Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich


I first had this pesto grilled cheese 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!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon softened butter, divided

  • 2 slices Italian bread

  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto sauce, divided

  • 1 slice provolone cheese

  • 2 slices tomato

  • 1 slice American cheese


  1. Spread butter on one side of a slice of bread and place it, buttered side down, into a nonstick skillet over medium heat.

  2. Spread 1/2 of the pesto sauce on the unbuttered side of the bread. Stack provolone cheese, tomato, and American cheese on top of pesto, in that order.

  3. Spread remaining pesto sauce on second slice of bread. Place it pesto side down onto sandwich in the pan. Butter the top side of bread.

  4. Gently fry sandwich, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown and cheese has melted, about 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

503 Calories
37g Fat
24g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 503
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 1108mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 521mg 40%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 308mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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