Mozzarella, Pesto & Ham Toasties

A fresh mint-almond pesto makes this modern ham and cheese sandwich taste like something you'd order at an upscale deli.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Hands On: 45 mins

Mozzarella, Pesto & Ham Toasties

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place whole pepper on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake 15 minutes or until charred. Remove; wrap in foil. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and remove stem and seeds; cut into strips.
  2. Meanwhile, place shallot, almonds, and zest in a food processor; pulse until chopped. Add mint and parsley; pulse to coarsely chop. Gradually add lemon juice and oil, pulsing after each addition until mixture is coarsely pureed. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Preheat broiler. Toast bread on a baking sheet 4 to 5 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes. Turn slices; spread half the slices with half the almond pesto; store remaining pesto. Top with cheese. Top remaining slices with ham. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with pepper strips. Assemble sandwiches.

From the Test Kitchen

Or use 3/4 cup jarred roasted red sweet pepper, cut in strips.

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Nutrition Facts (Mozzarella, Pesto & Ham Toasties)

  • Per serving:
  • 689 kcal ,
  • 45 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat ,
  • 7 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 22 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 59 mg chol. ,
  • 966 mg sodium ,
  • 44 g carb. ,
  • 8 g fiber ,
  • 7 g sugar ,
  • 30 g pro.

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