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two caprese grilled cheese half sandwiches stacked on top of each other

Caprese Grilled Cheese

I can't think of a better lunch than this Caprese Grilled Cheese made with crisp bacon, soft mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and super soft bread!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 558


  • ½ cup heirloom tomatoes (sliced)
  • 4 fresh basil leaves (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 slices Bread
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or olive oil spray
  • 2 ounces fresh whole milk mozzarella
  • 2 slices cooked bacon


  • In small bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, balsamic, and salt. Stir to combine and allow to sit for at least five minutes.
  • To make grilled cheese, add thin layer of olive oil to the outside of both slices of your Martins Butter Bread. Place first slice, oil side down, on hot griddle. Add thin layer of cheese, only using half the amount. Add tomatoes and basil, allowing any residual liquid to remain in bowl. Top with cooked bacon. Cover with remaining mozzarella. Top with second piece of bread, oil side up.
  • Allow to cook over medium heat, flipping once, until dark golden brown and cheese has melted. Serve immediately.


Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1524mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1088IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 364mg | Iron: 2mg