Hey guys, as promised I am back today with a delicious recipe for a Pesto Caprese Grilled Cheese. This is my all time favorite grilled cheese sandwich in the summer. With fresh garden basil pesto, delicious vine ripened tomatoes, and natural grated mozzarella cheese, you cannot go wrong. This is definitely not yo Mama’s grilled cheese! If you missed my recipe for Classic Basil Pesto, no worries click here. Ready to get your grill on? Let’s get started!
Completely butter one side of each slice of bread. Then spread pesto on the opposite side of each slice. Next heat pan or griddle over medium heat. Place one slice of bread on the griddle buttered side down. Next, layer with fresh grated mozzarella, garden sliced tomatoes, and top with a little more cheese. Now add the remaining slice of bread, butter side up! Adjust heat as needed, and cook until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes. Then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2-4 minutes.
Now you are ready to dig in!
Pesto Caprese Grilled Cheese
- butter, softened
- classic basil pesto
- grated mozzarella cheese
- sliced garden tomatoes
- Completely butter one side of each slice of bread.
- Then spread pesto on the opposite side of each slice.
- Next heat pan or griddle over medium heat.
- Place one slice of bread on the griddle buttered side down.
- Next layer with fresh grated mozzarella, garden sliced tomatoes, and top with a little more cheese.
- Now add the remaining slice of bread, butter side up! Adjust heat as needed, and cook until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.
- Then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2-4 minutes.
Looking for the Classic Basil Pesto? I got you covered ;)
Julia @ Swirls and Spice says
Yes, I am ready to dig in to this sophisticated grilled cheese sandwich! I can never get enough pesto!
I agree, Julia! I am pesto crazy in the summer ;) Thank you for stopping by!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Audra, this grilled cheese is a thing of beauty! Love that gorgeous splash of green from the pesto :)
Thanks, Amy! I love the color of fresh basil :)
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
i can never go past a good grilled cheese sandwich.. love that you used pesto, never added that to my grilled cheese before. definitely something i will be trying next time!
Thanks, Thalia! I will have to admit this grilled cheese sandwich is addicting :)
Loved it I just made one tweek for my own personal taste and added a little shredded chicken from the night before and it was perfect
I can’t wait to try this! My 12 yo recently became vegetarian and I found this via Pinterest while searching for sandwich ideas.
This is my all time favorite grilled cheese! I hope y’all enjoy it is much as we do :) Thank you for stopping by!
I make this on Italian bread with or without grilling. Delish.
I tried this today and it was amazing! Thank you for sharing :)
Sue Ellis says
Delicious, my husband said this is a keeper and thank you. What a wonderful combination and so easy.
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