Caprese Grilled Cheese Panini

Caprese grilled cheese has the flavors of fresh basil from the pesto, layered with a slice of fresh tomatoes and sliced mozzarella and grilled until the cheese is gooey and stringy. Yum.

Photo by June R.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    slices bread

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 4

    tablespoons basil pesto

  • 1

    ball fresh mozzarella, room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 1

    large ripe tomato, room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat a Panini maker or pan over medium heat. Brush the outside of each slice of bread with oil, spread the pesto on the inside, place the mozzarella on the pesto on of one slice of bread, top with the tomato, season with salt and pepper and finally top the other slice of bread pesto side in. Add the sandwich and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

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