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Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I made up this recipe for the students in the foods and nutrition class I teach. The kids like it so much, they often go home and fix it for their families. —Beth Hiott, York, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 4 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • Marinara sauce warmed, optional

Directions

  • Spread four bread slices with pesto. Layer with cheeses; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with oil.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Serve with marinara if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich (calculated without marinara): 445 calories, 27g fat (10g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 759mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Cargram
    Dec 2, 2015

    Haven't tried yet, but will for certain and I think I'll add sliced tomato and use my indoor grill.

  • annsway1
    Oct 6, 2011

    These are superb. I love pesto with cheese.

  • fms8day
    Jul 26, 2011

    excellent!