Caprese Grilled Cheese #SundaySupper

Taking my favorite salad ingredients and transforming them into a Caprese Grilled Cheese was a genius move! Melty mozzarella, garden tomatoes and pesto make for a divine sandwich!

Caprese Grilled Cheese | A genius grilled cheese based on the scrumptious Caprese salad

Caprese Grilled Cheese for National Grilled Cheese Month!

Did you all know that April is National Grilled Cheese month??? I would be happy to eat this combination of gooey cheese inside of buttery toasted bread every.single.day…what’s not to love?  When I saw these tempting sandwiches on my friend Alisha’s gorgeous blog, The Ardent Epicure, I knew I would make them.  These tasted marvelous with slices of hothouse tomatoes, so I can only imagine how fabulous they’d be with peak of season garden tomatoes. I used buffalo mozzarella as did Alisha, but any fresh mozz will do. I also added a layer of pesto for an extra oomph of basil.Caprese Grilled Cheese | A genius grilled cheese based on the scrumptious Caprese salad

Adapt to Your Heart’s Content

There is no exact recipe. You may choose to use garlic butter to amp up the flavor. Add some proscuitto for another dimension. And I’ve been thinking about subbing some fresh Georgia peaches for the tomatoes. What do you think???  Thanks, Alisha, for inspiring me with this simple, yet delectable sandwich.

Caprese Grilled Cheese | A genius grilled cheese based on the scrumptious Caprese salad

Caprese Grilled Cheese

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Inspired by The Ardent Epicure blog

Ingredients

  • Sliced ciabatta, or bread of choice, 2 slices per sandwich
  • Butter, at room temperature
  • Pesto
  • 1-2 fresh tomatoes, cut into thin slices
  • 1-2 balls of buffalo mozzarella, sliced
  • Garlic salt
  • Basil leaves, about 2-3 per sandwich

Instructions

  1. Brush one side of bread per sandwich with butter and place buttered sides down in large sauté pan. Smear pesto on exposed side. Layer each with cheese, then sprinkle well with garlic salt followed by tomato slices and basil. Top each sandwich with a second slice of buttered bread, butter side up.
  2. Sauté till first side is golden brown, flip and cook till second side is brown and cheese is melted. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 537kcal Calories from fat 341
% Daily Value
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 1063mg 44%
Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 39g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Katie and me feasting on our favorite Caprese salads
in Siena, Italy


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