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stacked grilled cheese with tomato and mayo
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Caprese Grilled Cheese

Switch up your sandwich game with this easy Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It's made with tomato, fresh mozzarella and a delicious basil mayonnaise, and ready in 5 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: caprese sandwich, grilled cheese
Servings: 1
Calories: 644kcal
Author: Erin


  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 vine ripe tomato sliced
  • 3 slices fresh mozzarella cheese

for the mayo:

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • handful of spinach optional


  • Before you can make the sandwich, you'll need to make the mayonnaise. Add all mayo ingredients to a small blender or food processor and pulse until smooth; set aside.
  • For the sandwich: butter 1 side of each piece of bread. Place one piece of bread, butter side down, in a nonstick skillet.
  • Put sliced tomato and mozzarella overtop of that piece of bread.
  • Spread basil mayo on the other side of the second piece of bread before placing it, mayo side down and butter side up, overtop of the tomato and cheese.
  • Cook the sandwich for 3-4 minutes on the first side over medium heat, then carefully flip it over and cook it for 1-2 more minutes until the bread is golden brown. Enjoy!


*Calories are an estimation 
*To make this vegan, simply use vegan butter, mayo and mozzarella cheese; can be gluten free if you use gluten free bread 


Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1032mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3567IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 579mg | Iron: 4mg