5 from 5 votes
Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich made with pesto, gouda cheese, and garden fresh tomatoes.
Pesto Grilled Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Grilled cheese sandwich with pesto, tomatoes, Gouda and Parmesan cheeses.

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, Grilled cheese sandwiches, Pesto grilled cheese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 780 kcal
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
  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread.

  2. Place 4 buttered slices on a cutting board or baking sheet with the buttered side down. 

  3. Spread pesto onto each of the 4 slices. Add tomatoes, Parmesan and Gouda cheeses. Place remaining bread on top with buttered side up.

  4. 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. 

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 780 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1497mg65%
Potassium 382mg11%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 1565IU31%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 585mg59%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.