Pesto Grilled Cheese is a gooey grilled cheese recipe featuring Jarlsberg cheese, roasted red peppers, pesto, and pine nuts and sourdough bread! #pestogrilledcheese #grilledcheeserecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Pesto Grilled Cheese

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: grilled cheese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 595 kcal

Pesto Grilled Cheese is a gooey grilled cheese recipe featuring Jarlsberg cheese, roasted red peppers, pesto, and pine nuts and sourdough bread!

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices Jarlsberg Cheese
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts toasted
  • 4 tablespoons pesto
  • 8 thick slices sourdough or Italian bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Heat panini press or large skillet. Coat with cooking spray
  2. Butter one side of each piece of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto on the opposite side of 4 pieces of bread. Build sandwich with roasted red peppers, pine nuts and JarlsbergĀ® cheese. Top with a buttered slice of bread, buttered sides face out.
  3. Place sandwich in panini press, applying pressure for a nice buttery crust. If preparing in a skillet, press down with a spatula.
  4. Remove, cut in half and serve with tomato soup or gazpacho.
  5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 595 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 682mg 28%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 18.6%
Vitamin C 4.9%
Calcium 43.3%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.