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Roasted Garlic Caprese Grilled Cheese | halfbakedharvest.com
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Roasted Garlic Caprese Grilled Cheese

A wonderful way to use up garden tomatoes and herbs and celebrate these last few weeks of summer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: light meal, lunch, Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American, Italian
Key Ingredient: basil, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella
Servings: 2 grilled cheese
Calories: 781kcal



  • 1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
    2. Arrange the tomato slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Scatter the smashed garlic cloves around the tomatoes. Drizzle everything with olive oil and season with salt pepper, and chili flakes. Bake 20-25 minutes, until tomatoes are deeply roasted.
    3. Remove the garlic from the pan and pop the cloves out of the skin. Mash the cloves with a fork into a paste. Mix the roasted garlic with the basil pesto.
    4. Brush the outside of each slice of bread with butter. On the inside of half of the slices of bread, spread with fig preserves. Evenly layer the cheeses, the tomatoes, pesto, and the remaining cheese. Add the top piece of bread.
    5. Melt 1-2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the sandwiches in the skillet and cook until golden on each side, about 3-5 minutes per side. EAT and ENJOY!


Calories: 781kcal