Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese


  • 8 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Brush the outsides of each sandwich with butter.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder; brush over the insides of each sandwich.
  • On four slices of bread, layer mozzarella cheese and tomatoes; sprinkle with the basil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Top with remaining bread. 
  • In a skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted.

Source: Taste of Home Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese