Tomato-Pesto Cheddar Melts Recipe

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Give ordinary grilled cheese sandwiches a boost with this tasty recipe. Prepared pesto and sliced tomato add an inteesting and delicious twist.—Lil Morris, Emerald Park, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 215 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein .


  1. Spread pesto over one side of each slice of bread. Top with tomato and cheese; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter; add sandwiches. Cover and cook until bread is lightly toasted and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Pesto Cheddar Melts in Country Woman July/August 2005, p37

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