  • Fresh tomato slices could be substituted for the sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the butter side of the bread before cooking would be a nice salty, crunchy additon.
  • I used Italian bread, but sourdough would also be delicious.
  • Mozzarella and Gouda are also great cheese choices.
  • I used DeLallo Basil Pesto, but homemade Basil Pesto or Kale Pesto would amazing as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 987IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 1mg

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