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Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches

 Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches
To create a more “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwich, I threw in tangy goat cheese and peppery arugula. I enjoy a similar combination on pizza, and it worked here, too! —Jess Apfe, Berkeley, California
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1-1/2 cups roasted sweet red peppers, drained and patted dry
  • 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Directions

  • Spread pesto over four slices of bread. Layer with peppers,
  • mozzarella cheese, goat cheese and arugula; top with remaining
  • bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  • In a large skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat 3-4 minutes on
  • each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.