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Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

15 m servings 503
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 sandwich)

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 503 calories; 36.5 24.2 20.4 82 1108 Full nutrition

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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 t...

Most helpful critical review

Does not need american cheese at all. Only put Pesto on one slice of bread because it overpowers everything otherwise.

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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 t...

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...

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 ser...

I used what I had on hand. Wheat bread, provolone, tomatoes and fresh basil. Grilled without butter on a tabletop grill. Yummy! Next time I will try it with pesto but it was really good and heal...

what a nice variation on a grilled cheese sandwich. I don't have provolone cheese so I left that out and put in some sliced chicken instead. I love adding tomato to grilled cheese so any recip...

These were really good and easy to make on the George Foreman grill. Thanks for the great idea.

I literally just got done eating this--and let me tell you...YUM. I did everything as is, except added an extra slice of each kind of cheese. Next time I will likely omit the American cheese, as...

delicious take on the grilled cheese, nice change :)

Wonderful. A nice variation to grilled cheese; easy; tasty I put mozza instead of american cheese. I had some extra pesto and provolone from another recipe so this is great! THanks