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Grilled Margherita Sandwiches

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

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Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

This quick five-ingredient entrée transforms a favorite pizza combo into a melty grilled sandwich. To thinly slice fresh mozzarella with ease, freeze the cheese for about 30 minutes before cutting.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lower-sodium marinara
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices whole-grain bread
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, cut into 8 thin slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 large basil leaves
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 284
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 4.9 g
  • monofat 2.9 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 23 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 410 mg
  • calcium 69 mg

How to Make It

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon marinara over 1 side of each of 4 bread slices. Top evenly with cheese and tomatoes. Sprinkle tomatoes evenly with pepper and salt. Top tomatoes with basil and remaining bread slices. Lightly coat sandwiches with cooking spray.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sandwiches to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes or until browned. Brush tops evenly with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Turn sandwiches over; cook 2 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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