1 Print View Full Screen Save

Pesto Grilled Cheese

Pesto Grilled Cheese
Makes:
2 sandwiches
Prep Time:
5
minutes
Total Time:
13
minutes
This Pesto Grilled Cheese sandwich recipe features a rich Italian flavor accent. Serve with gourmet tomato soup to turn a standard lunch or dinner into a restaurant-style meal.

In this recipe:


Store Locator

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
  • BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (11 oz.)
  • 4 slices wheat sourdough bread
  • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) shredded cheese (combination of sharp cheddar, Gruyère and mozzarella)

Directions:

HEAT a heavy-duty, large skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Spread butter over one side of each bread slice. On two of the slices, spread the unbuttered side with pesto, just enough to cover the surface.

PLACE slices of bread with pesto, butter-side-down, in the skillet. Sprinkle cheese evenly over bread in the skillet. Place remaining slices of bread over the cheese, butter-side-up.

COVER skillet loosely and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden on bottom. Uncover; carefully flip the sandwich over. Cook uncovered for 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Review This Recipe

No reviews yet. Be the first to review this recipe!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 680
  • Calories from Fat: 380
  • Total Fat: 42g (65% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 22g (108% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 85mg (29% of DV)
  • Sodium: 1070mg (45% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 53g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (13% of DV)
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 45% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Thank you for subscribing to the Meals.com newsletter!

You will start receiving emails filled with delicious recipes and cooking tips shortly.

What’s for dinner?

The answer is easy with our most popular recipes!
Sign up for our newsletter.

See example email PRIVACY POLICY

recipe finder

Pinpoint a delicious recipe for any occasion faster using our recipe finder.

Find Recipes

tell us what you think

Cancel
Submit Your Review

Pesto Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
  • BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (11 oz.)
  • 4 slices wheat sourdough bread
  • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) shredded cheese (combination of sharp cheddar, Gruyère and mozzarella)

 

Directions

HEAT a heavy-duty, large skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Spread butter over one side of each bread slice. On two of the slices, spread the unbuttered side with pesto, just enough to cover the surface.

PLACE slices of bread with pesto, butter-side-down, in the skillet. Sprinkle cheese evenly over bread in the skillet. Place remaining slices of bread over the cheese, butter-side-up.

COVER skillet loosely and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden on bottom. Uncover; carefully flip the sandwich over. Cook uncovered for 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Save to Recipe Box

Please Sign In to save this recipe to your Recipe Box. You will be returned to this recipe once signed in.

Sign In

add to my recipe box

Pesto Grilled Cheese

Add to Folder Cancel

recipe added successfully!

Pesto Grilled Cheese was added to your  folder.

Close

share with your friends

Pesto Grilled Cheese