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Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with White Cheddar & Pesto

Chelsea Kram – XO&So: Vegetarian Comfort Food
These fast & easy mini grilled cheese sandwiches with white cheddar & pesto are the perfect holiday appetizer or soup dipper!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Servings 15 sandwiches


  • 1 long French baguette sliced thin
  • 2 cups white cheddar shredded
  • ¾ cup pesto jarred or homemade
  • mayonnaise or butter for grilling the bread
  • salt and pepper


  • Slice your baguette into thin slices, so you'll end up with about 28-32 slices. 
    Spread mayonnaise or melted butter on ONE side of each piece of bread. Place the bread mayo-side-down.
    Spread a heaping teaspoon (or more, to taste) of pesto on half of all the bread slices. 
    Top the pesto with a heaping tablespoon or two of shredded white cheddar. Add some fresh black pepper and a sprinkle of sea salt on each. Then close each sandwich. 
  •  Heat a large pan on medium heat, let it heat for about 5 minutes before adding the sandwiches to the pan. (Depending on the size of your pan, you can cook about 5-7 sandwiches at once)
    Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  • Serve hot with your favorite soup, or offer them up on a platter!
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