Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe – One of my favorite summer side dishes between two slices of hearty bread grilled golden brown. Fresh garden tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil! Makes for the BEST grilled cheese ever!
There is nothing like a fresh garden tomato. Just a platter of garden tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese is a thing of beauty.
It reminds me of my childhood. Growing up my grandparents had a huge garden.They grew every kind of vegetable you can image. At least as a child I thought they had everything in that garden. My dad had a garden also. He loved gardening. After a hard days work he would come home and spend hours out in the backyard taking care of his plants. So we always had the freshest produce.
The things my mom could do with a fresh tomato and basil is amazing!
So these Caprese Grilled Cheese sandwiches have been around for years. Sometimes I just use pesto instead of the basil leaves. Both ways are delicious. But in the summer I tend to have fresh basil so that’s what I go for. And I also sometimes use my Easy Garlic Butter Spread instead of butter and it gives it an amazing flavor. I mean it’s garlic butter!! So good.
Just spread the garlic butter or plain softened butter on your bread and add sliced mozzarella cheese, add a few leaves of basil and a few slices of tomatoes then add a couple more slices of mozzarella cheese.
Place the second piece of bread on top of and spread garlic butter or softened butter on top. Then flip! You will have the best ooey gooey, crispy grilled cheese sandwich!
Yes I am all about the melty messy cheese. And the crispy crunchy bread. There is nothing worse than mushy bread on a grilled cheese.
Make yourself this scrumptious grilled gooey sandwich. I think you will love it. If you like a caprese salad, you will love this.
Make this Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich today!!
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe - One of my favorite summer side dishes between two slices of hearty bread grilled golden brown. Fresh garden tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil! Makes for the BEST grilled cheese ever!
- 4 slices hearty bread
- 1 large ripe garden tomato
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
- 8 large basil leaves or enough to cover bread
- salt and pepper to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1. Butter your first piece of bread and place it in your skillet. Turn on the skillet to start warming2. Add mozzarella cheese, basil, tomato , salt and pepper the tomatoes and add another layer of mozzarella. 3. Transfer your sandwich to a skillet over medium heat. Cook until the cheese is melted, flipping once or twice to get both sides browned.
You can buy delicious tomatoes at farmers markets. We also have some local farmers who have little stands in our neighborhood. They are worth checking out