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Grilled Cheese

Gourmet Caprese Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 15 MIN  |  Cook Time: 4-5 MIN  |  Servings:  |  Calories:
Prep Time
15 MIN
Cook Time
4-5 MIN

<p><span>The Gourmet Caprese Grilled Cheese is a delicious and satisfying option for lunch or a quick dinner. It pairs well with a side salad or a bowl of soup for a complete and comforting meal. Enjoy this elevated take on the classic grilled cheese sandwich that brings a taste of Italy to your plate.</span></p>

  1. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and oregano sprigs. Let the butter melt. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the garlic is toasted. Turn off the heat. Mix in the olive oil.
  2. Brush the garlic butter onto each slice of bread. Onto the “bottom” slices, evenly distribute the shredded mozzarella. Layer the tomatoes next. Season with a pinch of salt. Layer the remaining mozzarella next. Season with another pinch of salt. Lastly, layer the basil leaves. Close the sandwiches with the top pieces of bread.
  3. Heat a 12” skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to generously coat the bottom. Once hot, gently transfer 3 of the sandwiches to the skillet. Cook until crisp and golden on one side, 2 minutes or so.
  4. Drizzle a little more olive oil over the sandwiches. Use a spatula to gently flip them over. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook for another couple of minutes, or until the second side is crisp and golden, and the cheese is melted. Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
  5. Cut the sandwiches in half. Top with a pinch of salt and more fresh basil.