Grilled Cheese with Pesto

September 26, 2012 · 3 comments

Grilled cheese with pesto. Do it, and you won’t regret it. Even my 84-year-old grandma who literally wrote a cookbook about delicious appetizers thinks this combo is the bee’s knees.

I always use Tillamook Extra Sharp cheddar cheese and my mom’s homemade bread (which she sells at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market on Saturdays).

While the food-processor method for making pesto does the trick, I’ve been having fun chopping everything with just a big knife, kinda like in this video by Tiger in a Jar (though not quite so pretty). Also, I never use pine nuts in my pesto because they’re too dang expensive, and I don’t see what the big deal is. This has been the summer of creamy almond-based pesto, and I think that’s a pretty good thing.

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Aunt Sue September 27, 2012 at 6:18 am

this looks SO SO SO SO SO good! gonna try it!

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catie September 27, 2012 at 7:18 am

i have some pesto in the freezer ~ TOTALLY making this!
wish i could buy a loaf of your mom’s bread, but i’m in idaho.

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abby September 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I’ll do it! Pesto and cheese are staples around here, but I haven’t had a true grilled cheese in a long long time.

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