Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Main Course,  Vegetarian

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Lemony Thyme

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  We had to do it.

You know we’ve got basil growing faster than a speeding bullet.  Add a ball of fresh mozzarella able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.  And an Italian bread getting eaten faster than a locomotive…I must act quickly.

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Add oven roasted vine-ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  Oooh my my. Oh yes yes. Honey put on that paaarty dress.

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Forgive me, this sandwich has got me feeling a bit Cheesy ;)

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Servings 2


  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 4-6 Compari or plum tomatoes sliced
  • 2 very thin slices red onion
  • 4 ounces fresh Mozzarella sliced
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • 2 Tbl. butter
  • a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt & freshly cracked pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line shallow baking sheet with foil coated with cooking spray.
  • Spread tomato and onion slices in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile butter one side of each bread slice and set aside.
  • Press roasted tomatoes with paper towels to absorb access moisture. Then layer onto bread slices. Top with mozzarella cheese slices, fresh basil, red onion, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
  • Pan grill until golden brown on each side.


  • Patricia

    I cannot wait to try this recipe. My mouth is watering looing at the picture. Thanks for offering up this fresh recipe as I am looking for more “meat free” ones for my grandkids. They love fresh vegetables and cheese and I look forward to fixing this one for us.

    • libby

      Thank you Patricia. It was really great and fresh. I hope to continue adding to my Vegetarian recipes. I’m a veggie girl at heart. I hope your grandkids like it too. Take care, Libby

  • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    WOW, this looks amazing! I’d love to try it with my GF bread! YUM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from

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