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!


Looking for more lunch ideas? You’ll love these too:

Strawberry asparagus salad

strawberry asparagus salad

Chicken club lettuce wraps 

Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps with Creamy Dijon Dressing

Easy french dip sandwiches 

more by Jamielyn »

Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

Stay up to Date

Subscribe to get new post updates via email.

Join in! Leave a comment!


  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 posted on March 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm (#

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

  6. Joann G. posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:44 pm (#

    What’s the best mozzarella to use for this? Looks so yummy!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:53 am (#

      Hi Joann! Any mozzarella will do but I like to get mine from the deli or Costco! :)

  7. 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 posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm (#

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

  8. Sandy T. posted on April 2, 2015 at 8:06 am (#

    My hubby actually saw this on Facebook and requested that I make it. I went to the grocery store and bought all the ingredients, planning on making it for our Saturday lunch. It was a Wednesday night and I was planning on making tacos for dinner. All day I kept thinking about this sandwich until I couldn’t take it anymore, and told hubby no tacos, we are trying this sandwich tonight! Words cannot describe how delicious this sandwich is – absolutely, hands down the best sandwich I have ever had in my life!! Thank you so, so much for sharing this – I will be keeping the ingredients on hand now for whenever I need a fix! 

    • Jamielyn posted on May 3, 2015 at 12:30 am (#

      Your comment made my day Sandy! I am so happy you loved this grilled caprese sandwich. :)

  9. Barbara Leigh posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm (#

    Thanks for reminding me that sourdough bread has magical properties LOL. And the pesto definitely puts this over-the-top. Im sure thin sliced grilled chicken could be  added  if u were in the mood.. Please send us more cool and different sandwich ideas. I’ve been a tuna salad girl way too long!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:40 pm (#

      Grilled chicken is amazing on this grilled caprese sandwich! Yum!

  10. Enrique posted on June 17, 2015 at 5:41 pm (#

    Irresistible absolutamente!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. judy wright posted on August 8, 2015 at 9:54 pm (#

    can we eat sourdough bread

  12. wilmasabinay posted on December 4, 2015 at 11:29 pm (#

    nice recipe. i love it

  13. Amy posted on February 4, 2016 at 9:15 am (#

    This was great and we will be having this occasionally forever now. But I wanted to mention that the amount of butter was too generous for me. I would just add enough to lightly coat the pan for browning. More than that is too much grease and fat, especially because my pesto had a generous amount of olive oil in it anyway.

  14. หมูปิ้งขายส่ง posted on June 22, 2016 at 12:13 am (#

    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful article.
    Many thanks for providing these details.