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Mozzarella and pesto sandwich: a simple and delicious mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

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This mozzarella and pesto sandwich is an easy and delicious snack or lunch. A mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich alone is a great treat, but if you add a tiny layer of pesto to the bread, before grilling it, your sandwich becomes a pure Italian delight.

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mozzarella and pesto grilled cheese sandwich recipe

Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Claudia Rinaldi

Ingredients

  • 2 slices rustic Italian bread
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 slice mozzarella
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Spread both bread slices with pesto, add the mozzarella and close the sandwich.
  2. Grease a small pan with olive oil.

  3. Cook the sandwich, covered and medium/low heat, about two minutes per side, or until the mozzarella melts.

Recipe Notes

Serve and devour hot.

More recipes to try:

Try making your own Genovese pesto, it is easy as blending a few ingredients together: recipe here!

You can also bake your own Italian rustic breadpane casareccio: recipe here!

Enjoy your Italian mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich!

Claudia

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