This is the final post for the yummy meal I made the other night. When I made the classic pesto it was specifically for this sammie. Now I am in love with homemade pesto and will never buy store bought again! Then I made the roasted tomato and pepper soup and realized I will never make canned cream of tomato soup again. With the fresh flavors and no cream, I just love a healthy version of my classic comfort foods!
I had been trying to come up with a yummy new grilled cheese for the family. I was reading a pull out from my Everyday with Rachael Ray and they had 50…yes 50 different grilled cheese ideas in it!!! Many of which I knew my gang would never go for (I really wanted to do a brie with pear) so I decided to go with this one. Although it was a hard sell with Kevin (as I have said he doesn’t like meals with no meat) but in the end, between the soup and the sammie, he actually said he didn’t miss the meat!!
I don’t have a panini maker so I used a cast iron griddle pan on the bottom and pressed the sandwich down with my regular cast iron skillet on top. You can even use a brick wrapped in tin foil for a press!
- 4 slices thick-cut sourdough bread
- 1 ball (1 pound) fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 2 plum tomatoes, cut into thick slices
- 1 cup fresh pesto
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Extra-virgin olive oil
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