Pesto Grilled Cheese Tips
What kinds of bread are good for pesto grilled cheese?
We use a walnut-raisin bread
for this recipe to introduce a sweet-and-savory element, but most bread is suitable for pesto grilled cheese. Try sourdough bread
to add a tangy flavor, multigrain bread for a nutrient-rich option, or brioche to create a level of indulgence. Ultimately, the different types of bread
affect the flavor and texture of the grilled cheese, so have some fun and experiment with yours.
What other types of cheese can you pair with pesto?
Most cheeses pair well with pesto, from tangy goat cheese to briny feta. We prefer melty cheeses for grilled cheese
, but you don’t have to use the classic mozzarella, American cheese or cheddar here. Try Havarti for a buttery character or fontina for its nutty flavor, both of which pair exceptionally well with your favorite store-bought pesto brand
What do you serve with pesto grilled cheese?Tomato soup
is the classic side dish for grilled cheese, so don’t be afraid to serve the standard side dish with pesto grilled cheese. Other good side dishes for grilled cheese include a green salad or coleslaw, pickles or a pasta salad
. For a crunchy option, look to potato chips or french fries. —Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer
1 sandwich: 435 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 739mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.