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Sun-Dried Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese is a classic quick and easy meal. I love experimenting with different combinations. This is one of my favorites. —jessie Apfe, Berkeley, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh arugula
  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • Place the first 8 ingredients in a food processor; process until blended.
  • Spread over each of 4 bread slices; top with cheeses, arugula, red pepper and remaining bread. Brush outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  • On a griddle, toast sandwiches over medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes per side.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Make these sandwiches on the grill for a hint of smoky flavor.
  • If you don't love the mild tang of sourdough, use a loaf of Italian bread instead.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 sandwich: 491 calories, 31g fat (14g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 942mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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