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Brie, Pesto, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese

Brie, Pesto, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese-warm, melty brie with basil pesto and sweet red peppers! This simple sandwich is great for lunch or dinner! 

Pesto, Brie, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe on Grilled cheese perfection!

Today is the last day of National Grilled Cheese Month. I might shed a tear. I am sad to see this month go. I’ve loved having an extra excuse to eat grilled cheese sandwiches. I have been craving grilled cheese sandwiches since the beginning of my pregnancy so I have fully embraced grilled cheese month.  We still have one more day to celebrate and we are going out with a bang!

There is nothing wrong with a classic grilled cheese, but today I am sharing one of my new favorite grilled cheese recipes, a Brie, Pesto, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwich. You NEED to make this sandwich today. Grilled cheese month insists and so do I!

Pesto, Brie, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe on LOVE this sandwich!

You only need five ingredients to make this incredible sandwich. Bread, butter, brie, pesto, and sweet red peppers. That is it! Easy peasy!


I was feeling lazy so I busted out my favorite jarred pesto-Delallo’s Simply Basil Pesto. DeLallo’s pesto is made with handpicked Ligurian basil in an aromatic blend of olive oil, crunchy pine nuts, cashews, garlic and two celebrated Italian cheeses: Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano. It is the real deal! I also used DeLallo’s Sweet and Tangy Sun-Dried Peppers. They are super sweet…better than candy! I love them!

Pesto, Brie, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe on The BEST grilled cheese sandwich!

If you are a go-getter and want to make your own pesto, our Spinach Basil Pesto would be great on this sandwich. You can also use roasted red peppers, but I highly recommend DeLallo’s sweet peppers. They are my favorite and are so good in this grilled cheese sandwich!

Pesto, Brie, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe on You have to make this sandwich! It is life changing!

Crunchy, buttery bread on the outside with creamy, melty brie cheese, basil pesto, and sweet peppers on the inside. This is grilled cheese perfection right here!

Celebrate the final day of National Grilled Cheese Month with a Brie, Pesto, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese. Your belly will thank you! And don’t worry, if you don’t get to this sandwich today, it is totally acceptable to eat this grilled cheese sandwich all year long. I know I am going to:)

Pesto, Brie, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe on I love everything about this sandwich!

Brie, Pesto, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Grilled cheese sandwich with brie, pesto, and sweet red peppers! This sandwich is great for lunch or dinner!


4 slices sturdy bread (I used ciabatta)
2 tablespoon soft butter, for brushing the bread
4 tablespoons DeLallo basil pesto
5 ounces brie cheese, thinly sliced
1/4 cup DeLallo Sweet and Tangy Sun-Dried Peppers, drained and chopped (or use roasted red peppers)


1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.

2. Butter the outside of each slice of bread. Spread basil pesto on the inside of each slice of bread. Place the peppers and brie cheese slices on top of one piece of bread. Top with the other slice of bread.

3. Place the sandwich, butter side down, on the hot pan. Grill for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2 more minutes. Serve immediately.

Disclosure-this post is in partnership with DeLallo, but our opinions are our own.

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41 Responses to “Brie, Pesto, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese”

  1. Erica — April 30, 2014 @ 4:41 am

    I always forget how awesome pesto is! I bet its totally awesome on grilled cheese!! Perfect ending to a delicious month

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — April 30, 2014 @ 6:18 am

    OMG, this is brilliant! I LOVE pesto and I totally have never thought of putting it on Grilled Cheese. You may have just changed my life girl! Pinning and face planting STAT!

  3. jenna — April 30, 2014 @ 6:22 am

    the ultimate grilled cheese, for sure!! this sounds simple wonderful and bursting with flavor!

  4. Laura @ Raise Your Garden — April 30, 2014 @ 6:47 am

    You can never be too late to the grilled cheese party. This sandwich might just be my last hurrah before I start to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

    And the pesto party? I’m so there. I’m planting over 20 basil plants this year (with spinach of course).

    Great pics as always, so inspiring!

  5. Maryea {happy healthy mama} — April 30, 2014 @ 6:55 am

    This looks fantastic! I love jazzing up my grilled cheese.

  6. Chloe @ foodlikecake — April 30, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    This look like the best grilled cheese EVER. I love the brie, pesto, and sweet peppers :-)

  7. Marla Meridith — April 30, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    Ohhhhh. This Grilled Cheese looks GREAT!

  8. Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 30, 2014 @ 8:28 am

    I love everything about this cheesy sandwich. You combined three of my very favorite things and smooshed them between two slices of buttery bread–nom!

  9. Jenny Flake — April 30, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    What a beautiful grilled cheese! I’d have it for breakfast :)

  10. Cookbook Queen — April 30, 2014 @ 8:55 am

    That buttery bread is calling my name!!

  11. Tieghan — April 30, 2014 @ 8:56 am

    So pretty!! This looks KILLER and like the perfect lunch. Yum!

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — April 30, 2014 @ 8:58 am

    DROOLING!! This looks beautiful and loooove the brie!!

  13. Heather Christo — April 30, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    so, so good Maria!!

  14. Corey — April 30, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    Please reconsider eating Brie unless you’re sure it has been made from pasteurized milk. Soft cheeses are not safe to eat during pregnancy. Some say it’s okay if the cheese has been cooked, but grilled cheese sandwiches are not really cooked through to a high enough temperature to be safe.

    • Two Peas replied: — April 30th, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

      I used President Cheese Brie, which is pasteurized. Thanks for your concern though!

  15. Jodee Weiland — April 30, 2014 @ 11:32 am

    This sandwich looks wonderful…so delicious and full of rich flavors! Love it…thanks for sharing!

  16. Maira D. — April 30, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    This looks good – my stomach has some issues with pesto so I’ll have to go really light on it but this does sound amazing

  17. sara — April 30, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

    YUM! This looks totally awesome. :)

  18. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 30, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    What a killer grilled cheese, love these flavors!

  19. Yum! Talk about the perfect lunch. I could definitely go for one (or two) or these!

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  21. Oh lordy, does this look mouthwatering! What a brilliant combo of color and flavor in this grilled cheese. I could go for a big bite!

  22. ami@naivecookcooks — April 30, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

    Such a wonderful combination !

  23. Corey — April 30, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

    Re: avoiding unpasteurized cheeses during pregnancy (from my previous comment) – That’s good! Good for your pregnant readers to know, too 😉

  24. Gaby — April 30, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

    So irresistible!

  25. kara — May 1, 2014 @ 12:18 am

    Can you share the brand/source for the bread? I’m in utah too so even if it’s local the source would be great. The whole sandwich looks fantastic, but I have to admit the bread itself is what looks crazy good. Thanks!

  26. Deborah — May 1, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    Are there other Dellago products you recommend?

  27. These look so delicious! I can’t wait to try these grilled cheese masterpieces! Pinned!

  28. bev @ bevcooks — May 1, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    Uhhhhhh yeah this is happening.

  29. Love me a good gourmet grilled cheese! I pretty much always put pesto in mine but have never used peppers in one, I must fix this asap!

  30. YESSSS this is the best flavour combo ever! And such gorgeous crispy bread :)

  31. Red Velvet — May 6, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

    crispy and tastes it

  32. Emily @ Life on Food — May 11, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

    Talk about a grown up grilled cheese. Lovin’ it!

  33. Lindsay — May 19, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    YUM! All of my favorites in one sandwich. Looks delish!

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  35. Debbie V Kunnanz — August 22, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    I went to the store to get the ingredients today to make this and had no luck finding the sweet peppers :-( I have called 3 different stores trying to find them and nobody seems to have them (or they aren’t really going to look on shelves and just telling me they did) Is there anyway you can tell me what grocery stores carry these in Oklahoma???? HELP I need this sandwich in my life :-)

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