Dairy Farmers of Canada

Italian Grilled Cheese

This is the Italian Grilled Cheese recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min - 15 min
  • Cooking: 5 min - 10 min
Yields 4 servings
italian grilled cheese


  • 4 panini breads
  • 6 1/2 oz (200 g) Canadian Mozzarella sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) pesto
  • 2 grilled bell peppers sliced
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Slice paninis in halves. Spread pesto onto each half. Evenly distribute both cheeses and bell peppers on four bottom halves, then cover with four top halves.

Heat skillet over medium-low heat.

Cook sandwiches approximately 5 minutes on each side while applying pressure to flatten. Panini sandwiches are ready when bread is browned and cheese is melted.


Serve with a tasty arugula salad.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 388 Calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 35 g
Fat: 19 g
Fibre: 2.6 g
Sodium: 703 mg