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Grilled Pesto Sandwiches



Grilled Pesto Sandwiches
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: Tassy
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread, Egg & Cheese
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée, Snack
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

This is a quick and easy supper idea. It's like jazzed up grilled cheese.

Ingredients:

1 (6 oz) package sliced Mozzarella cheese, cut into thirds
8 (1-inch thick) slices Italian Bread
1/4 cup Pizza sauce (I use ready-made)
1/4 cup Pesto sauce (again, ready-made)
20 slices Pepperoni
2 tablespoons Butter or Margarine, softened

Preparation:

1. Arrange one cheese slice on each of four slices of bread; spread evenly with pizza sauce. Top each with another cheese slice, and spread evenly with pesto sauce. Arrange 20 pepperoni slices over pesto sauce; top with remaining cheese slices and remaining bread slices.

2. Spread half of butter on tops of sandwiches. Invert sandwiches onto a hot nonstick skillet or griddle, and cook over medium heat until browned. Spread remaining butter on ungrilled sides of sandwiches; turn and cook until browned. Serve immediately.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 267
Total Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat:
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 623 mg
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Protein: 11 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 191 mg
Iron:

Cook's Notes:

My kids call these pizza sandwiches. They prefer theirs without the pesto, so I just put the extra pesto on mine. :D

Serving size is one-half sandwich. Serve with a larged tossed salad.