Italian Grilled Cheese

April 12, 2012

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, here’s an oldie-but-goodie favorite.  Like any grilled cheese, there’s really no way to go wrong.  A little Parmesan or Asiago would be a great addition, along with a little roasted garlic.

  • Crusty Italian Bread
  • Ripe Tomatoes
  • Provolone
  • Mozzarella
  • Fresh Basil
  • Olive Oil

Slice the tomatoes and cheeses.

Heat the griddle or skillet over medium heat.  Brush a slice of bread with olive oil and place it oil side down on the griddle.

Pile on a slice of provolone, a couple of tomato slices and a few basil leaves.

Add the mozzarella.

Add the second piece of bread and brush the top with a little more olive oil.  Smash it down with a spatula and let it cook over medium to medium-low heat until the bread is lightly browned and the cheese is all gooey.

Serve it up hot and enjoy!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jimmy G April 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Wait is that a flat-top you have in your kitchen? Envy! I would kill for that! Looks yummy!


2 karenbove April 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Yes, it’s a small flat top on my range. I love it!


3 Winnie April 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

This looks yummy..Can’t wait to try it…Your photos are GREAT. Really makes you want to cook the food.


4 karenbove April 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Thanks Winnie!


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