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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Slice some sweet fresh tomatoes and sandwich them between some hot melted mozzarella and crispy toasted bread, then finish it off with fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a fun new twist on your favorite tasty and quick lunch. This delicious little sandwich takes only about 10 minutes.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic, basil, caprese, cheese, grilled, mozzarella, sandwich, tomato
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 345kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon spreadable butter or mayo
  • ½ Roma tomato sliced
  • 6-8 leaves fresh basil
  • ball of mozzarella cheese sliced or 2 sandwich slices

Instructions

  • Slice the tomato and the cheese.
  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with a bit of butter or mayonnaise.
  • Stack the bread slices on top of each other, buttered sides together.
  • Layer with some mozzarella and then the tomato slices. Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper. Add the basil leaves and then the rest of the mozzarella.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan or cast-iron frying pan over medium heat.
  • Pick up the top layer of bread and then lay it down, buttered side down on the frying pan. Lay the remaining slice of bread on top of everything, buttered side up.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until browned and crispy.
  • Using a spatula, carefully flip the sandwich over and cook on the other side for 3-5 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Serve immediately with a drizzle or small condiment cup of balsamic glaze.

Notes

  1. Use mayonnaisse or butter for the bread slices.
  2. Use a ball of mozzarella or sandwich slices of mozzarella
  3. Use basil leaves or pesto.
  4. Use your favorite bread.  I like sourdough.
*Nutritional information is an estimate and intended for informational purposes only, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal