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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


  • 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


  • 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!