Basil-Tomato Grilled Cheese Recipe
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Basil-Tomato Grilled Cheese Recipe

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The tastes of summer abound in this easy Italian-style grilled cheese sandwich. Not only is it delicious, it's super-fast, so you can get back to those summer outdoor activities. —Sylvia Schmitt, Sun City, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 467 calories, 27 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 723 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. On four slices of bread, layer cheese and tomatoes; sprinkle with the basil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Top with remaining bread.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, cheese and garlic powder; brush over the outsides of each sandwich.
  3. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil-Tomato Grilled Cheese in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 467 calories, 27 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 723 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

Very good. Hubby wanted seconds, which is unusual, so it MUST be very good. Easy and a nice fresh lunch.

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

An excellent way to use fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. I used ciabatta bread, which made them pretty tall, so I would recommend a panini press or George Foreman grill if you have one to keep the ingredients together

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

This is a great grilled cheese sandwich! Perfect for adults, especially. Lots of flavor and very filling.

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

What a treat! Made a terrific lunch. My sister in law and all the kiddos loved it!

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

Simply amazing, melts in your mouth. I even made it with rye bread as it's healthier and that worked really well.

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