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Italian Grilled Cheese Sammies

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Basil pesto, fresh mozzarella and thinly sliced tomatoes sandwiched in between slices of bread and grilled!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American-Italian
Keyword grilled cheese, pesto, provolone, sandwiches
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Additional Time 2 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 servings
Calories 427
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 roma tomato sliced thin
  • 2 large cremini mushrooms sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto homemade or store bought (one tablespoon per sandwich)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter softened


  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Lay butter side down onto a preheated pan over medium/medium low.
  • Layer with first with; a slice of cheese, tomato, mushroom, and pesto, the second slice of provolone and second slice of bread (butter side up).
  • Cover with lid for a minute or two.
  • Flip and repeat with the lid until both sides are crispy to touch!


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1048IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 2mg