Adding ricotta to Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a great twist to a classic rainy day sandwich. It is also very easy to make and very quick. Add Campari tomato

Grilled cheese sandwich that has ricotta cheese in it? Yes, it is possible and it also very scrumptious.

Don’t take my word for it. Make it yourself or listen to my family members.

This grilled cheese sandwich is a staple around my household, especially when the weather outside is cold and frightful.

Front view of a grilled cheese sandwich with ricotta and roasted campari tomatoes - grilled cheese sandwich

When I pair this sandwich with my homemade tomato soup, I am seen as a cook sent from heaven.

Alright, I am not from heaven, but, very close to it (New Jersey). I do share everyone’s love for this classic “snow day” comfort food.

Lately, I have been trying to make classic recipes but put a simple twist on the dish. The ricotta cheese is the twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich.

Overhead view of 4 slices of bread. 2 are spread with ricotta cheese and 2 have melted jalapeno jack cheese - grilled cheese sandwich

Be warned, though, the ricotta cheese makes the grilled cheese sandwich very heavy in the calorie department. This just means that you will spend an extra hour at the gym. So, no big deal, right?

Now, a great grilled cheese sandwich deserves to be paired with the best tomato available on earth.

Enter: The Campari Tomato!

Overhead view of 2 slices of a bread with ricotta cheese and camapari tomatoes - grilled cheese sandwich

The Campari tomato is light on acidity, great on sweetness and good for the human body.  So, at least, I can claim that this sandwich has a healthy component.

Most people don’t really associate the Rosemary and Olive Oil demi loaf with any sandwiches. People are normally used to only seeing this bread in Italian restaurant given away as free appetizer.

It can easily be found at the baker section of your supermarket.  However, if you ever have two and a half hours, feel free to make this bread at home.  There is nothing better than smelling the aroma of fresh rosemary bread coming from the kitchen.  The best recipe I have found for this bread is from Table For Two’s Blog.

Today, I have found a better use for this bread.  Just look at that wholesome loaf goodness! It makes for a very crispy grilled cheese sandwich and also prevents the whole dish from getting too soggy.

If you think ricotta is too strange to add to a sandwich, then, you shouldn’t try my grilled cheese with chocolate or my Brussels sprouts grilled cheese!!

However, there is no way around it. This is one messy sandwich.  You are going to need lots of napkins for this grilled cheese sandwich with ricotta.

If you have any campari tomatoes left over, turn them into Pasta Pomodoro.  I also have another messy sandwich that a fresh mozzarella sandwich with arugula pesto

gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ricotta

Grilled cheese with roasted tomatoes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 Sandwiches
Calories 579 kcal


  • 4 slices demi loaf Rosemary and Olive Oil demi loaf
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 slices Jalapeno Jack cheese
  • 2 Campari tomatoes
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp oregano dried or fresh
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary dried or fresh
  • 1 tsp hot sauce optional
  • 1 tsp pine nuts
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Cooking spray for the Grilled cheese


  • Place Campari tomatoes on a baking sheet
  • Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil
  • Add a few flakes of the rosemary and whole peppercorns
  • Add a pinch of salt to these tomatoes
  • Place tomatoes in tomato broiler until they are crinkled (10 min)
  • Remove from toaster oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the ricotta cheese
  • Add the oregano flakes to the ricotta cheese
  • Add the remaining peppercorn
  • Add the salt and pepper
  • Add the capers
  • Stir well and leave aside for about 10 minutes
  • Heat a pan on the stove and spray with cooking oil
  • Grill the bread slices on one side and turn them
  • On the grilled side, place 1 slice of Jack cheese
  • Top two slices with the ricotta cheese mixture
  • If you like more fresh ground crushed peppers, add them now.
  • Lightly crush the roasted tomato with your hand and place it on top of the sandwich
  • Top with pine nuts that are freshly roasted
  • Close the sandwich with the other toasted Rosemary bread

Serve the sandwich with the hot sauce on the side. It works great as a dipping sauce.


    Nutritional Info is approximate


    Calories: 579kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 24gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 1047mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 845IUVitamin C: 5.6mgCalcium: 481mgIron: 2mg
    Keyword Ricotta cheese sandwich, tomato sandwich, vegetarian sandwich recipes
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    1. I like the rosemary bread. Just had it at Carrabbas the other day. have to try it in grilled cheese sandwich. Bada Bing! NJ Rules….

    2. Wow! Campari tomato? Ricotta cheese? In a Grilled cheese sandwich? I am impressed. This is a radical sandwich in evet way. Perfect!