Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese

Pesto-Crusted Grilled Cheese

Southern Living JANUARY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time:6 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons jarred pesto sauce
  • 8 sourdough bread slices
  • 4 (1-oz.) fontina cheese slices*
  • 1 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 4 (1-oz.) Cheddar cheese slices


1. Stir together mayonnaise and pesto sauce. Spread evenly on 1 side of each sourdough bread slice. Place 4 bread slices, pesto sides down, on wax paper.

2. 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.

3. 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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