Fast Italian Grilled Cheese Recipe
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Fast Italian Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Provolone cheese, tomato slices and basil leaves make up the satisfying filling for these flame-broiled sandwiches. Lightly brushed with Italian salad dressing, they're sure to become family favorites. —Melody Biddinger Costa Mesa, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 thin tomato slices
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 slices Italian bread (1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 394 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 1022mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. Layer the basil, tomato and cheese on two slices of bread. Top with remaining bread. Brush outsides of sandwiches with salad dressing. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Italian Grilled Cheese in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p29

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KitchenQueen60 User ID: 3758584 260136
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2017

"What makes the sodium level so high? Could this be a typo? I'd like to try these, they sound delicious."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 225532
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"Very Good! I added salami and onion."

rebeccascafe User ID: 8039558 47275
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"A great twist on a grilled cheese sandwich! I make it using our panini press, and Good Seasons Cheese Garlic Dressing (prepared). Very tasty and satisfying combination!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1202636 205508
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"quick, delicious and a wonderful way to celebrate home grown basil."

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