Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 21, 2023
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
Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Spread pesto over 4 slices of bread. Layer with peppers, mozzarella cheese, goat cheese and arugula; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  2. In a large skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 499 calories, 30g fat (17g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1438mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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