Pesto & Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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As you have no doubt figured out, I like pesto. The rest of my family aren’t huge fans. And since I buy the big, honking jar from Costco, it lasts me awhile. So, I get creative with my use of it, slathering it on pizza, mixing it into macaroni and cheese, stirring it into pasta salad.

Sure, sometimes, I get efficient and freeze it in 1/2 cup portions so that I don’t have to eat it everyday for two weeks until it’s gone. But, that wouldn’t be this time.

And, yes, pesto is very easy to make yourself. But, since I have a very ungreen thumb these days, it’s better to just buy a jar and call it good.

This sandwich was fantastic! Sourdough bread, tomato slices, jack cheese, and a slathering of pesto. Oh me, oh my! Very, very yummy. Takes the humble grilled cheese to a whole new level.

And now that the pesto jar is empty…. well, I’ll have something else to talk about next week.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Thanks for inviting up to link up! Hope your readers enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Muffins!

  2. Your sandwich looks so good! Hope your readers enjoy this recipe for Meatless Macaroni and Cheese!

  3. Holy cow this looks awesome! Here’s a sandwich I would LOVE! Thanks!

  4. I love pesto as well, this sounds so yummy

  5. Tami says

    #10 has the wrong link to it. If possible, please delete it. I’ve corrected it in #12.
    Sorry for the mistake!!

    Your sandwich looks lip smacking good! 🙂

  6. Love pesto on my panini…looks great.

  7. Kim says

    I’ve never had pesto but your sandwich makes me want to! (Walking away to find something to eat) MMMmmm

  8. Katie says

    Yes, that looks amazing.

  9. I can’t wait to grow basil in our garden — pesto {made w/o nuts} here we come!

  10. Ooh, so good. We used to frequent a little converted caboose into diner back in Rhode Island called Jiggers and they sold a sandwich like this. Crazy tasty!

  11. Megan says

    Ok, so I have to share one of my favorite things to do with pesto, salad dressing. You basically make a cream dressing base (mayo, sour cream and buttermilk or regular milk) then mix in some pesto. It’s so delicious on a simple green salad. I love stirring it into alfredo sauce too. Then I mix in tortellini, broccoli, caramelized onions, and cooked chicken chunks. Everyone in the house loves it and they are not huge fans of pesto either.

  12. Sarah says

    That looks soooo good! I am such a sucker for a good sandwich.

  13. Candi says

    That looks really good!!!

  14. Jessica McKain says

    This looks SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for giving me an idea of a grown-up grilled cheese sandwich!

  15. Alex says

    I am so happy I found your blog! I have floundered with my blog for a year now and finally started posting about things that I cook. I can’t wait to dive in and look at all your recipes. Thanks for hosting!

    (I accidentally posted 2 links, the first one needs to be taken off, I’m sorry!)

  16. I guess we were both in pesto moods this week!

  17. I love pesto too…made a Chicken pesto, sundried tomatoes, and artichoke heart pasta this week…yum!

  18. I love pesto!!! How much is a jar at Costco?

  19. That turkey baguette looks amazing. I just ate breakfast and my tummy is already grumbling after seeing that photo. I’d sub pesto for the mayo and add some avocado. Nom.

    Thanks for the link up!!

  20. Steph says

    Why have I not tried pesto on a sandwich before…. Must do that next time!!

  21. AllieZirkle says

    This looks YUMMY!

    When I have leftover pesto, I use it in red sauce instead of dried basil. It works great!


  22. dawn says

    your sandwich looks delicious!

  23. I am new here.I found your linky while browsing.I just linked my Baked Chicken Tortilla Wrap.Thanks a lot for hosting

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