Closeup View of 2 Mozzarella Cheese Sandwiches on a Skillet. One of Those Sandwiches has Been Cut into Half
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Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich With Roasted Red Pepper

Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich made with fresh cheese, roasted red peppers and homemade arugula pesto spread.
Course Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 616kcal
Author Healing Tomato

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper
  • 4 slices Mozzarella thinly sliced
  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted

For the Arugula Pesto Spread

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees
  • On a baking tray, place one red pepper and put in the oven. No need to oil it or wrap it in foil.
  • Let it roast for about 25-30 minutes. Turn the tray around the 15 minute mark
  • Remove from the oven when it starts to blister. Set oven to 450 degrees.
  • Let it cool to touch before removing the blistered skin.
  • Cut open the bell pepper and remove all the seeds before you cut it into julienne strips
  • Prepare arugula pesto spread by blending all the ingredients
  • Make thin slices out of the mozzarella ball. I used 2 slices per sandwich
  • Take 4 slices of Italian bread and oil one side
  • Place 2 slices on a warm cast-iron griddle. Oiled side should be down
  • On top of the two slices, spread arugula pesto. Be generous.
  • Layer with mozzarella slices, bell pepper strips and balsamic vinegar.
  • Spread pesto on the 2 remaining slices and place it on top of the sandwich
  • Roast one side of the sandwich stove top. Roast for about 7 minutes or until it browns
  • Flip the sandwich and then place it in the oven and keep it for about 7 minutes or until you start hearing the sizzle
  • Remove from the oven and serve after 2 minutes

Video

Notes

Nutrition Info is approximate
- While its roasting in the oven, the air on the inside of the red pepper is being pushed out.  So, don't be surprised if it collapses on itself.
- Cooking it both stove top and in the oven will help the sandwich be crispy and prevent the cheese from melting too quickly

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcal