mozzarella and red pesto grilled cheese
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Mozzarella and Red Pesto Grilled Cheese

A traditional grilled cheese recipe, done the Italian way!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword italian, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1031kcal
Author Erren


  • 4 slices thick-cut bread of your choice
  • 1 cup red pesto see notes for the link
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cut into 1⁄4-inch slices
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • dried oregano
  • extra-virgin olive oil or butter


  • Set a cast large skillet over medium heat.
  • Assemble sandwich by smearing insides of bread slices with pesto. Arrange a layer of the mozzarella slices then place another piece of bread on top to make the sandwich.
  • Sprinkle with bread with a bit of the oregano.
  • Drizzle olive oil over pan (or if using margarine, spread it on the outside of the bottom slice) place sandwiches on the hot pan and place another heavy frying pan on top to form a press.
  • After 2 to 3 minutes if using butter, spread the butter over the outside of the top piece of bread, flip the sandwich and replace pan on top to weigh it down again.
  • The sandwich is ready when browned and the mozzarella has melted around the edges.



Calories: 1031kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 2852mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2335IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 1343mg | Iron: 4.4mg