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.
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
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
How to Make It
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.
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.
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This sandwich was absolutely delicious and super easy. The fresh mozzarella didn't quite melt like I wanted it to, but that's okay. The recipe gives a good tip to put the fresh mozzarella in the freezer to make it easier to make thin slices. Thanks for the tip! Can't wait to make it again.
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