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Mediterranean Grilled Cheese sliced and plated on a square white dish

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

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A grilled cheese sandwich is pure comfort food, and this Mediterranean Grilled Cheese adds layers of deliciousness to the classic!

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese sliced and plated on a square white dish

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

A grilled 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, 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!

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

Picky Palate Approved

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.

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!

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese (3)

Wine Pairing

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?

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Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

A gooey grilled cheese with a Mediterranean twist!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 1 sandwich

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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 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 temperature of burner down if bread is browning too quickly (before cheese is melted).

Yield: 1 grilled cheese sandwich/ 1 serving

Total time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 599Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 2281mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g

 

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48 comments on “Mediterranean Grilled Cheese”

  1. You just can’t beat a good grilled cheese. I had a fabulous one from a food truck last week with ham, thinly sliced granny smith apples, and swiss. It was good, but I think i would like this better.

  2. Lizzy,
    Any time you say prosciutto, I’m in. Love it. I could eat it until I explode.
    Annamaria

  3. Great inspiration you had on your own twist of the yummy grill cheese. I don,t make enough of them. Will keep your recipe on hand. Ball and chain lol, funny every time.

  4. Oh my goodness, this is one grilled cheese that would steal my heart and my own Bill would growl at the kalamata olives . . . he only eats green olives (and not fresh, but from the jar!). I missed this SS, been so busy and hoping things change for the better in terms of my blogging time now. Hope you’re enjoying your springtime Liz!

  5. A grilled cheese with pesto and kalamata olives? Oh yeah, baby! PLUS wine? I think I love you, Liz 😀

  6. The olives just take it over the top and definitely not something I would have thought to put in!

  7. I made a loaf of multigrain bread today and I have everything in the ingredient list. We’re having this for lunch tomorrow!!! Thanks Liz!!

  8. Yep – these ingredients totally have my heart. Mediterranean flavors ALL THE WAY!

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