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

A delicious, adult-version of grilled cheese that can be made right beside the kids'! Don't settle for yellow "cheese" again!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2
Chef Julia - www.minivandreams.com


  • 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 1/2 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.
Nutrition Facts
Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.