If you haven’t had a grilled cheese with pesto you’re missing out. We’ve got the best suggestions for cheese to use and yummy filling ideas that you need to try.
How to make a grilled cheese with pesto
Grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup are often on the meal plan at our house. It’s so quick and easy to make and our local farmers are selling tomatoes by the box right now. They are perfect for busy nights, and weekend lunches as well.
What kind of cheese goes good with pesto?
My favorite cheese to use for a grilled cheese sandwich with pesto is white cheddar, but my partner prefers sharp cheddar. I highly recommend you choose any of the cheeses listed below for your sandwich. Decide which one works for you. Get creative and use a couple of different ones together.
- Mozzarella (preferably fresh)
- White Cheddar
- Sharp Cheddar
- Smoked Gouda
Whichever cheese you decide to use, make sure it’s good quality.
What is the best bread for grilled cheese?
My personal favorite bread is Sheepherders Bread, but my partner loves Rye bread. Here are some other options for you to choose from though:
- Classic white or wheat bread
- Gluten-free (we love the larger white bread slices from B-free and Aldi)
What toppings go well on a grilled cheese?
There are so many delicious toppings you can include on your grilled cheese sandwich with pesto, including:
- Sun-dried, fresh, or roasted tomatoes
- Grilled or shredded chicken
- Fresh basil
- Caramelized mushroom and onions
Instead of using regular basil pesto, you can also use sun-dried tomato pesto.
Make a delicious grilled cheese with pesto sandwich.
- 2 slices bread
- 2 slices white cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese
- 1-2 tbs pesto store-bought or homemade
Heat the skillet to med-low.
Butter one side of each slice of bread.
Place one slice of bread butter side down on the skillet. Top with cheese and pesto, and then top with the second slice of bread (buttered side facing up).
Grill your sandwich slowly, at least 5 minutes each side until browned. Flip and brown the other side too.