Parmesan Crusted Pesto Grilled Cheese

Who said that grilled cheese can’t be special? Of course it can be special, if you add homemade pesto, mozzarella cheese and cover it in Parmesan cheese!

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Well, its the 7th and you know what that means!! MoMs CrAzY CoOkInG ChAlLeNgE time!! April was a National Grilled Cheese month, I guess that’s why Tina chose this particular item for the challenge.
I went looking for the right grilled cheese on Pinterest. It took me a whole 2 minutes to find one to fall in love! This grilled cheese is from Two Peas and Their Pod. The second I saw it, I knew it was the one! I also just made a fresh batch of Pesto. It was meant to be!

2 slices of marble rye bread (my absolute favorite bread)
1 tablespoon soft butter, for spreading
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (I completely forgot to buy fresh mozzarella)
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Butter each slice of bread on one side.

2. Spread basil pesto on the inside of each slice of bread.

3. Place the mozzarella cheese slices on top. Top with the other slice of bread. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese on the top of the sandwich.

4. Place the sandwich, Parmesan side down on a preheated, non-stick pan. Top off with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Set heat on medium.

5.  Grill for about 2 minutes on each side, until cheese is golden brown.


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  1. says

    I was stuck between this one and the pizza grilled cheese I settled on making… I totally still need to try this, yours looks amazing! Pesto makes everything taste better. :)

  2. says

    This looks amazing. I tried an inside out sandwich too, but couldn’t get my cheese to look so nice!

    And pesto! I live for pesto. I can’t wait to try your sandwich. I’m #5

    -Krystal @

  3. says

    This looks so good, I love pesto, and love how you did that parmesan crust! You post such wonderful recipes, thanks for sharing!!!!

  4. says

    Yum! I love how you put it on rye bread-very interesting! Thanks for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen. Hope you will link up with us and join us each Tuesday. Blessings! Carrie @

  5. says

    I just love your sandwich! Hope you have a Very Special Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. says

    OMG! I’m definitely making these! In fact, these will be added to my camping menu for this summer! My family and friends are going to love these! Thanks for sharing!

  7. says

    Oh my this looks fantastic!! I just planted more basil so I could make more pesto, LOVE IT! Everything about this sandwich looks yummy. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.


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