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Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich made with pesto, gouda cheese, and garden fresh tomatoes.
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5 from 5 votes

Pesto Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwich with pesto, tomatoes, Gouda and Parmesan cheeses.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, Grilled cheese sandwiches, Pesto grilled cheese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 781kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 8 slices Gouda cheese


  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place 4 buttered slices on a cutting board or baking sheet with the buttered side down. 
  • Spread pesto onto each of the 4 slices. Add tomatoes, Parmesan and Gouda cheeses. Place remaining bread on top with buttered side up.
  • Preheat a griddle or a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Place 1-2 sandwiches on griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes until bottom bread is nicely browned. Flip sandwiches and continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes until other side is brown and cheese is melted throughout.  Repeat with remaining sandwiches. 


Calories: 781kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1497mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1566IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 585mg | Iron: 5mg