I had some sun dried tomato pesto left over from the zucchini and sun dried tomato pesto parmesan tart and I figured that it would be just enough to use in a grilled cheese sandwich. Not too long ago I ended up with some leftover spinach pesto and I had been experimenting with grilled cheese sandwiches at the time and naturally the spinach pesto grilled cheese sandwich was born. I really liked the way the pesto worked in a grilled cheese sandwich and I had just been itching to try it again so I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the tasty left over sun dried tomato pesto.
Although the basic grilled cheese sandwich is pretty simple, there are endless ways to make them more exciting from simply changing up the cheese to adding extra flavours. With the primary ingredient of this sandwich being the sun dried tomato pesto, I was thinking tomatoes and for a cheese the natural choice seemed to be mozzarella. With the tomatoes and mozzarella on my mind I started thinking about caprese salads and as luck would have it, I also had some fresh basil left over from the tart and with that my sandwich was finished. Once again, I was throughly impressed by how amazingly well the pesto worked in a grilled cheese sandwich! The sun dried tomato pesto just packed the sandwich full of flavour and the basil brought a hint of freshness. The melted cheese brought everything together and the toasted, buttery, golden brown bread finished things off perfectly.
Sundried Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 3 tablespoons sundried tomato pesto
- 1 slice mozzarella cheese
- 1 handful basil leaves
- 2 slices bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 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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jose manuel says
Que aspecto del sandwich, tan cremoso, me encanta.
Me apunto este sandwich para ponerlo en pendientes.
Recipe for Delicious says
What a gorgeous photo! I just finished supper, but I could eat two of those!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A scrummy toasted sandwich! I love that Italian touch…
What a great sandwich Kevin. I like that you are playing with Sundried Tomato Pesto.
This is the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich!
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Your grilled sandwich Kevin always lok fantastic and delicious! yummy! gloria
Magic of Spice says
Wow that is one mean grilled cheese…love these flavors:)
Your grilled cheese sandwiches always look so good that I almost put something aside from cheese in one myself. Then I forget next time I go to make one, and then eventually you post another one and I remember.
I'm not usually a sundried tomato fan, but this looks amazing! My mouth is literally watering here 🙂
Your pestos sound delicious and this sandwich is killing me. So simple yet so gourmet!
That looks so cheesy and delicious! I want that for lunch tomorrow! 🙂
Top of my to do list when I get home!
Fuat Gencal says
Çok güzel olmuş, leziz ve iştah açıcı,ellerinize sağlık.
Pesto and grilled cheese are like a match made in heaven, but when you throw in the sun-dried tomatoes – it gets even better.
Delicious combination of flavors, and gorgeous photograph! There really are endless ways to play around with grilled cheese – I recently made one with strawberries and avocados :).
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Kevin, you can make really magical sandwiches! so beautiful!
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Geez Kevin, you make the most simple foods look amazing!
This looks delicious and definitely worth a try once I do the next shop!
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Yes this looks delicious!!
We Are Not Martha says
This is basically a heaven to me! Grilled cheese is good enough as is… but with pesto and sundried tomato? PERFECT! 🙂
Grilled cheese is one of my favourite comfort foods and that photo has me craving one right now! Looks awesome!
Losing in the City says
if i could, i would love to jump right into my computer and eat your grill cheese sandwich.. looks absolutely delish 🙂
That is probably the prettiest grilled cheese sandwich ever!
Ana Powell says
The perfect photo, delicious sandwich.
Wishing you a great Sunday ♥
Culinary Cory says
An awesome sandwich. Simple to make and packed full of flavor.
Foy Update - Garden Cook Write Repeat says
I've be dehydrating grape and cherry tomatoes like crazy and I've got a couple big plants of basil. Since I became vegetarian I've been looking for a replacement for the BLTs. This might be it.
Long-time follower here showing support! I love your blog, keep up the exceptional work!
Great photo! This sandwich looks fab!
Dom at Belleau Kitchen says
Hey Kevin, grilled cheese looks so good, sometimes it's the simple things in life that are the best… I just made my version of your spanakopita and wanted to say thanks for the inspiration, it turned out soooo good! here's the link: http://belleaukitchen.blogspot.com/
Healthy and Homemade says
All that cheese is killing me right now! yum!
looks ooey, gooey and oh so yummy!!!!!! mmmmmmM!
I was completely bummed this morning because all I have left in the fridge from not going to the store in week's is bread and cheese, but you've definitely inspired me to get creative with grilled cheeses!
Is it weird that I can always recognize which photos/recipes are yours when I see them on tastespotting? You must have a very distinct style of photography or something, because I can always pick you out among the crowd! Love your site and your recipes. Keep it up!
A. Rizzi says
mmmm…grilled cheeeese. i'll have 6.
amish bed frames says
This is perfect! I love the photo and it just made my mouth water! I am really going to try this one.
Fantastic recipe! I will be doing this one very soon. Thank you for the idea.
I followed your recipe for sundried tomato pesto specifically to make this grilled cheese and it was fantastic! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!