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Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese

This take on classic grilled cheese uses mozzarella, tomatoes , and basil on sourdough bread for a light and delicious Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese!

If you love grilled cheese, be sure to check out my Turkey Jalapeño Grilled Cheese or my Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese!

tomato basil grilled cheese

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This is a light take on the classic grilled cheese! I use sourdough bread, mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato slices, and basil leaves. You cook this baby up just like a traditional grilled cheese. But, this Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese is anything but traditional!

You can dip this Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese in tomato soup or enjoy it on its own. I love cooking this up for an easy lunch or dinner!

tomato basil grilled cheese

Ingredients for Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese

Organic Sourdough Bread

Organic Valley Mozzarella

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Organic Tomatoes

Organic Fresh Basil

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

tomato basil grilled cheese

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

tomato basil grilled cheese
tomato basil grilled cheese

Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



This gourmet Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese will take your grilled cheese to the next level! This healthy take on grilled cheese uses fresh tomatoes and basil.


  • 2 slices organic sourdough bread

  • 4 slices organic mozzarella cheese

  • 4 slices organic tomato

  • organic fresh basil leaves

  • organic black pepper

  • fine sea salt

  • 2 tablespoons organic salted butter


  • Assemble the sandwich by adding 2 slices of mozzarella on each side. Place the tomato slices on one side and the basil leaves on the other. Salt and pepper each side.
  • In a small saucepan, add 1 tablespoon butter and turn onto low heat. Allow butter to melt, then place sandwich in pan. Cover with a lid. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  • Flip, adding the other tablespoon of butter into the pan, and then set down sandwich. Cover with lid and cook for another 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottom and the mozzarella is completely melted. Remove from heat.


  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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