Closeup View of 2 Mozzarella Cheese Sandwiches on a Skillet. One of Those Sandwiches has Been Cut into Half

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



  • 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


  • 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



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


Calories: 616kcal