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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Serves 2
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 4 slices whole grain bread or bread of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 Backyard Farms Beefsteak Tomato, cut into thin round slices
  • Melted butter


When it comes to sandwiches, nothing tops the all-American grilled cheese. Give it a taste-boost with Backyard Farms Beefsteak tomatoes combined with your favorite pesto sauce.


Spread 1 tablespoon pesto sauce and sprinkle ½ cup of cheese over two bread slices and top with 2 or 3 slices of tomato. Place remaining bread slices over the tomatoes.

Heat a panini maker on the grill settling. Brush the outside of each sandwich with melted butter and place on the grill. Close grill top and cook until cheese begins to melt. Turn and brush the other side. Close top and cook a minute or two longer.

To make in a skillet, heat a non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan and add one sandwich. Press on it with a wide face metal spatula and when the bread begins to brown on the underside, turn it over and cook the other side until the cheese begins to melt.  Serve warm.


Recipe developed for Backyard Farms by Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia