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A grilled cheese sandwich made with pesto and turkey, cut in half and stacked on top of a small sheetpan lined with parchment paper

Turkey & Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

sara a.
An easy and super delicious grilled cheese recipe with deli turkey, pesto, creamy jack cheese, and cheddar.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 580 kcal


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 slices bread, about 1/2" thick sourdough, French, or Italian
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 4 ounces deli turkey oven-roasted, peppered, or smoked
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Pepperjack
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spread one tablespoon of softened butter onto one slice of bread. Place the bread, butter side down, into the hot skillet.
  • Spread one tablespoon of pesto across the top surface of the bread. Spread 1/4 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese across the pesto, then top the cheese with half of the turkey. Add another layer of cheese, this time using 1/4 cup of cheddar.
  • Spread one tablespoon of pesto across a new slice of bread, then one tablespoon of softened butter across the other side. Place the bread slice, pesto side down, onto the cheddar. Using a spatula, lightly press down on the sandwich.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, until browned on the bottom.
  • Flip the sandwich, and cook another 2-3 minutes until browned, and cheese is melted.
  • Repeat to make second sandwich.
  • Cut both sandwiches in half, and serve warm!


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 580kcal
Keyword Turkey Pesto Grilled Cheese
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