Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Dinner can be anything you want it to be. Today, I want it to be a delicious sandwich, like this Caprese Grilled Cheese.


  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 4 tsp. unsalted butter, softened (or you can use mayonnaise if your butter is cold and hard)
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 deli-cut slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large tomato, sliced into 6 slices
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 large basil leaves


  1. Preheat a skillet or large frying pan over medium-low heat. Get out the bread. Butter one side of each slice with 1 teaspoon of butter each. Flip the bread over and brush each slice with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  2. Put the slices in the pan, butter-side-down. Top each slice with a slice of mozzarella. Tent loosely with foil and cook until bread is brown underneath and cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes (note that you should monitor the underside of the bread and if it is browning to quickly, reduce the heat). Remove from heat.
  3. Top two of the breads with 3 slices of tomato each, overlapping them tomatoes so that they fill but don’t overflow from the bread. Sprinkle tomatoes with a good pinch of salt and of pepper. Top tomatoes with basil leaves.
  4. Invert tomato-less breads over the basil leaves and transfer to a cutting board. Cut in half.