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Basil Pesto Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

 
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Give your grilled cheese a deliciously modern twist by spreading tasty basil pesto on the bread, topping fresh tomato slices and mozzarella cheese.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

15

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

8 slices bread
sandwich, prefer whole grain
4 tablespoons basil pesto
basil, homemade or store-bought
*
4 slices beefsteak tomatoes
about 1/4-inch thick
*
4 slices mozzarella cheese
1/4-inch, as same size as tomato slice, fresh or normal
*
4 tablespoons olive oil
for cooking

Directions

Spread each slice of bread evenly with ½ tablespoon of basil pesto.

Top flour slices with cheese slices, then place tomato slices over cheese.

Top with remaining bread slices.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet until hot over medium heat.

Add assembled sandwiches into skillet, cook until both sides are golden-brown and cheese melts, 4 to 6 minutes each side.

Serve hot.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 63g (2.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 24753% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 341mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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