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Three Cheese and Tomato Melt | www.tasteandtellblog.comPhoto Updated April 2013

I told you I’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches lately. And I would stop sharing them, but this one was just so good. (In fact, I ate this sandwich 2 more times after this first one!) And who doesn’t need more sandwich recipes?? I do have more to share besides just sandwiches, but I’ve been trying to get through all the recipes I’ve had lately with the produce that is in season. Because really, it would make no sense to show this sandwich in November. Not only are tomatoes good right now, but I have a bazillion of them in my back yard right now. Yes – I just picked 24 pounds of them earlier this week. And the basil, too. I make sure and make everything I can with lots of basil in the summer since I have a plant in the garden. The rest of the year, it is just too expensive. And cheese is good any time of year, but you can’t really have a panini without it!!

Three-Cheese and Tomato Melt

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Three-Cheese and Tomato Melt

Liven up your grilled cheese with 3 cheeses, tomatoes and basil.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of Crusty country-style bread
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons garlic-and-herb cheese spread, such as Boursin
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced mozzarella
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced provolone
  • 4 thin slices of ripe tomato
  • 6 large fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the sandwich grill or skillet. Place the bread slices on a work surface and brush 1 side of each with the olive oil. Turn and spread the un-oiled sides with the herbed cheese, dividing it evenly. On each of 2 of the slices, layer one-fourth of the mozzarella, then one-fourth of the provolone, 2 tomato slices, and 3 basil leaves. Divide the remaining mozzarella and provolone on top. Place the remaining 2 bread slices on top, herbed-cheese sides down, and press to pack gently.
  2. Place the panini on the grill, close the top plate, and cook until the bread is golden and toasted and the cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. If cooking in a skillet, turn halfway through. Cut each sandwich in half on the diagonal and serve right away.
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10 Responses to Three-Cheese and Tomato Melt

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    What a wonderful toasted sandwich! I cannot resist such a tasty dish!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. kat says:

    Oh yeah perfect with the fresh seasonal tomatoes. I have some lovely heirlooms I should do this with

  3. Courtney says:

    this looks very delish, might have to make it one of these days!!

  4. Talita says:

    Yummmm! This looks really delicious! I love cheese tomato sandwich!

  5. Cookie says:

    I've been on a sandwich kick lately too but never thought of using more than 1 type of cheese. Genius!

  6. Dawn says:

    24 lbs. of tomatoes? are you canning, I hope?
    I agree, nothing quite like a grilled cheese & tomato sammie.

  7. kimberleyblue says:

    nothing is better than a simple tomato sandwich when tomatoes are in season. i love the sound of this!

  8. Sara says:

    This sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it.

  9. eatme_delicious says:

    Ooo there is no way I could turn down this sandwich!! Love that it has Boursin mmm.

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