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Pesto Grilled Cheese Recipe

Pesto Grilled Cheese Recipe

Who says gourmet has to take all day? When you’re ready for a picnic, you’ll want to hit the easy button to maximize play time outdoors. Here’s a lunchtime (or anytime!) goodie that takes four ingredients and 10 minutes to whip out.

What’s the secret to this restaurant-quality grilled cheese sandwich? High quality ingredients and a pesto smear to pop the flavors from ordinary to sublime!


  • 6 slices of country bread
  • 8 - 10 slices of Toma cheese (chosen for its exceptional for melting)
  • ¼ cup pistachio pesto (or choose your favorite kind!)
  • Butter or olive oil

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Brush 3 slices of the bread with olive oil or butter on the first side, then flip each piece and spread with pesto on the second side. Top with a few slices of cheese. Cover with another piece of bread, and brush the tops with olive oil or butter.

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter. Working in batches if necessary, add the sandwiches and press down with a spatula (or set another pan on top as a weight). Cook until the cheese has melted and the bread is crispy, turning once, about 2 minutes per side.

Cut the sandwiches in half, pack it eco-elegantly in an ECOlunchbox Solo Rectangle. Toss in some fresh fruit and other seasonal pack-and-go goodies and head outdoors to enjoy your easy peasy feast.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3

Pro tip: Really want to hit the uber easy button and pack the perfect picnic? Order your Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches ingredients kit from Good Eggs and have the whole kit kat and a few more yummy kaboodles, such as their Antipasti Lunch assortment, delivered same-day to your doorstep.

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