Campfire Caprese Grilled Cheese

Campfire Caprese Grilled Cheese

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

A twist on a classic grilled cheese, this caprese sandwich adds pesto and tomato for a quick and simple campsite meal.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 4 large slices whole-wheat country bread, cut in half, or 8 small slices
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 thin slices tomato


  • Prep

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  1. Combine cheese and pesto in a small bowl. Evenly spread the mixture onto half the bread slices. Top with the remaining bread. Brush both sides of each sandwich with oil. Individually wrap in heavy-duty foil.
  2. Prepare a campfire and let it burn down to the coals. Add 2 tomato slices to each sandwich and rewrap in the foil. Cook the sandwiches 4 to 6 inches above the coals, pressing down with a spatula and flipping a few times until the cheese is melted and the bread is crisped, 10 to 15 minutes. Open carefully. Serve hot.
  • To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1 and store sandwiches in a refrigerator or cold cooler for up to 1 day before adding tomato and cooking.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 272 calories; 19 g fat(6 g sat); 2 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 22 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 646 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 209 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 419 mg sodium; 187 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (21% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2½ fat, 1 high-fat protein, 1 starch

Reviews 1

July 14, 2017
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By: Lisa Valente
I always struggle with what to make when I'm camping. This sandwich is perfect for a post-hike campfire meal.
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