Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich with Basil Pesto

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In today’s post, I’ll show you a quick & easy sandwich recipe with a classic Italian twist.

Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil pesto are sandwiched between 2 slices toast bread and grilled in a pan. Done quickly & incredibly delicious! I wish you lots of fun cooking ūüėČ

Cooked/Baked today: Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwiches with Basil Pesto
Difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Sandwich Recipes, Fast Food Recipes
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Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwiches with Basil Pesto

Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwiches with Basil Pesto

Ingredients for 4 servings:

…for the basil pesto:

  • 1 pot of fresh basil
  • 100 milliliters olive oil
  • 50 grams Parmesan cheese
  • 50 pine nuts (alternatively almonds)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Pepper

…more ingredients:

  • 2 – 3 tomatoes
  • 2 mozzarella balls
  • 8 slices sandwich toast or white bread
  • Salt & pepper
  • Butter for frying

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • High container to puree
  • Blender
  • Grater
  • Frying pan



Preheat the oven to 150 ¬į C (top/bottom heat). Coarsely shred the Parmesan cheese with a grater. Pluck basil leaves from the stems. Peel garlic and cut into small pieces. Slice tomatoes into thin slices. Also cut the mozzarella into thin slices.

…for the basil pesto:

Give all ingredients (basil leaves, grated Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic & olive oil) into a high container & season with pepper. Next, puree everything for about 1 – 2 minutes with a blender until you got a creamy sauce.

Preparing Basil Pesto

Preparing Basil Pesto

…for the sandwiches:

Spread a sandwich toast with 1 – 2 tablespoons basil pesto & top evenly with tomato & mozzarella slices. Season well with salt & pepper, garnish with another tablespoon pesto on top & cover the sandwich with a second slice toast bread. Repeat that for the rest of the sandwiches until all ingredients are used up.

Grilling Sandwiches

Grilling Sandwiches

Next, heat up a large pan adding a generous flake of butter & “grill” or brown the sandwiches for about 2 minutes each side over low to medium heat. Finally transfer the done sandwiches to the preheated oven & warm through for about 5 – 10 minutes until the mozzarella cheese is completely melted, then serve immediately.

I wish you lots of fun cooking ūüėČ

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):


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