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Griddled Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwiches

No recipe image available.This delicious Italian-inspired grilled cheese sandwich will remind you of the classic Margherita pizza.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 large slices of country French bread
1/4 cup olive oil
16 slices of mozzarella cheese
3 Roma or Compari tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
8 fresh basil leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Lightly brush both sides of bread with olive oil. Place 2 slices of mozzarella on piece of bread. Top with 3 slices of tomato, salt, pepper and 1/4 of the basil. Top with 2 more slices of cheese and second piece of bread. Repeat to make 3 more sandwiches.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sandwiches and cook, pressing down with a spatula, for 4 minutes. Turn over and continue to cook until golden and cheese is melted, about 4 more minutes. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.