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”
I know this grilled cheese would get rave review chez nous as well! We make one that is grated cheese with green onions folded in and about 1 tbsp of cognac or whiskey folded right into it…it’s downright decadent but then again so is adding prosciutto! I love the way you’ve got the cheese oozing out, made me lick my lips I kid you not. And a bonus that Mr. picky loved it too!
Grilled cheese sandwiches are the best. I love all the different add ins you can have to make them truly decadent. This isn’t your kid grilled cheese at all!
Holy guacamole – the OLIVES!!! Maybe I need to go make of these today!
These look amazing! I love the peppers and olives!
The 4 P’s — pesto, peppers, prosciutto and provolone…that’s all you need!
Another day and another day that Bill gets to eat! He must be stacking on the pounds. I love the look of this. I saw it on FB and was drooling. I agree – there’s nothing better than a grilled cheese sambo especially when served with a lovely glass of red xx
This is definitely not the every day grilled cheese and I think it’s a great idea! My other half would love this. Definitely a good date-night-in idea, complete with wine!
To borrow your expression, Liz, I am swooning at all this gooey melted Provolone goodness. Who wouldn’t want to dive into the sandwich? My guess is you are lucky you were able to get it photographed before fingers reached for the sandwich =)
If Bill says this sandwich is good, I’m sure I’ll like it. 🙂 He’s way pickier than I am so if he gives it a thumbs up, it’s going to be wonderful.
Oh Liz, what a treat! Loove those things! 😉 ela
It looks so tasty and comforting! I would love one for the lunch.
I love just about any grilled cheese. Hated them as a kid. Probably because my mother only used American cheese, and I never liked that!
We’ve been on a sandwich kick lately and this looks like one we’d enjoy. Happy Sunday!!
Sometimes this is the only comfort food necessary 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Very creative grilled cheese! I’m sure it tasted great!
Oh yum!! This looks delicious! I love to toast a slice of gluten-free bread and top it with a bit of butter and a slice of cheese! YUM!
Absolutely love the addition of pesto on your sandwich, Liz – scrumptious!
Not that confimation was needed for my happiness, but receiving the ol’ ball and chain seal of approval definitely means this sandwich ROCKS!!! Totally delish, Liz!
Mmm, the sharp provolone is not something you usually see in grilled cheese, but I bet it is amazing.
Mediterranean grilled cheese sounds perfect for me. Love love love provolone! And I would so not take the olives out. Mmmm!