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

Hilary Meyer


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

272 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 14.4g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 2.5g; fat 19.1g 30% DV; saturated fat 5.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 22.1mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 646.1IU 13% DV; vitamin c 4.1mg 7% DV; folate 21.3mcg 5% DV; calcium 209.3mg 21% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 35mg 13% DV; potassium 186.9mg 5% DV; sodium 418.6mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV; added sugar 2g.

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I always struggle with what to make when I'm camping. This sandwich is perfect for a post-hike campfire meal. Read More