Pesto Veggie Grilled Cheese

I love pesto and I love using it in my cooking now more than ever. It goes great in pasta dishes, lasagna, casseroles, chicken and sandwiches. Here’s a really simple vegetarian lunch option for those lazy days when you’re just craving a hearty grilled cheese.



Broccoli florets

Onion, sliced

Bell pepper, sliced

Mozzarella cheese, shredded


Pesto *

Heavy Cream

Parmesan Cheese

*I use Trader Joe’s Kale Pesto


  1. In a non stick skillet, heat some oil or butter and add in all your vegetables. You can add the vegetables of your choice, these are just what I normally have on hand. Season the veggies with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, crushed red pepper. Let it simmer on low heat until soft.
  2. When the veggies are soft and the carrots are easily broken with fork, add in 2 TBSP of pesto. Mix and incorporate well into the veggies, then add couple splashes of heavy cream. Let it simmer and add parmesan cheese, then turn heat off.
  3. Take your bread slices and apply some butter onto the outside of both slices. On the inside, place a couple spoonfuls of cooked vegetables. Top with mozzarella cheese and then cover with the bread (buttered side facing up).
  4. Now you can either heat this up in the skillet, or bake in a toaster oven at 350F until the bread is crisp golden and the cheese has melted.

I really hope you try this recipe, it’s super simple and so tasty. If you do try, please do tag me @ssweetdreamer on social media!

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