April 18, 2012

Grilled Cheese with Pesto

Behold... our all-time favorite grilled cheese! Pesto and gooey cheese on the inside, and a garlic parmesan crust on the outside. And of course tomato soup for dunking! I keep meaning to try this with clover sprouts in there too.

Bread slices
Mozzarella cheese (or other)
Garlic salt
Grated parmesan-style cheese (vegetarian)
Butter (I use vegan Earth Balance)

Place griddle pan over medium heat.
Spread a thin layer of pesto on one slice of bread. Add cheese, and top with other slice of bread.
Add butter to hot pan. Melt and spread around to cover an area big enough for the bread.
Sprinkle parmesan and a small amount of garlic salt on the melted butter.
Place sandwich on the pan, sliding it around to pick up all the flavors.
Once the bottom side is browned remove the sandwich and place on a plate.
Repeat the butter, parmesan, and garlic salt on the pan. Place sandwich on the other side to brown.
Cook until both sides are browned and cheese is melted.

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  1. I wish my boys loved, or even liked grilled cheese! I'll take mine with pesto like you!

  2. Great picture, and great idea with the pesto cant wait to make :)

  3. I LOVE pesto!! I have always used it as a sandwich spread but never thought to put on grilled cheese! Great Idea!! I will be making this very soon! :)