mozzarella and red pesto grilled cheese
5 from 2 votes

Mozzarella and Red Pesto Grilled Cheese

This recipe for mozzarella and red pesto grilled is a great spin on traditional grilled cheese with a bit of an Italian twist!

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword italian, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1031 kcal
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


  1. Set a cast large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 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.
  3. Sprinkle with bread with a bit of the oregano.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The sandwich is ready when browned and the mozzarella has melted around the edges.

Recipe Notes

Red Pesto Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella and Red Pesto Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1031 Calories from Fat 576
% Daily Value*
Fat 64g98%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 2852mg124%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 2335IU47%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 1343mg134%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.