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This dish is sponsored by Land O’Lakes ®

Packed Caprese Grilled Cheese, you believe. That sounds excellent, you believe.


It’s summer season, and the consuming is excellent. Fresh tomatoes, spicy garlic, velvety butter, and perky green basil. You understand it’s SUMMER-summer when they lastly begin equipping the big containers of basil in the supermarket– the ones that come directly from a regional grower or farmer rather of this five-basil-leaves-for-$ 5 rubbish that we Midwesterners battle with through the fall, winter season, and spring.

How To Make Our Caprese Grilled Cheese (1 Minutes):

Caprese Grilled Cheese.

You understand those times you simply get on a great run? It’s the reverse of a rut, in my mind: a rut is when you are tired with what you’re consuming. You’re simply consuming to put food in your body. A run, however. A great run is when you legit * wow * yourself at every meal. It resembles the food of the season is speaking simply to your tastebuds– you see possibility all over and you simply can not stop yourself from caring every. single. thing.

Excellent news! I am on a run.

I am simply caring food recently– all type of food. Healthy food, homemade desserts, reasonable food, campfire spin-offs, and routine old grilled cheese sandwiches. Other than that’s a lie; I’m not consuming routine grilled cheese sandwiches. I’m consuming crammed caprese grilled cheese sandwiches hot off the grill aka frying pan. Holy yummers. These are so excellent.

An essential element to this cheese bomb work of art is the garlic butter tomato sauce, which comes together in about fifteen minutes and actually deserves its own post. I have actually made variations of that garlic butter tomato sauce previously, however this time the addition of balsamic is kicking it up a notch. Likewise, this one is THICK. Method thicker than any previous variations, in an actually great way. It is borderline tomato jam, other than not sweet, annnnd not actually like jam. You people understand what I suggest, ideal? Is this assisting?

Tomatoes in a clear container.

Above all else, please simply look upon the knob of butter that gets melted in at the end and the creamy surface that results.

I understand. See it and weep.

Tomatoes simmering with butter.
Caprese Grilled Cheese being cut with a knife.

Enjoyable item alert: we are utilizing Land O Lakes ® Salted Butter in Half Sticks (cuuuute) for this dish and they are the bees knees.

Instead of going out a complete stick of butter, you can simply utilize the little half-size people and utilize the very first couple of pats of butter in your tomato sauce, and the 2nd couple of pats of butter for frying up your sandwich. Might not be more slick.

Caprese Grilled Cheese with pesto and tomato sauce.

These sandwiches are an impressive summer season cheat. They are not for the faint of heart. I duplicate: NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

Molten mozzarella cheese will definitely spill out the sides of your grilled sourdough, as will drips of pesto and chunky buttery garlic tomato sauce, and you will get a sensation in your heart that states: I was produced this caprese grilled cheese minute.

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Caprese Grilled Cheese being pulled apart.

Packed Caprese Grilled Cheese

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This Caprese Grilled Cheese is filled with basil pesto, a thick and chunky garlic butter tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella cheese, all on grilled sourdough bread. The best taste of summer season.


For the Caprese Grilled Cheese:

For the Garlic Butter Tomato Sauce:


  1. Make the Garlic Butter Tomato Sauce. Put the tomatoes into a dry nonstick frying pan. Heat till they begin to get simply somewhat charred on the exterior. Lower heat and include one tablespoons of butter and offer it a stir (it will most likely splash). Press the tomatoes carefully with the back of a wood spoon to launch their juices. Include balsamic, garlic, and another tablespoon butter. Simmer entirely till thick and delicious. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Put Together. Layer the pesto, cheese, and tomato sauce onto a piece of bread. Leading with a piece of bread, spread out with butter on the exterior of the bread. (Repeat for 2nd sandwich.)
  3. Pan-fry. Transfer your sandwich to a frying pan over medium high heat. Prepare till the cheese is melted, turning one or two times to get both sides browned. When you pull that sandwich off the frying pan, let me simply inform you: you remain in for the very best MINUTE OF YOUR LIFE.


This dish makes 2 whopper sandwiches. Functions to serve 2 or 4, depending upon your self control.

For the pesto, I utilized the Walnut Pesto from this dish.

Keywords: caprese grilled cheese, grilled cheese

Thank you to Land O’Lakes ® for sponsoring this post!

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