Grilled caprese sandwich

Grilled caprese sandwich stuffed with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil pesto!

One of my all time favorite sandwiches is a grilled caprese sandwich. I’ve been making them for years and then one day I had one at a local restaurant that put pesto inside. My mind was blown! My all time favorite sandwich just got even better! Seriously, it is so good. Plus it is super easy to make. Takes 10 minutes or less. Can’t beat that! ;) 

Grilled caprese sandwich stuffed with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil pesto!

I usually pick up a loaf of sliced sour dough bread from a local bakery and it makes this grilled caprese sandwich taste like it came straight from the deli!

Grilled caprese sandwich stuffed with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil pesto!


Grilled caprese sandwich


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1-2 TB butter
  • 1-2 TB pesto with basil
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese (about 1/4 inch thick)


Warm frying pan over medium heat. Butter both sides of your bread and then grill one side. Once it has browned, flip bread over to brown other side. Turn heat to low. Then place pesto on the grilled side and the cheese on top. Allow cheese to melt a little, then place tomatoes on top of the cheese followed by the top piece of bread. Enjoy!

Grilled caprese sandwich stuffed with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil pesto!


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  1. Kelly Stephens posted on June 23, 2014 at 5:25 pm (#

    I love anything caprese and anything easy. These look great!


  2. KayleneP+@+The+Links+Site posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm (#

    Yum, so simple but so good!


  3. KWolff posted on July 1, 2014 at 11:01 am (#

    Normally I pin things to my Pinterest board and then just drool over the pictures. Something about this sandwich was calling my name. I went straight to the store after work, with a toddler in tow, and grabbed everything I needed for this. I made one for myself for dinner and fell in love. In fact, I fell in love with it again on Saturday and Sunday! Thanks for the easy tutorial for what is now a top 10 blog find! :)


  4. ChrIsty posted on March 9, 2015 at 10:45 pm (#

    love the recipes 


  5. Connie Halon posted on March 12, 2015 at 3:26 pm (#

    I got a kick out of this because of the bread.  You either live in the Columbus, Ohio or Toledo , Ohio area !    I always have a loaf of The Anderson’s bread in my house. Can hardly wait to try this sandwich. 


    • Jamielyn replied on March 13th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      I am in the Toledo area! :) Hope you enjoy this sandwich.


  6. anita dotson posted on March 25, 2015 at 6:17 pm (#

    Just made the grilled caprese sandwich and it was the best tasting sandwich I think I have ever ate in my life!… Thanks so much for sharing the these recipe.  


    • Jamielyn replied on March 26th, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      I’m so glad you liked this sandwich! Thanks for your comment Anita! :)