Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese

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!  



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  1. Ohhh this looks really good!!! I LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches, and I love the idea of using pesto!!!!! That sounds delicious, thanks for sharing your idea, I'll definitely do this too!!! 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yum! This is my favorite kind of sandwich. And we just bought a panini press. How I've lived without one for so long surprises me. I'm just gonna have to make me one of these sandwiches soon. Stopping by from 504 Main.

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