Tricia Curley puts a tasty Italian twist on a lunchtime tradition. The Joliet, Illinois cook's speedy skillet sandwich features mozzarella, tomato slices, oregano and basil.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place one slice, butter side down, in a skillet; top with half of the cheese. Layer with tomato and remaining cheese; sprinkle with oregano and basil. Top with remaining bread, butter side up. Cook over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.

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Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 23.6g; fat 19g; cholesterol 54.4mg; sodium 549mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2010
This was yummy. I just used a whole wheat bread but that was the only change I made. I ate my sandwich with leftover ViVi's Bacon and Tomato Soup, which is also from this site. Filling and a nice change from your usual grilled cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2010
Nice Italian twist on grilled cheese! I used fresh basil and added a bit of garlic, salt and pepper. I also used American cheese as that's what I had on hand. Great for a quick and easy lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
Delicious! I've been craving this sandwich since I first had it. It makes me think of bruschetta in sandwich form, so I made a few tweaks to make it closer to my favorite bruschetta recipe. Between the bread slices I layered down the mozzarella, tomato, I added a small amount of balsamic vinaigrette over the tomato, with the oregano and basil I sprinkled some Parmesan, and then the mozzarella. So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
You can't go wrong with this. Adding tomato and even different kinds of cheeses to a classic grilled cheese is a good way to mix it up and you can easily make it more gourmet. I like to use roma tomatos, baby swiss, and white american cheeses. This is a flavorful combination that you won't need ketchup is you normally use it to dip your grilled cheese into. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2007
Loved this recipe! I went to a farmers market and bought a few too many tomatoes. They were so good I hated to let them go to waste. I found this recipe and tried it. The only thing I did differently is used my sandwich maker, which is essentially the same thing. Thank you Tricia Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
Love this sandwich...SO good! My dad always called it poor man's pizza when we were growing up. Great recipe and holds up well on regular wheat bread also, although italian or deli breads are much better. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
The suggestion for fresh basil was perfect. Sometimes I add a few thin slices of onion and some pepperoni. WOW! Use the sandwich maker if you have one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
I absolutely love this recipe! It's definitely better with fresh basil leaves, but if your grocery store - like mine - seems to never have it in stock, dried basil fits the bill. I also use sliced mozzarella since it's less of a mess. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2009
We loved it! I used italian bread and it was great. I wanted to serve something other than the traditional american grilled cheese sandwich with my Broccoli soup. It was a hit with my husband and 8 year old. Read More
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