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Grilled Cheese?

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.


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


Place roasted red pepper on one half


Place artichoke pieces on top of the roasted red pepper


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).


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

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Taylor -May 15, 2011, 10:59AM

oh geez this looks AMAZING! I love anything with roasted peppers! :D

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

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 :)

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


kate -May 15, 2011, 4:37PM

That looks so delicious!!!

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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