Italian Cheese Sandwich

    20 min

    A delicious, simple, grilled cheese sandwich that you can serve to a crowd! It's full of Italian summer flavours.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Ciabatta loaves (about 450g)
    • 165g pesto sauce
    • 225g fontina cheese, sliced
    • 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
    • 4 lettuce leaves

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the oven grill.
    2. Slice ciabatta bread in half lengthways. Spread pesto on the cut side of each half. Top bottom half with slices of fontina cheese, and then place slices of tomato on top of cheese. Grill until cheese melts, then remove.
    3. Place lettuce over tomatoes, and then position top half of bread on top of everything. Slice into 8 or 10 small sandwiches, and serve.

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    Oh my - what a sandwich! I lightly toasted the bread first. I had some fresh garden tomatoes that I put a little kosher salt and cracked black pepper onto before broiling. I also used a combination of mozzarella and fontina cheeses. I don't even think the pesto is necessary so if you don't like it don't use it and you'll still have a great sandwich that let's the tomato shine.  -  18 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Just made this for lunch and it was delicious! It looked just as great as it tasted too. I may salt the tomatoes a little after broiling next time, but that'd be the only thing I would change. YUM!  -  15 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is awesome when I find myself with no time to cook - for the non-vegetarians in my family; I simply add their favorite meat!  -  31 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)