Kale Pesto Grilled Cheese

kale pesto grilled cheese

Tasty sandwich featuring savory melted cheese along with zesty kale pesto.


  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 tbsp kale pesto


  1. Preheat a sandwich press.
  2. Spread half the butter on one side of a piece of bread. Spread the remaining butter on one side of the second piece of bread. Place both buttered sides down on a plate.
  3. Spread one tablespoon of the kale pesto on each of the unbuttered sides of bread.
  4. On one of the slices of bread, add the slices of cheese on top of the kale pesto. Take the other slice of bread and close the sandwich.
  5. Carefully move the sandwich and set it in the heated press. Gently press down on the sandwich maker.
  6. The sandwich takes about 5 minutes to get the cheese melted and develop those nice griddle marks. Keep an eye on the cheese as the sandwich heats, you don’t need to cook it much past the point where the cheese has started to melt.
  7. When the sandwich is ready, use a plastic spatula to remove the sandwich from the press. Plate the sandwich, cutting it in half if you like for presentation effects. I like to serve it with a good pickle and some chips. And of course, a glass of wine. Enjoy!


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