Italian Cheese and Pesto Grilled Cheese

Barilla Classic Basil Pesto jar

Made with

Traditional Basil Pesto

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill


Ingredients for 4 people

  • 8 slices crusty multigrain bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces Barilla® Basil Pesto
  • ½ cup baby kale leaves
  • 8 ounces sliced Fontina Cheese
  • 1 Granny smith apple, sliced thin into rounds


  • Heat a 12 inch skillet over medium
  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter
  • On the inside of each slice, spread 1 to 2 tablespoons pesto. Top half the slices with the baby kale, Fontina cheese and sliced apple. Top with the remaining bread slices
  • Cook in skillet until well browned, add the remaining butter to the skillet and flip each sandwich. Cook until the cheese is melted and the sandwich is browned
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