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 twopeasandtheirpod.com 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 twopeasandtheirpod.com 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!

pesto

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 twopeasandtheirpod.com 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 twopeasandtheirpod.com 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 twopeasandtheirpod.com I love everything about this sandwich!

Brie, Pesto, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese

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

Ingredients
  

  • 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
  • ¼ cup DeLallo Sweet and Tangy Sun-Dried Peppers drained and chopped (or use roasted red peppers)

Instructions
 

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

Have you tried this recipe?

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

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

  2. 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. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. Re: avoiding unpasteurized cheeses during pregnancy (from my previous comment) – That’s good! Good for your pregnant readers to know, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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!

  11. I went to the store to get the ingredients today to make this and had no luck finding the sweet peppers ๐Ÿ™ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚