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

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My teenager and I were in a lovely coffee shop and she was hungry for a sandwich. She never eats vegetables but loved this, so of course I had to duplicate it at home. —Kathryn Hudson, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

411 calories: 1 sandwich, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 541mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein .


  1. Layer the cheese, basil and tomatoes on four bread slices. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper. Top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  2. Cook in a preheated panini maker or indoor electric grill until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Basil Grilled Cheese in Taste of Home February/March 2013

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"I made this and added a balsamic glaze to one side of the bread. Turned out very good! I also made one that had avocado on it and will do that again as well. This is a fresh sandwich that is perfect for a summer afternoon."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"This was just too much for both my husband and I. I guess you could say it was overpowering with all that bread and cheese. I'm surprised because I love all the ingredients. Maybe it would be better to use a different kind of bread or less cheese?"

Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"I did make it with Swiss instead of Mozz since that was what we had on hand."

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