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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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242
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 4 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons pesto
  • 4 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.

Pesto Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pesto Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
29%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Protein
9g
19%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
149µg
17%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.9%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
89µg
100%
Calcium
238mg
24%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
30µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
35µg
9%
Folic acid
3µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
34mg
8%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
181mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
185mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.6%
Sodium
441mg
18%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%