Mozzarella, Basil, and Roasted Pepper Sandwiches

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 320


4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 slices
4 slices country bread
4 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup roasted red or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips


1 Trim the mozzarella slices to fit the bread. If the mozzarella is juicy, pat it dry. Lay half the cheese in a single layer on two slices of bread.

2 Arrange the basil leaves and peppers on the cheese and top with the remaining mozzarella. Place the remaining bread on top and press down firmly with your hands.

3 Preheat a sandwich press or stove-top grill pan. Place the sandwiches in the press and cook until toasted, about 4 to 5 minutes. If using a grill pan, place a heavy weight such as a frying pan on top. Turn the sandwiches when browned on one side, cover with the weight, and toast on the second side. Serve hot.

From "1,000 Italian Recipes." Copyright 2004 by Michele Scicolone. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 320
Calories from Fat: 120

This Mozzarella, Basil, and Roasted Pepper Sandwiches recipe is from the Cook'n in Italy Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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