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Caprese Grilled Cheese

An Italian favorite
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Caprese is a popular Italian salad made with sliced tomato, creamy mozzarella, fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil. Put those ingredients between two pieces of white bread and you’ll have yourself a caprese grilled cheese.

 

Ready in
15 min
5 min
(prepare time)
10 min
(cook time)
1
Servings
536
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 slices ½ inch thick white bread
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 freshly sliced tomato
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Directions

Layer mozzarella in an even layer over one slice of bread and an even layer of sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle basil ribbons over the top and freshly cracked black pepper. Cover with the remaining slice of bread.

Melt butter and olive oil in a nonstick skillet, swirl pan around to evenly coat

Cook until light golden brown, about 4-6 minutes. Flip the sandwich, (add more butter to the pan if needed) and cook the other side until brown and the cheese is melted, another 4-6 minutes. You can press down on the sandwich gently so it browns evenly, but don’t smash it.

Nutritional Facts
Servings1
Calories Per Serving536
Total Fat33g50%
Sugar12gN/A
Saturated17g86%
Cholesterol81mg27%
Protein22g43%
Carbs43g14%
Vitamin A352µg39%
Vitamin B120.4µg18.2%
Vitamin B60.4mg27.5%
Vitamin C43mg48%
Vitamin D19IU100%
Vitamin E3mg19%
Vitamin K56µg47%
Calcium452mg45%
Fiber6g26%
Folate (food)93µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)112µg28%
Folic acid12µgN/A
Iron3mg18%
Magnesium78mg19%
Monounsaturated11gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg33%
Phosphorus402mg57%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium911mg19%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg28.4%
Sodium714mg30%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg30.6%
Trans0.5gN/A
Water346gN/A
Zinc3mg24%