Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe
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Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

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Why settle for ordinary grilled cheese when this is so easy to fix? Pair the sandwiches with your favorite soup for a fast, satisfying meal. —Arlene Reagan, Limerick, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 slices walnut-raisin bread
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 8 slices provolone and mozzarella cheese blend
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 435 calories, 29 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 739 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. Spread four slices of bread with pesto. Layer with cheese and tomato; top with remaining bread. Butter outsides of sandwiches.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p52

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"I made with cinnamon raisin bread and it was fantastic!"

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"I made this with whole wheat bread. I also added sliced turkey and ham and then used my panini maker. It was very good."

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