7 Incredible Summer Pesto Recipes


6. Pesto Grilled Cheese

Combine these bistro-inspired sandwiches with a rich and creamy tomato bisque for a weeknight dinner sure to hit the spot after a long day.

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Sauce;
  • Serves: 1-2;
  • Prep Time:5 min;
  • Cook time:15 min;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 503;


  • 2 slices Texas toast or Italian bread
  • 1 tablespoon softened (not melted) butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 1 slice provolone cheese
  • 1 slice mozzarella cheese
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • 2 slices fresh tomato
  • 3 leaves baby spinach

Butter one side of one slice of bread. Place the bread, buttered side down, in a skillet over medium-low heat. Spoon half the pesto onto the exposed side of the bread, and top with the cheeses, spinach, and tomato slices, layering so that there is either spinach or tomato between each slice of cheese.

Butter the other slice of bread and place it on top. Once the bottom slice is golden brown, flip the sandwich over and allow the other side to brown and the cheeses to melt. Serve with the remaining pesto on the side, for dipping.
Add a slice of turkey and some red and yellow bell pepper to turn this into an even heartier dinner sandwich.

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