Italian Grilled Cheese Panini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto

This panini is a delicious twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, with the addition of sun-dried tomatoes and a flavorful basil pesto. The sandwich is grilled to perfection, creating a crispy exterior and a gooey, melted interior. Perfect for a quick lunch or snack.

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 5 min Total Time 15 mins Servings: 2 Calories: 610 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Spread 2 tablespoons of basil pesto on each slice of bread.

  2. Top two slices of bread with 2 slices of mozzarella cheese, 2 sun-dried tomato halves, and another 2 slices of mozzarella cheese.

  3. Place the remaining two slices of bread on top of the cheese, pesto side down.

  4. Heat a grill pan or panini press over medium heat.

  5. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter on the top of each sandwich.

  6. Place the sandwiches in the grill pan or panini press and press down lightly. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 610kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g64%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 85mg29%
Sodium 1040mg44%
Total Carbohydrate 44g15%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 25g50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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