I’m sharing the very best Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe and all of my tips and secrets for the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, every time!
I have a very easy recipe for you today. And a really tasty one, too! Every summer when tomatoes are at their height, I see post after post touting the classic Caprese salad on the blogs.
They always look beautiful with their perfectly sliced red tomatoes, gleaming white mozzarella cheese, and richly colored green basil leaves. Just gorgeous!
But, do you know what? I’ve never had a Caprese salad that wasn’t, well to be honest…a little bit bland. Really.
So, I decided to take those classic ingredients and work them into a nice, warm, melty grilled cheese. And I can tell you with confidence, that this Caprese Grilled Cheese is not the least bit bland.
It’s the pesto that really perks it up and enriches the flavor. Plus, who doesn’t like melty cheese?
And I’ll tell you a little secret – I bake all my “grilled” cheese sandwiches. I started doing it out of frustration, actually.
Every single time I’d do them on the stovetop, I’d set off the smoke alarm and I hate that blaring thing! By baking them, you can do as many as you want all at once and no smoke alarm taunting you :-)
How to Make Caprese Grilled Cheese:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Spread one slice of bread with half the pesto. Top with half the shredded mozzarella and sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with remaining mozzarella. Spread remaining bread slice with remaining pesto. Place on top of sandwich.
Spread one side of sandwich liberally with softened butter and sprinkle lightly with dried Italian herbs. Place buttered side down on a baking sheet. Repeat butter and seasoning on second side.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, turning once halfway through cooking.
More grilled cheese recipes you might enjoy:
- Super Frico Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Steamy Kitchen
- Strawberry Bruschetta Grilled Cheese from Foodie Crush
- White Pizza Grilled Cheese from How Sweet It Is
- Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese from Closet Cooking
- Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese from A Cozy Kitchen