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Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
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I first had this sandwich at a small restaurant and immediately went home to duplicate the recipe. I've been making my grilled cheese sandwiches this way ever since!

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  • Calories:
  • 503 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 36.5 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 20.4 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 1108 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Spread one side of a slice of bread with butter, and place it, buttered side down, into a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Spread the top of the bread slice in the skillet with half the pesto sauce, and place a slice of provolone cheese, the tomato slices, and the slice of American cheese onto the pesto.
  3. Spread remaining pesto sauce on one side of the second slice of bread, and place the bread slice, pesto side down, onto the sandwich. Butter the top side of the sandwich.
  4. Gently fry the sandwich, flipping once, until both sides of the bread are golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes per side.
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naples34102
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naples34102

12/16/2009

With hubs out Christmas shopping it was just me at home for supper tonight. I had presents to wrap and baking to do, so I wanted something simple but delicious, something more interesting than the plain ol' grilled cheese sandwich I almost settled for. Hoping for a twist on that old standby, this recipe came up with a simple search for "grilled cheese sandwich" and what a great find it was! The ingredients seem like such a natural, yet I never would have thought to put them together in a grilled cheese sandwich. I really liked this - the flavors all come together and using good, sturdy Italian bread really helps make the sandwich. This was a quick and delicious meal with ingredients I readily have on hand. No boring grilled cheese sandwich here!

Kay
39

Kay

8/30/2010

This was delicious! I just used what I had on hand: pesto, wheat bread, sungold tomatoes, mozarella and goat cheese. I have tried it both fried and in the toaster oven (without the butter). Both are great!

valoriec
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valoriec

9/10/2010

This is an amazing sandwich! I made it using the "Pesto" recipe submitted by anderval and also didn't have any American cheese on hand, so used some shredded cheddar cheese instead. I also served this with "Rachel's Tomato Basil Soup" recipe on this site. This meal was something like I would expect to get in a fancy bistro .... I can't wait for lunch today so I can have more!

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