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Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto

It’s a super busy evening, but you’re still wanting some delicious comfort food, so what do you do???   I have a scrumptious, easy, and very special grilled cheese sandwich for you!

Oh my goodness, this grilled cheese with tomatoes and pesto is an exciting addition to my menu planning. I made them after church last Sunday, and they were so good!

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, It’s so crispy, cheesy and garlicky!

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,

Here is what you need:

  • Bread (I used white, but the original recipe uses sourdough which I bet is scrumptious)
  • Mozzarella cheese (that you can slice to desired thickness)
  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Pesto sauce (I used store bought for convenience, but you can make homemade)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter or Light olive oil
  • Turkey (optional)

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,

Drizzle a frying pan or panini press with light olive oil or butter.  While that is warming up, spread one side of each sandwich with pesto.

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,

Slice cheese and tomatoes to desired thickness, and add to the sandwich.

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,

Top with salt and pepper, and the second slice of bread, and you are ready to “grill.”

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,

I just used my all-purpose skillet and pressed the sandwiches down with a lid (Make sure to get the butter or light olive oil on both sides of the sandwich). Lightly toast on both sides over medium heat until the cheese gets all nice and melted.

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,

Doesn’t that look yummy!? I also tried one with deli turkey slices in it, and it was awesome!

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, These were such a hit, I can’t wait to make them again; hope you enjoy as well!

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,
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Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto

Course Sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • Bread I used white, but the original recipe uses sourdough which I bet is scrumptious
  • Mozzarella cheese that you can slice to desired thickness
  • Ripe Tomatoes
  • Pesto sauce I used store bought for convenience, but this link has a recipe
  • Salt and pepper
  • Light Olive oil
  • Turkey optional

Instructions

  • Drizzle a frying pan or panini press with olive oil or butter.
  • While that is warming up, spread one side of each sandwich with pesto.
  • Slice cheese and tomatoes to desired thickness, and add to the sandwich.
  • Top with salt and pepper, and a second slice of bread, and you are ready to “grill.”
  • I just used my all purpose skillet and pressed the sandwiches down with a lid. (Make sure to get olive oil or butter on both sides of the sandwich)
  • Lightly toast on both sides over medium heat until the cheese gets all nice and melted.
  • I also tried one with turkey in it, and it was awesome!
 
YUM!
 
Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto,
 modified from Food Network

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