Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe

How To Make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Grilled cheese sandwiches with a rich tomato and basil pesto sauce taste like mini pizzas with their gooey and creamy cheese filling.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



For Sun Dried Tomato Pesto:

  • ozsun dried tomatoes,packed in olive oil
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,crushed
  • ½tspsugar
  • 1cupfresh basil leaves,packed
  • ¼cuppine nuts,(+ 2 tbsp)
  • cupparmigiano reggiano,freshly grated
  • 2tbspwater

For Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

  • 8slicesitalian bread
  • 4tbspsoftened butter
  • 8ozfontina or gruyere,or any good melting cheese, sliced or grated
  • ½cupsun dried tomato pesto


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade, combine the sun-dried tomatoes with their oil, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, sugar, basil, pine nuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano and 2 tablespoons of water.

  2. Pulse, scraping down the sides as necessary, until the mixture is finely puréed.

  3. Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter, then flip over and spread the pesto evenly over the other side of each slice. Heat a large nonstick or cast iron pan over medium heat.

  4. Place 4 slices of bread, butter-side-down, in the pan. Divide the cheese evenly over the bread, then top the sandwiches with the remaining bread. Cook until the first side is golden brown.

  5. Carefully flip the sandwiches and cook until the cheese is fully melted and the bread is golden brown. Let cool slightly, then slice the sandwiches in half and serve.


  • Calories: 766.21kcal
  • Fat: 46.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.27g
  • Fiber: 10.03g
  • Sugar: 26.53g
  • Protein: 32.94g
  • Cholesterol: 104.73mg
  • Sodium: 1219.45mg
  • Calcium: 584.32mg
  • Potassium: 2232.66mg
  • Iron: 7.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 354.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.99mg
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