The Best Pesto Grilled Cheese

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Your favorite grilled cheese jazzed up. Adding pesto to the standard grilled cheese takes it to a whole new level! Pesto and Sargento® provolone melted between two buttery crusty slices of bread makes this the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich!  The Best Pesto Grilled CheeseOH grilled cheese how much I love thee. Since I don’t eat a lot of carbs, when I do, it has to worth it. And when I say worth it, I mean not looking back and regretting. This pesto grilled cheese is on my top list of totally worth it cheat meals. It’s so good I promise you’ll never look back.

This simple yet flavorful grilled cheese is all about two things:

PESTO and CHEESE.

Obviously, I like to use the best cheese possible to make grilled cheese because it’s all about the cheese. DUH!The Best Pesto Grilled Cheese I like to use Sargento® Sliced Cheese for all my cheesy dishes because many of you might now know this, but pasteurized Process Cheese Food (PPCF) is only required to contain 51% real cheese; however, Sargento® Slices are always 100% real, natural cheese. No wonder Sargento®cheese melts and becomes so ooey gooey in my grilled cheese sandwiches!!

Most the american single cheese at your local supermarket only contain less than 51% real cheese so be sure to read the labels because why would you feed your family anything less than 100% real food? Let’s stick to the real stuff people. Enough said.

The Best Pesto Grilled CheeseThe next big ingredient in this sandwich is the pesto. You can used jarred pesto or fresh homemade pesto. I like to make a quick basil pesto by pulsing in the food processor; 1 cup of basil, 1/4  cup of parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons pine or walnuts, 2 cloves garlic and salt + pepper. This mixture makes the most delicious pesto in minutes. The Best Pesto Grilled Cheese

The Best Pesto Grilled Cheese

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Serves: 1 Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of your favorite bread (I like to use crusty sour-dough)
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 slice Sargento® provolone cheese
  • 1½ tablespoon of butter

Instructions

  1. Spread the pesto on one side of the bread then Top with provolone. Close the sandwich and press firmly on the top.

  2. In a medium skillet, heat about 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-low heat until just melted.
  3. Place your sandwich in the skillet and spread remaining butter over top of the sandwich.

  4. Cook on each side for about 5-6 minutes on a low heat or until each side is a nice crispy golden brown.

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