Grilled Cheese?

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I was raised in an Italian family with real Italian cooks, so I have a tendency give anything an Italian spin in the kitchen. Hence this week’s recipe – my favorite grilled cheese sandwich – is nothing short of delicioso. It’s crazy easy to make and tastes just as good as any fancy Panini.

Ingredients:

2 Slices of bread (I like wholegrain, but if you want the traditional thing, go for ciabatta bread)

1tbsp Pesto

1 Canned artichoke – quartered

1 roasted red pepper – cut into 3 pieces

2 slices of fresh mozzarella (Mozzarella is traditional, but I didn’t have any when I made the sandwich, so I substituted a blend of jack cheeses. You can experiment with whatever cheeses you like. I highly recommend it.)

Spread pesto on both halves of your bread

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Place roasted red pepper on one half

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Place artichoke pieces on top of the roasted red pepper

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Place cheese on top of the artichokes & then toast both sandwich halves in the toaster oven – or regular oven at 350F if you don’t have a toaster oven – until cheese melts (approx 5 minutes).

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Place the top slice of bread on top, cut in half, and you’re done!

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Comments

Taylor -May 15, 2011, 10:59AM

oh geez this looks AMAZING! I love anything with roasted peppers! :D
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Megan -May 15, 2011, 11:12AM

This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to ‘veganize’ it by using Daiya or Follow Your Heart “cheese”. yummm :D

salima -May 15, 2011, 11:19AM

I adore cheese !! It’s a basic in my kitchen. I don’t care about calories … E’ delizioso punto e basta ;;)) Bacioni xoxox

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Mary -May 15, 2011, 12:54PM

i’ll be making a vegan version of this today, if anyone wants to know the recipe i’ve used based off of this one, feel free to shoot me an e-mail :)
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Tati -May 15, 2011, 12:56PM

Wow! It seems pretty fat to me! Maybe because I’m brazilian and not used to eat something like that.

But even so, I bet it’s delicious. XD

Hugs,
Tati

kate -May 15, 2011, 4:37PM

That looks so delicious!!!

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Anna -May 15, 2011, 9:36PM

This looks delicious I can’t wait to try it. I’m so happy Free People posts vegetarian friendly recipes, thank you!

Jessica -May 16, 2011, 1:27AM

Loved grilled cheese, mac and cheese.. uh I guess anything with cheese really haha. The real funny thing is I made a grilled cheese on Saturday morning and not an ordinary one either. I used mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes and bacon. It was yummy!

keylogger -May 16, 2011, 5:01AM

Woo~~seems delicious! I want to have a try. But I’m concerned about my weight..

ashley -May 16, 2011, 8:50AM

this looks absolutely AMAZING! must try it out asap!
{a little dash of ash}

Colehaber -May 16, 2011, 9:17AM

that. looks. AMAZING! I want one!!

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