Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Panini Sandwich

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This amazing Panini Sandwich recipe, with roasted red peppers, sweet basil, pesto, and mozzarella, contained all in one delicious sandwich!

 Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Are any of you watching Nashville? I think I may have found my next show addiction.

Thank you hulu.

I curiously watch the first 5 minutes of a bunch of shows when I’m bored/want to avoid dishes. If it peaks my interest, then I keep watching. Usually none of them make the cut because my attention span is comparative to that of……a goldfish? A fruit fly? Something along those lines. But my obsession with Friday Night Lights is what made me click on Nashville. Connie Britton is where it’s at, yo. I may or may not have a slight girl crush on her. #shessopretty

Also, if Tim Riggins could make a cameo appearance, that would basically just make my life.

There’s a little FNL humor for you. Watch that series and then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

ANYWAYS, the moral of the story: I love television.

And sandwiches.

 Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Grilled Cheese SandwichParticularly the grilled cheese variety because it contains my two favorite food groups in all the land: carbs and cheese. Yes, those are food groups at my house.

This sandwich happened for lunch one day on a whim. I had a little extra pesto left from making this recipe and for some reason I bought fresh mozzarella, so obviously I had to throw some of that onto a sandwich and melt it up.

Oh em gee, you guys. This is my new favorite sandwich.

Roasted red peppers + basil + pesto + melty cheese = comatose. Also, epic.

It’s sort of like a crispy and buttery caprese sandwich but without fresh tomatoes. I did throw on a few sun-dried tomatoes because I love those little suckers, but left the fresh ones off. Totally a preference thing. Sliced turkey would have been amazing on this too, but was fresh out of that. Ok ok, I’ll make it again and try it with the turkey….twist my arm.

If you need an easy and tasty lunch, give this recipe a go. You will love it 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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4.50 from 2 votes

Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Panini Sandwich

This amazing Panini Sandwich recipe, with roasted red peppers, sweet basil, pesto, and mozzarella, contained all in one delicious sandwich!
servings 2 sandwiches
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 slices of French bread or Italian bread
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 6 leaves of fresh basil
  • 2 large roasted red peppers
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon sun dried tomatoes optional
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter


  • Preheat skillet or grill pan over medium low heat.
  • To make the sandwiches, stack all ingredients in between two slices of bread being sure to spread the pesto evenly in between both sandwiches. Spread the outer sides of the bread on the sandwich with softened butter and grill until bread is toasty and cheese is melted. Rest 1 minute before cutting and eating.


Calories: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1885mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1633IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 399mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Panini Sandwich
4.50 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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  1. Jenny @ BAKE

    I absolutely love Nashville! I get to work early the day after it’s on in the UK so I can watch it before I start my day! These grilled cheese sandwiches look amazing!

  2. Natalie @ Paper And Birch

    I’m with Meagan, grilled cheese should be celebrated every month! This looks incredible Lauren. And great shots too 🙂

  3. Wendy @ MamaBalance

    These look amazing! I am a sucker for a good grilled cheese sandwich and this one is a must try.

    Thanks for sharing about Nashville. I’ve been in a TV rut lately and need something new.

  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    I think we should celebrate grilled cheese month every month. Love love love these grilled cheese sandwiches.

  5. Karen

    Love the tweaking this delicious sandwich it up a notch with the sun dried tomatoes…love them, have them, and forget to use them. I use them in a few recipes, but they are really very versatile and can be used in anything…salads, omelets…thanks for the reminder!

  6. Aggie

    Funny a couple of weeks ago I settled in to watch Nashville for first time (because of Connie Britton) and could not find it on Netflix! Ended up starting FNL for second time and loving it all over again.
    Just got hulu so thanks for the reminder 🙂

    I could eat this sandwich every day!! Love it!