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Grilled Provolone Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Pumpernickel

 

 

 

This Grilled Provolone Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Pumpernickel is deliciously flavorful and makes the perfect lunch.

This Grilled Provolone Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Pumpernickel is deliciously flavorful and makes the perfect lunch.

If you follow me on Facebook, if you don’t you should 😉 , you know I like to share fun recipes for all of the food holidays. I swear, there is a holiday for everything now! When I saw it was going to be National Grilled Cheese Day today, I had to make something to contribute to the celebration and came up with this Grilled Provolone Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Pumpernickel.

Grilled Provolone Sandwich

I know, it’s a mouthful to say. But luckily for you its pretty easy and quick to make. Like many of my recipes, I just happened to have all of the ingredients on hand. Waste not, want not right? I had made some Knorr Spinach Dip a while ago when we had company for dinner and my hubby was nice enough to pick up a round loaf of pumpernickel for me; but it was HUGE. So I froze half, put the dip in a bowl and cut up what bread we would use.

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The Provolone cheese came from a shopping list I gave my daughter and told her to get one of either of the three cheeses I had listed, because sometimes they don’t have the specific one I needed for a recipe. And being literal, she bought all three packages so I’ve been trying to use up sliced cheese in everything.

The moral of this story…though I am EXTREMELY grateful that my family was trying to help me out by saving me time going to the store, I guess I have to go food shopping for myself from now on so I make sure I get what I need. Or maybe, I should let them go more often and come home to surprise me with weird ingredients that I can make new recipes out of. You be the judge.

Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Pesto

Ok back to this Grilled Provolone Sandwich. First,  you’ll want to make the pesto or buy it, but I prefer making it. Here is my recipe for Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Pesto; which is made with sun dried tomatoes, garlic, basil, Asiago cheese and extra virgin olive oil (but you can use any grated Parmesan-type cheese). Add all ingredients into a mini food processor and pulse until well blended. The entire process only takes about 5 minutes to make.

Sun dried tomato pesto on pumpernickel

Once you have your pesto, spread it on top of a slice of Pumpernickel bread; then add the provolone cheese to the other side.

pesto and cheese

Then, put the two slices together. Heat a griddle (or panini press) over medium heat; then add some butter or cooking spray. Add your sandwich and cover with lid. Cook for about 2-3 minutes; then flip to the other side to finish cooking. The bread should be crispy and the cheese melted. Cut the sandwich in half and you’re ready to eat.

This Grilled Provolone Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Pumpernickel is deliciously flavorful and makes the perfect lunch.

I’m not usually a big fan of Pumpernickel bread, but the combination of the melted Provolone cheese with the sun dried tomato pesto was perfect. This sandwich was delicious and because the bread slice was so large, this was enough to feed two of us for lunch. Happy National Grilled Cheese Day~Enjoy!

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Grilled Provolone Sandwich
Grilled Provolone Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Pumpernickel
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 
This Grilled Provolone Sandwich with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto on Pumpernickel is deliciously flavorful and makes the perfect lunch.
Course: Lunch, Sandwich
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 Slices Pumpernickel Bread
  • 3 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • 2 tbsp . Prepared Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 tbsp . Butter or Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Spread the pesto on one side of the bread and add the cheese to the other and make a sandwich.
  2. Heat a griddle over medium heat and add the butter or cooking spray.
  3. Add your sandwich and cover with a lid. Cook for about 2-3 minutes; then flip to the other side to finish cooking. The bread should be crispy and the cheese melted. Cut the sandwich in half.
Recipe Notes

You can also use a panini press.

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2 Comments

  1. Rach's Recipes
    April 12, 2016 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Pumpernickel is one of my newly discovered breads that I’ve fallen in love with. I made your recipe with some grilled eggplant and heaps of fresh basil. It is my husband’s favorite now too! Thank you so much for sharing.

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