Roasted Tomato Caprese Grilled Cheese

I love anything involving “caprese,” and I love it even more with melted mozzarella in grilled cheese form. With balsamic roasted tomatoes, this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser or a quick and easy dinner for a busy weeknight meal!

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Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 8 ounces low fat mozzarella, sliced

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Place tomatoes onto prepared baking sheet. Add balsamic vinegar, a pinch each of salt and pepper, and gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast until tomatoes are beginning to caramelize, about 10-15 minutes.

3.Heat olive oil in a grill pan over medium high heat.

4. Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter over 1 side of each bread slice. Turn the slices over and top with toasted tomatoes, basil leaves, mozzarella, and then top with another slice of bread, buttered side up, to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining slices of bread to make 4 sandwiches.

5.Place sandwich in pan and grill, flipping once, until bread is golden and filling is heated through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

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Chung-Ah, the author behind Damn Delicious, loves to take simple ingredients and transform them into sophisticated and elegant meals.