Oh how I love my panini maker my husband gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago! The other day I was on Pinterest and had pinned a sandwich much like this one. Within hours it had been pinned lots and lots of times. So I searched high and low for a actual recipe but unfortunately nothing came up to go along with the picture I found. So I decided that since I wasn’t the only person intrigued by the picture I took it upon myself to make up a recipe and man was it delicious (and pretty I might add). These don’t need to be made on a panini press and can be made right in the oven, on a skillet, or in a pan whatever is easiest for you!
Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese
yields: 4 sandwiches
1 loaf French bread
2 tomatoes (sliced in a little thicker slices)
1 lb of mozzarella cheese (ask the deli to cut it in thicker slices)
2 Tablespoons pesto sauce (pictured or make your own)
salt and pepper
Slice the french bread in 1 inch pieces. Spread mayo on the outside of the slice. Place on panini maker mayo side down and then take about a teaspoon of pesto and spread it on the bread. Take slice of cheese and cut it in half if it doesn’t fit on bread. ( I used 1 1/2 slices total all cut in half) Take 3 tomato slices put them on and salt and pepper them. Put sandwich together but putting a slice of bread mayo side up. Once cheese is all melted and the bread begins to look golden brown remove!