Bruschetta Grilled Cheese

By Theresa Greco
Classic grilled cheese meets the classic Italian antipasto for a new delizioso take on a beloved family-favorite recipe.
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Course: Lunch


  • balsamic vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • For the Sandwich:
  • For the Tomato Salad Topping
  • Fresh basil
  • fresh mozzarella
  • large round loaf rustic bread
  • large tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper


  1. For the Tomato Salad Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Allow to marinate a few minutes while sandwich is cooking.
  2. For the Sandwich heat a nonstick griddle or pan over medium heat. Evenly coat pan with olive oil.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on one side of all 4 slices of bread. Layer mozzarella rounds in an even layer on two of the slices. Top with the other two slices of bread oil side down.
  4. Place on griddle and cook until sandwich is golden brown on bottom, about 2-4 minutes. Carefully flip sandwich and cook on other side until golden brown and cheese is melted through.
  5. Remove from heat and cut into bruschetta slices. Top each piece with tomato salad and serve with extra tomato on the side.