Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich
GoGo squeeZ
Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Proof that grilled cheese isn’t just cold-weather food, this delicious version, courtesy of GoGo squeeZ, uses juicy tomatoes and basil pesto.

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Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • slices of bread
  • slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2  Tablespoons  pesto
  • slices of tomato

Directions

Spread the butter on the outside of both slices of bread.

Layer the cheese, pesto, and tomatoes on the bread before closing the sandwich.

Heat a frying pan, then place the sandwich in the pan to cook, flipping it once after the cheese has started to melt and the bread is brown. The sandwich is done cooking when both sides are browned and the cheese is fully melted.

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Pesto Cooking Tip

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