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Grilled Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Sandwich

Grilled Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Sandwich

I had a bit of goats cheese to use and I was thinking about just crumbling it over a salad but then I thought, no I can do something more creative with this. While I was looking through my fridge for ideas I noticed some of the red peppers that I had roasted and frozen in the fall and I knew that the sweet and smoky roasted red peppers would go perfectly with the tangy goat cheese. Right beside the red peppers was some bread and I recalled my experiments with pestos in grilled cheese sandwiches and I knew that I would have to try making a grilled goat cheese and roasted red pepper pesto sandwich. Five minutes later I had a batch of roasted red pepper pesto and a few minutes after that I was enjoying a little piece of heaven in my mouth, well, after taking some photographs that is. I made sure to bring the goat cheese up to room temperature before making the sandwich and by the time it came off the grill pan it was just starting to get all melty and good! The creaminess of the goat cheese played really well with the sweet and flavourful pesto and the buttery, crispy fried bread coating finished everything off perfectly.

Grilled Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Sandwich

(makes 1 sandwich)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons roasted red pepper pesto
2 tablespoons goat cheese (room temperature)
2 slices bread (lightly toasted)
1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)

Directions:
1. Assemble sandwich and grill until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.

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31 comments:

cheryle said...

Can we be friends for life ? Or maybe we can just live beside each other and meet each other every day ? LOL I just love your ideas..and they inspire me! You are awesome..always know that !

Nina Timm said...

My two favorit ingredients, make that three...bread, goat's cheese and roast pepper!! All combined, it is just awesome!!

jose manuel said...

Yo quiero un sandwich de esos para el desayuno.

Saludos

millysminikitchen said...

My mouth is watering, looking at this sandwich! I'm saving the pesto recipe.

Joanne said...

I love how the pesto is basically falling out of that sandwich. Looks so appealing.

jane deere said...

This looks like the best grilled cheese EVER! Great use of on-hand ingredients. I'm a new subscriber to your blog...I love it!

sheila @ Elements said...

Now that's my kind of sandwich!! :)

mschro said...

that looks great. thanks for posting!

Cynthia said...

Ummmmm, I can imagine the tart creaminess of the goat cheese with the sweet red pepper pesto and that wonderfully toasted bread! Heaven!

Chris said...

Is it wrong for just wanting to lick that sandwich?

mirtilla said...

Good...

Stephanie said...

Wonderful! I envy people like you who can just create a recipe from what's in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That is making my mouth water Kevin! I love the stuff you come up with!!

I heart goat cheese!

Laura Keller said...

Salivating over here! Goat cheese and roasted red pepper pesto on one delicious grilled sandwich - what more could a girl ask for?

meeso said...

What an awesome sandwich!

Anonymous said...

May I ask what the sauce in there is?

Danièle said...

That a great idea! Merci. It's nice to have new way to cook goat cheese.

Danièle said...

That's a great idea! Merci.
It's nice to have a new way to cook goat cheese (I loveit!)

Ben said...

Hmm great combination Kevin!

smalltownoven said...

Sounds like a fantastic success in the kitchen!

Aurelia said...

That sandwich sounds great! I'm glad I've already eaten before reading this hehe. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Denise Michaels - Adventurous Foodie said...

That sounds amazing. It's like a really kicked up grilled cheese sandwich. Much more original than tossing the goat cheese on top of a salad. Especially comforting now that winter is almost here.

Tapping Therapy said...

Oh my! What a mouth watering dish you have here! Bookmarked and saved! Will surely try this next weekend!

LimeCake said...

Such a simple yet incredibly delicious sandwich! Great flavours!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I don't usually read, let alone comment on savory posts, but this one looks soo good :)

Carrie said...

Oh wow, looks great! Wish I had this for lunch :)

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

You had me at goat cheese. Mmmm. I've just recently got on the goat cheese band wagon and adore it (my fav is homemade sundried tomato pesto over creamy goat cheese). I'll give this sandwich a try.

dining room tables said...

I have always loved goat's cheese. It has a very nice taste and it gives a different flavor to every dish.

elpi said...

These sound delicious. I’m saving the recipe to my file and will make it soon! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

Peggy said...

This sandwich sounds awesome! I just love coming up with things on the fly based on what's in the fridge! Great job!

Sara said...

Just wanted to let you know that I made this sandwich for lunch today and it was INCREDIBLE! I added some spinach and basil leaves along with the cheese and pesto, and absolutely loved it! Great recipe, thank you! :)

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