Pesto Grilled Cheese

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.



Pesto Grilled Cheese is a flavourful cheese sandwich recipe.

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

This grilled cheese sandwich is filled with a combination of shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

This basil pesto grilled cheese recipe takes about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

To make this basil pesto grilled cheese, I started by dumping some shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses into a mixing bowl.

shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan cheese in a mixing bowl

I added some basil pesto to the bowl.

basil pesto on top of shredded parmesan and shredded mozzarella cheese in a mixing bowl

I stirred until all of the ingredients were combined.

mixture of basil pesto, shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan in a mixing bowl

Then I spread softened butter onto four slices of bread.

buttered slices of bread on a cutting board

I flipped two of the slices of bread over so that they were butter side down.

I divided the pesto and cheese mixture evenly between the two slices of bread.

pesto and shredded cheese mixture on top of slices of bread on a cutting board

Then I placed the remaining two slices of bread, butter side up, on top of the cheese to form two sandwiches.

grilled cheese sandwiches on a cutting board before cooking

I placed the sandwiches in a large saute pan over low heat.

grilled cheese sandwiches in a frying pan

When the bottoms were golden brown I flipped the sandwiches.

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

I continued cooking the sandwiches until both sides were nicely browned.

Then I removed the pan from the heat.

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

I served the sandwiches immediately so that the cheese would be nice and gooey.

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

If you are looking for a fun twist on a classic sandwich, then you need to try this Pesto Grilled Cheese!

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Pesto Grilled Cheese:

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 4 slices bread

How to Make Pesto Grilled Cheese:

  1. Dump the shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan cheese into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the basil pesto to the bowl.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Spread the butter on the slices of bread.
  5. Flip two of the bread slices over so that they are butter side down.
  6. Spoon the cheese and pesto mixture onto the two slices of bread, dividing it evenly between the two.
  7. Place the remaining two slices of bread, butter side up, on top to form two sandwiches.
  8. Place the sandwiches in a large saute pan over low heat.
  9. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown. About 4 – 5 minutes.
  10. Flip and continue cooking till both sides are golden brown. About 4-5 minutes.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 2 Sandwiches

Pesto Grilled Cheese

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

Pesto Grilled Cheese is an easy lunch or dinner recipe with buttered bread filled with gooey mozzarella, parmesan and basil pesto.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 4 slices bread

Instructions

  1. Dump the shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan cheese into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the basil pesto to the bowl.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Spread the butter on the slices of bread.
  5. Flip two of the bread slices over so that they are butter side down.
  6. Spoon the cheese and pesto mixture onto the two slices of bread, dividing it evenly between the two.
  7. Place the remaining two slices of bread, butter side up, on top to form two sandwiches.
  8. Place the sandwiches in a large saute pan over low heat.
  9. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown. About 4 - 5 minutes.
  10. Flip and continue cooking till both sides are golden brown. About 4-5 minutes.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 614Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 1071mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 24g

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