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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4
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Ooey, gooey, double grilled cheese -make sandwiches quickly with pizza dough!
Updated Oct 1, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Ann Goncheroski
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Thin Crust Pizza Crust
  • 1/2 cup tomato bruschetta with olive oil and basil, drained if necessary (from 8-oz jar)
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Watkins™ Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Watkins™ Garlic Sea Salt

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray large cookie sheet with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll dough on cookie sheet; press to form 16x11-inch rectangle. Bake 6 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix bruschetta and mascarpone cheese until well blended; set aside.
  • 3
    Heat griddle or 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat (325°F). With pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut pizza crust into 4 rows by 2 rows to make 8 (5 1/2x4-inch) rectangles.
  • 4
    To assemble sandwiches, spread 1 tablespoon bruschetta mixture to within 1/4 inch from edges on each pizza crust rectangle. Top 4 rectangles with 2 slices mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining pizza crust rectangles bruschetta mixture side down. Brush 1 1/2 teaspoons of the olive oil over tops of sandwiches; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the basil and 1/4 teaspoon of the garlic salt.
  • 5
    Place sandwiches oil side down on hot griddle. Brush with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon basil and remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt. Cook uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Turn; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until bottoms are golden brown and sandwiches are heated through.

Nutrition Information

510 Calories, 31g Total Fat, 19g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
280
Total Fat
31g
47%
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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