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Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich - caprese flavoured grilled cheese with fresh tomatoes, basil pesto, lots of fresh mozzarella cheese all wrapped in prosciutto then grilled until crisp!

Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine Modern Australian
Keyword pesto grilled cheese, caprese grilled cheese, prosciutto grilled cheese
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Sandwich
Calories Per Serve 542 kcal
Author Lee-Ann Grace | Chef Not Required


  • 2 slices bread I use just plain, fresh white bread
  • 1 tbsp salted butter soft
  • 4-8 slices fresh mozzarella (see notes)
  • 4-6 slices tomato
  • 2 tsp basil pesto (see notes)
  • 2 slices prosciutto very thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper


  1. Butter each slice of bread on one side, all the way to the edges then set aside.

  2. Place one slice of prosciutto onto your work surface, then place one slice of buttered bread on top - butter-side down.

  3. Top the bread with sliced mozzarella, then spread the basil pesto (2 tsp) roughly over the cheese.

  4. Top with sliced tomato and season with salt and pepper, then top with an additional layer of sliced mozzarella if using.

  5. Place second slice of buttered bread on top, butter-side up.

  6. Place the second slice of prosciutto over the top of the sandwich, then fold the ends of prosciutto over each other to enclose.

  7. Heat a panini press, then grill sandwich until cheese has melted and the prosciutto is crisp.

Recipe Notes

*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*