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Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches

To create a more “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwich, I threw in tangy goat cheese and peppery arugula. I enjoy a similar combination on pizza, and it worked here, too! —Jess Apfe, Berkeley, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1-1/2 cups roasted sweet red peppers, drained and patted dry
  • 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened


  • Spread pesto over four slices of bread. Layer with peppers, mozzarella cheese, goat cheese and arugula; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  • In a large skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Jul 24, 2020

    We loved these. I made two "tweaks". Instead of arugula we used baby spinach. Also, instead of roasted red peppers (not my favorite), I roasted a variety of small tomatoes with some herbs and balsamic vinegar. We pressed the sandwiches in a panini grill. SO GOOD, we'll be making this again.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Mar 6, 2017

    This recipe is super easy for a quick "fancy" looking dinner. Definitely will be making this again! My family loved it!

  • MurphyNJ
    Jun 23, 2014

    This sounded so great, that I did not change a thing when I made it. I used used store-bought sour dough bread and it was fantastic!

  • badkitty1116
    Jun 22, 2014

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  • kbullard
    Jun 22, 2014

    This was very good and filling! I can't wait to make it for guests.

  • desmma15
    Jun 22, 2014

    Unfortunately, those of us who don't live in California don't have access to REAL sourdough bread; and I really miss it!