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Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Serve these flavorful, simple Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Quick and Easy Italian Soup, if desired.

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 8 slices 100% Whole Grain Bread
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz mozzarella sliced

Instructions

Pesto

  • Combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, and olive oil in a food processor. Process until well combined.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  • Spread 1/2 Tablespoon butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • On non-buttered side of each of 4 slices of bread, spread 1-2 Tablespoons pesto. Top with 1 slice of mozzarella. Top with remaining slices of bread, butter side out.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sandwiches (1-2 at a time, depending on how large of a skillet is being used) to hot skillet, butter side down.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip sandwich and cook 2-3 minutes on other side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove from skillet. Keep warm, and repeat with remaining sandwiches.
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