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Caprese Grilled Cheese is bursting with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto, basil leaves, and of course, butter! A classic sandwich with an updated flavor! easy | grilled cheese | mozzarella | pesto | recipe | basil | tomatoes | #swirlsofflavor
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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Our Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich is bursting with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto, basil leaves, and of course, butter! A classic sandwich with a fabulous updated flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best grilled cheese, caprese sandwich
Servings: 2
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin

Ingredients

  • 4 slices rustic Italian bread
  • 2 Tbs. prepared pesto
  • 4 slices (4 ounces) fresh mozzarella
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 2 Tbs. butter

Instructions

  • Spread butter over one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place two bread slices, butter side down on flat surface.
  • Top with pesto, mozzarella, tomato slices, basil leaves and remaining slices of bread, butter side up.
  • Heat large non-stick skillet over medium heat then cook sandwiches until bread is golden, cheese is melted and sandwich is heated through, turning once

Notes

Makes 2 sandwiches.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Make a homemade pesto
  • Make with your favorite bread
  • Add a balsamic glaze
  • Serve with a balsamic vinaigrette as a dipping sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1144IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg