Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Tomato & Basil


This grilled cheese sandwich is made with tomatoes and basil. It is very easy to make and is a great weeknight meal.

Sometimes I will go ahead and melt the butter in a skillet and let the bread grill as I assemble the sandwich. Other times I will go ahead and butter the bread. You can decide which you prefer. In thie recipe I melted the butter first.

This is a very nice sandwich for summertime when tomatoes are in season and at their very best. Make sure to use a ripe tomato and fresh basil leaves for an optimal result.

Here is what you need to do for this grilled cheese sandwich:

Makes one sandwich
2 pieces of bread
1/4th cup of shredded cheddar cheese
2 slices of tomato
1 TBS chopped basil leaves

Melt some butter in a large skillet. Add two pieces of bread. Top with half of the shredded cheese. Allow the cheese to melt for a little bit.

Top each piece of bread with 2 tomato slices and some chopped basil. Add the remaining cheese on top of the tomatoes. Cover it with a second piece of bread.

Carefully flip the sandwich. Press down on it to help the bread brown and the cheese melt. Add a little more butter to the pan. Flip the sandwich a couple of times until the bread is grilled and the cheese is melted.

Remove the sandwiches from the pan. Cut them on the bias and serve. Enjoy!

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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