Just made this for myself and it was so amazing that I had to share my recipe! Use fresh smoked mozzarella and not the American version of that stiff mozzarella. Can be found in gourmet and specialty shops. I also add Provolone, but havarti, Swiss or yogurt cheese can also be used. You can make just one sandwich or use a long sourdough or French roll for a semi-large gathering.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 sandwich
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Spread a thin layer of pesto sauce onto one side of one piece of bread. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise onto one side of the other piece of bread. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the pesto and mayonnaise. Layer the provolone and mozzarella cheese onto one slice, top with lettuce and tomato, and the other slice of bread.

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Nutrition Facts

603 calories; protein 28.2g 57% DV; carbohydrates 34.8g 11% DV; fat 39.7g 61% DV; cholesterol 57.3mg 19% DV; sodium 1145.3mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2005
This in just like the sandwich my local pizza place makes only they add a pounded chicken breast. I eat at least one a week! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2009
I really thought I would love this bc I often make sandwiches just like this all the time with cheese and tomato. I don't know if I wasn't as hungry as I thought or what though bc I ate only half the sandwich. I toasted everything except the lettuce and let the cheese melt then topped with lettuce. I left out the mayo (can't stand it) and used sun dried tomato pesto. Something though didn't hit it for me. Maybe the lettuce? Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2005
This in just like the sandwich my local pizza place makes only they add a pounded chicken breast. I eat at least one a week! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2008
Very good! This makes a fantastic panini if you leave off the lettuce and brush the assembled sandwich very lightly with extra virgin olive oil before grilling to a nice golden brown. We sometimes add other tasty veggies like thinly sliced red onion bell pepper and chopped artichoke hearts. It's even good if you only have regular (not smoked) mozzarella on hand. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2005
Great idea. I didn't use tomato and lettuce. Instead I added black olives and heated the entire thing to melt the cheese. Next time I'll try adding more pesto sauce or maybe a bit of pizza\marinara. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2009
I really thought I would love this bc I often make sandwiches just like this all the time with cheese and tomato. I don't know if I wasn't as hungry as I thought or what though bc I ate only half the sandwich. I toasted everything except the lettuce and let the cheese melt then topped with lettuce. I left out the mayo (can't stand it) and used sun dried tomato pesto. Something though didn't hit it for me. Maybe the lettuce? Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
I loved it! But I may be partial. I'm a big fan of cheese. I put on everything but the lettice & tomato & brushed it with olive oil & grilled it on my George Forman grill like a panini then I added the lettice & tomato. Its good!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2016
Add a little balsamic vinegar before you close the Sandwich... It adds a lot more flavor!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2015
Yum yum and more yum. These were great sandwiches. I had to use gluten free while grain bread but otherwise followed this to the letter. The whole family loved using pesto instead of fattening sauces like mayo etc. thank you veggigoddess for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2015
I loved this! I didn't use a sourdough but used a Paleo homemade sandwich bread plus homemade mayo and chose to leave off the provolone that's a ton of raw cheese together lol! I really did enjoy it though 5 stars:) Read More