Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

by Meghan on March 20, 2012

in Nourish

One of my favorite flavor combinations is mozzarella, tomato and basil. There’s something about the earthy flavor of the basil mixed with the acidity of the tomato that can’t be beat. And throw in some delicious, mellow mozzarella and you really can’t go wrong. While I am always in the mood for a traditional caprese salad, there are times that call for a different presentation.

When I’m in need of some comfort food, one of my go to items is a Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I’ve been known to use fresh mozzarella and traditional mozzarella. While I would normally choose fresh mozzarella for caprese, both are delicious and will work perfectly for this sandwich.

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Meghan Gesswein
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 6 mins
Total time: 16 mins
Serves: 2
Everyone’s favorite, a grilled cheese sandwich, combined with the delicious flavor combination of tomato and basil. It’s comfort food at its best. (And tastiest.)
Ingredients
  • 4 Slices of Bread (I prefer Cracked Wheat Sourdough)
  • Butter, Room Temperature
  • 4-6 Slices Tomato, 1/4″ thick
  • 6-8 Basil Leaves
  • 6-8 Slices Mozzarella Cheese
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Spread the butter on the outside of each of the four slices of bread.
  2. On the opposite side of two pieces of the bread, layer the cheese, tomato, and basil.
  3. Top with freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  4. Each item should completely cover the item below.
  5. Top with more cheese, to your preference. I consider this step the glue that holds the whole thing together. Plus, it’s an excuse for more cheese.
  6. Top with the remaining pieces of bread.
  7. Grill in a pan or on a griddle until golden brown.

 

Nona March 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

I have made a sandwich similar to this before and I can testify to its awesomeness. I used Roma tomatoes and a thick-sliced white bread from the local hippie bakery. Swear to Cheesus it was amazing.

JenniferA March 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Oh sooooooo yummy!!!! Now I want one!!!!

Liz March 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thats sounds delicious. Cosi has something similar – called the TBM – Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella sandwich. I get mine with chicken and low-fat vinaigrette rather than the tomato spread. :)

Kelli March 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I cannot wait to try this!

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