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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
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

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!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best grilled cheese, caprese sandwich
Servings: 2
Calories: 398 kcal
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
  1. Spread butter over one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Place two bread slices, butter side down on flat surface.
  3. Top with pesto, mozzarella, tomato slices, basil leaves and remaining slices of bread, butter side up.
  4. 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
Recipe 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 Facts
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 404mg18%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1144IU23%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.