Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
A grilled cheese sandwich is pure comfort food, and this Mediterranean Grilled Cheese adds layers of deliciousness to the classic!
Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
A toasted cheese sandwich is the epitome of comfort food. Buttered toast and gooey cheese. Nothing better in my book. I tend to keep my version simple, with bread, and whatever melty cheese happens to be in the fridge. But to shake things up a bit, I layered some of my favorite ingredients to bring you this Mediterranean Grilled Cheese featuring provolone and prosciutto!
Gourmet Toasted Cheese Sandwich
I brought this beauty into the kitchen after photographing it. Bill asked if it was up for grabs. Sure was. As he got closer. he inquired, “What’s that funny stuff in it?” Yeah, as usual, I got the third degree regarding a new dish. He didn’t even balk at the kalamata olives in this gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.
On the other hand, I’m not certain they weren’t surreptitiously removed when I wasn’t looking! But nonetheless, the ol’ ball and chain gave this Mediterranean grilled cheese rave reviews. And so will you!
You may have noticed I served this sandwich with a Sauvignon Blanc. This Sauvignon Blanc is light-bodied with a medium sweetness with the “fruit flavors of honeydew melon, citrus, and ripe apple, providing a light and crisp finish.” Food pairing recommendations include “tangy tomato sauce, pesto, seafood dishes or salads.” And might I add grilled cheese?
More Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes:
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- Honey Glazed Peach and Pork Tenderloin Grilled Cheese by Melanie Makes
- Roasted Red Pepper, Feta, and Olive Grilled Cheese by Neighborfood
- Chicken Pesto Grilled Cheese
- Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese
- Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Recipe
A gooey grilled cheese with a Mediterranean twist!
For each sandwich:
- Butter, at room temperature for easier spreading
- 2 slices bread of choice (I used multigrain)
- 2 teaspoons pesto
- 1/2 roasted and peeled red or yellow bell pepper (jarred or roasted and peeled at home)
- 3 Kalamata olives, sliced
- 2 slices Prosciutto
- 1 slice provolone cheese
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Spread a teaspoon or so of pesto on the other side.
With butter side down, layer one slice with the bell pepper, olives, prosciutto, and the sliced cheese. Spread pesto on unbuttered side of the remaining slice and place it pesto side down onto sandwich.
Heat grill pan or frying pan and place sandwich butter side down. Cook till bread is brown and toasted, then carefully flip and repeat. Turn the temperature of burner down if the bread is browning too quickly (before the cheese is melted).
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 599Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 2281mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g
48 Comments on “Mediterranean Grilled Cheese”
You and I were working on a similar wavelength here! I love that you added prosciutto–nothing beats that bit of smoky saltiness.
Ooh, I was planning to make a grilled cheese sandwich for ‘dinner’ tonight Liz so I might take a few tips from this. I don’t have any provolone (or ham for that matter!) but I love the idea of adding pesto, olives and peppers!
Prosicutto AND roasted peppers AND pesto? Plus my newfound love, olives? I wouldn’t pick out a single thing from this sandwich. Glorious!
I agree, grilled cheese are the ultimate in comfort food. This sammie looks fantastic!
What a great idea of flavors! I am huge fan of kalamata olives, so I am going to have to experiment soon!
Can never resist a nicely toasted cheese sandwich, can’t you?
Get in my belly! Love this fresh sammie. Pinned.
LOVE these!! What a fabulous sandwich!!
Liz, I couldn’t agree more. . A grilled cheese sandwich is the epitome of comfort food!! yes! I love provolone and prosciutto and wow, you added pesto too!!! delicious!!
I love Mediterranean flavors, and the pesto with the cheeses sound fantastic. This is definitely a must make…soon!!
I love your sandwich! You have all of my favorite things stuffed between two pieces of bread! I just love it!!
Lovely combination of mediterranean flavors! Swooning over the melty cheese…beautiful pics!
What a gorgeous sandwich Liz! Beautiful photography.
I never thought to use pesto in grilled cheese. Great idea, Liz!
I think Grilled Cheese is the perfect Sunday Supper and your looks amazing!!
Extra olives for my sandwich please! What great flavors in this sandwich.
Lizzy , that grilled cheese looks simply delicious ! I haven’t tried pairing sandwich with white wine or any wine for that matter , but it sounds wonderful 😀
Great pics! Grilled cheese would be good for breakfast too… right???:@)
Such sandwich is definitely comfort food! I usually like something like that for my breakfast on weekends 🙂
I love grilled cheese, this looks especially mouthwatering with the Mediterranean flavors!