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    Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    27 mins

    15 mins

    12 mins

    Juenessa's Note:

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

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    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

      55

      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!!

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    • on March 10, 2007

      55

      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!

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    • on March 04, 2007

      55

      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (2208 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4522.0
     
    Calories from Fat 637
    14%
    Total Fat 70.8 g
    109%
    Saturated Fat 22.1 g
    110%
    Cholesterol 66.9 mg
    22%
    Sodium 11055.6 mg
    460%
    Total Carbohydrate 805.9 g
    268%
    Dietary Fiber 47.1 g
    188%
    Sugars 5.5 g
    22%
    Protein 150.1 g
    300%

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    pesto sauce

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