caprese grilled cheese sandwich

I love nothing more than making grilled cheese sandwiches especially when I am in a hurry and I want something comforting and tasty. This caprese grilled cheese sandwich was just perfect for dinner tonight paired with some creamy soup. It is the perfect combination.

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There is nothing better than gooey, melty, warm cheese. Grilled cheese sandwiches are very versatile, I love the fact that you can make pretty much endless variations. I have done different types of grilled cheese sandwiches already but never tried a caprese version before today. I really don’t know what I was waiting for, especially given the fact at how much it is that I love tomato and basil together.

One of the most important components to getting perfect tasty grilled cheese sandwiches is to make them with the best quality ingredients. If you have been visiting my blog you probably noticed that I like to consume the best possible ingredients when making food. My kids love cheese and whenever they have tried a funky type they have noticed right away. Their palate is already refined enough to identity artificial ingredients when trying new foods.

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For this caprese grilled cheese sandwich I used Havarti cheese, which is perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches. It has a buttery and gentle creamy taste, is semi-soft and has a mellow aroma that melts perfectly on a grilled cheese sandwich. I also used Fontina which is semi-soft with a slightly sharp edge that adds the perfect upgrade to an every day sandwich. You can use any of the other type of Arla sliced cheese if you like. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

Also, if you are like me and love basil, add more if you like. It gives the sandwiches a great flavor. As far as the bread is concerned, I used mutigrain bread but you can use any other hearty type of bread.

Well, I hope you like these caprese grilled cheese sandwiches. They are for sure the perfect comfort food for the family


*Made with milk from cows not treated with rBST.  No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST-treated cows.

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caprese grilled cheese sandwich

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Total Time: 15 minutes




Heat a large griddle or skillet over medium heat.

Brush the outsides of each slice of bread with olive oil, then brush the other side with pesto. Layer sandwich with one slide of Havarti and Fontina cheese, followed by tomatoes and basil. Finish with a slice of bread. Place sandwiches in the prepared griddle until cheese is melty and each side is golden, about 3-5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

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  1. I love potatoes of any kind and this looks great for the cooler weather. I’m definitely making these. Thanks!

  2. I am a huge potato fan and what you’ve done with these is a work of art. Love them!

  3. Looks great. Sorry about the flooding.

  4. Oh my good god, Miryam! These look amazing! Also — call me when you add goat cheese. That sounds totally dreamy.

  5. I’m getting hungry just looking at these!! TOTAL COMFORT. Want.

  6. Do they warm up good? I am thinking of making these for a Work Function but I would have to make them the night before of morning of. I would still have to wait 3 hours to service them and only have a toaster oven and microwave at work.

  7. Why have I lot thought of smashing potatoes!? Thank you for this! It is quick (sort of) and easy to make and I have a lot of spinach let at home.

  8. Im studying to be an RD and love to cook at home, just found this site today and love it! I like to cook a few things in advance when I know Im going to have a long week – Im thinking that I could bake a few extra potatoes on a day when I hae time and then do the smashing and broiling later in the week when I need something fast and yummy. Probably best to bring to room temp before hand so they cook nicely :)

  9. This is such a simple and wonderfull idea! Have to try it!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. These are some beautiful looking smashed potatoes….yum!

  11. These look great! I am a dietitian as well and have always loved potatoes–they are packed with nutrients and so delicious!

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