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It's all that is tasty about spring rolled up in a gooey, cheesy, melty hot sandwich. Caprese grilled cheese is just the way to do it.

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese grilled cheese is warm, gooey and has all the flavors of mozzarella, tomato and basil. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 160kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 2 slices Italian focaccia or ciabatta bread, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend or 3 thin slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Spread the butter on the outside of the bread. Open the slices and spread the mayonnaise, sprinkle on the salt and pepper and layer the rest of the ingredients.
  • Preheat a skillet on medium-high. Add the sandwiches and turn the heat down to low. Place another pot or skillet on top of the sandwich to press down the sandwich. Grill slowly about 5 minutes, checking occasionally to make sure it's not getting too brown. Turn the sandwiches, weight the other side and grill about 5 minutes more until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are hot all the way through.
  • Let the sandwich rest about 5 minutes before you cut into it, then grab a napkin--this one can get messy!


Calories: 160kcal