Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese

"From Southern Living January 2007 test kitchen's top rated recipes."
 
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Ready In:
27mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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!).
  • Spread evenly on 1 side of each sourdough bread slice.
  • Place 4 bread slices, pesto sides down, on wax paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • *Provolone or mozzarella cheese slices may be substituted.

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Reviews

  1. my3beachbabes
    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!!
     
  2. cookiedog
    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!
     
  3. Redsie
    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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