Simply Organic Recipes
Basil Pesto Grilled Cheese

This delicious twist on a grilled cheese sandwich will make you feel like a kid again -- ooey-gooey, all natural cheese accented with the sweet bite of basil pesto!

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon chopped pine nuts
1 package Simply Organic Sweet Basil Pesto
12 slices whole wheat bread
1/3 cup butter, softened
2  tomatoes, sliced
12  American cheese singles
In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese with pine nuts and Sweet Basil Pesto Sauce Mix.

Lightly butter both sides of bread. In a skillet on medium heat, lightly brown one side of each piece of bread. Lightly spread each toasted side of bread with 1 1/2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture. Top half of the pieces of bread with 1 slice American Cheese followed by a slice of tomato and another slice of American Cheese. Top each with the remaining slices of bread (cream cheese side down). Return to skillet and cook each side over medium heat until lightly brown and cheese is melted.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Servings: 6

From: Our Test Kitchen

Chef Suggestions
Serve with fresh fruit and baked pita chips.

Cut into quarters or eighths and serve as an appetizer.
Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 470 calories, 32g total fat, 85mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 29g total carbohydrate and 19g protein.

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