Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese

    Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese. Photo by Redsie

    1/2 Photos of Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    27 mins

    15 mins

    12 mins

    Juenessa's Note:

    From Southern Living January 2007 test kitchen's top rated recipes.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Stir together mayonnaise and pesto sauce. (**Note: the pesto is a little salty--some might like it that way. However, I would suggest using between 1 and 2 tablespoons of pesto and see how you like it!).
    2. 2
      Spread evenly on 1 side of each sourdough bread slice.
    3. 3
      Place 4 bread slices, pesto sides down, on wax paper.
    4. 4
      Layer 4 bread slices on wax paper each with 1 fontina cheese slice, bell peppers, and 1 Cheddar cheese slice; top with remaining bread slices, pesto sides up.
    5. 5
      Cook sandwiches, in batches, on a hot griddle or in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, gently pressing with a spatula, 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese melts.
    6. 6
      *Provolone or mozzarella cheese slices may be substituted.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 01, 2008


      Wow, this was a delicious grilled cheese! I used a sun dried tomato pesto, YUM! My DH loved it and was asking me "Are you going to eat all of yours?". So I will be making this again! Thanks for posting this!!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on March 10, 2007


      This takes a grilled cheese sandwich to the next level. Wonderful. I used the full amount of pesto, yellow peppers, mozzarella, and I couldn't resist adding a few basil leaves. Quick to put together and oh so good!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on March 04, 2007


      I just love grilled cheese and this was very tasty!! Loved the mix of mayo and pesto! Next time, would use a little less pesto as it was very salty. Used cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. Thanks Juenessa!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (2189 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4522.0
    Calories from Fat 637
    Total Fat 70.8 g
    Saturated Fat 22.1 g
    Cholesterol 66.9 mg
    Sodium 11055.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 805.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 47.1 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 150.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:


    pesto sauce

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes