If your family is like our family, we eat a lot of grilled cheese because they are easy and the kids love them.  But, Don and I are so tired of boring, old grilled cheese.  So, I created my version of a Gourmet Grilled Cheese reminiscent of a sandwich I had at a local restaurant.  Enjoy!

Gourmet Grilled Cheese | Mini Van Dreams

Gourmet Grilled Cheese
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A delicious, adult-version of grilled cheese that can be made right beside the kids'! Don't settle for yellow "cheese" again!
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 small ball fresh mozzarella
  • 4 Tablespoons tomato garlic pesto (or regular pesto)
  1. Heat nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Slice mozzarella into 4 (or more) slices.
  3. Spread one side of each piece of bread with ½ teaspoon of butter.
  4. Lay two pieces of bread in skillet, top with 1 Tablespoon of pesto on each slice, smoothing to edges.
  5. Layer 2 slices of cheese on each bread slice, top with another Tablespoon of pesto.
  6. Layer second pieces of bread on top, butter side up.
  7. Allow to cook for approximately 4-5 minutes or until toasted to taste. Flip sandwich and continue toasting on second side 4-5 minutes or until toasted.
  8. Serve hot.


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