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Roasted Garlic Caprese Grilled Cheese. Slow roasted summer tomatoes and sweet roasted garlic, sandwiched between slices of sourdough bread with fresh basil pesto and mozzarella cheese. Then pan-fried until the cheese is melty and the bread is crisp. Tis’ a true end-of-summer delight.
Is there anything better than a really good grilled cheese? To me, it’s just feel-good classic comfort food. As a kid, my grilled cheese sandwiches consisted of whatever bread we had laying around the kitchen, cheese, and butter. My dad kept it simple, but they’d never disappoint.
It’s truly hard to beat a melted cheddar sandwiched between 2 slices of buttered bread.
However, as much as I love the classic simple grilled cheese, I’m also all about making grilled cheese the “fancy” way. Though I don’t really consider this recipe fancy – just totally delicious.
Aside from the time needed to roast the tomatoes, this is almost as easy as the 3-ingredient grilled cheese my dad would make. Almost.
First things first, the tomatoes. Find some really good ones with really nice color. Mine were on their last leg, which was honestly perfect for roasting.
Then grab a head of garlic and smash it down. Toss the cloves onto a baking sheet with the tomato slices and season everything generously with salt and pepper. Next, roast away until the tomatoes start to char and become even sweeter than before.
At the same time, the garlic roasts and turns into a buttery golden clove that can easily be smashed further down into a paste.
When the tomatoes are finished, I further mash the cloves of garlic. Then I mix the tomatoes and garlic with basil pesto.
Now all that’s left to do is assemble.
Fig preserves, which are certainly not traditional in a Caprese. But the jam adds a sweetness that really balances out the richness of the melted cheese and the savory flavors from the basil.
It’s the layers of flavor that really make this Caprese grilled cheese stand out.
Layer the jam with mozzarella cheese, roasted tomato slices, garlic pesto, and then more cheese. Pan-fry the sandwiches with butter until golden and crisp. The cheese on the inside becomes that melty goodness we love so much.
Five minutes later you’ll have the best summery grilled cheese, so so delicious! A wonderful way to use up the end-of-summer tomatoes and herbs and celebrate these precious last few weeks of summer.
Looking for other grilled cheese recipes? Here are a few ideas:
Crispy Prosciutto, Sage Pesto, and Tomato Grilled Cheese
Everything Cheddar Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese
French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese
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what do you do with the fresh basil? I assume just layer into sandwich…just doesn’t say in instructions.
You’ll add those in step 4:) Sorry for any confusion! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
This was delicious!! I added cheddar cheese as well and mixed in sundried tomato paste with the pesto. Soooo good
Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe was tasty and thanks a lot for trying it out! xT
My go to for ever grilled cheese now! So flavorful! It is always a hit!
Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review:)
It was amazing. I don’t yet know if I would add fig preserves next time. I kind of liked them, but wouldn’t mind it just being more savory. Overal this was one of the most special sandwiches I made! Thank you
Fantastic!! I love that this recipe turned out tasty for you, thanks so much for giving it a try! xx
Hi, where do the 1 cup of fresh basil leaves come in? I don’t see them anywhere in the recipe? Do we just pile them in with everything else? Thanks!
You will spread those through the sandwiches and just layer on top of the tomatoes. I hope you love the recipe! xT
Wonderful!🤩 I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! xT
Round two of this recipe as it was requested by my family! They love it as do I. I got big pieces of bread and cut them in half for a platter of delicious sandwiches. Served your peach cobbler for dessert! Boy do they love me! Thanks!
Happy Monday!! I truly appreciate you trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad it was enjoyed! xx