Cheesy Pesto BLT is grilled cheese and BLT sandwiches married together with vibrant pesto. It’s the indulgent, adult sandwich for the kid in all of us.
I was recently asked by a friend and co-worker what he and his work crew could cook up with limited kitchen gear. Available was a frying pan, electric grill press and a toaster oven. One of my first thoughts was a grilled cheese sandwich. But on second thought, who wants just a grilled cheese, other than a 5-year-old of course?
I sent him a recipe for a pesto grilled cheese because I knew the combo would be amazing and it got me thinking that it could be the start of something great. I knew I wanted to add some kind of meat, and plenty of chewy bacon was the answer for a heartier sandwich. And how can you not have bacon without fresh tomato slices and cool, crisp lettuce? They bring balance to the melty cheese and salty bacon which are wonderfully paired with the pesto. So remember, grilled cheese doesn’t have to be “JUST” a grilled cheese.
Truthfully, the kid in me loves that simple and traditional grilled cheese made with processed cheese slices, but I also love pesto and BLT’s, so it only made sense to put them all together into one delicious sandwich. So don’t just think grilled cheese when graving crispy fried bread and oozy cheese. Think Cheesy Pesto BLT!!
Author: Compelled to Cook