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Last week I caught wind that The Grilled Cheeserie, one of Nashville’s most popular food trucks, is celebrating April as National Grilled Cheese MONTH. That’s a bandwagon that I’m more than happy to jump on!

Every time I have a grilled cheese I think “I reallllly need more grilled cheeses in my life!”. This sandwich is an ode to more melty and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches for all.

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I feel kind of silly even telling you how to make a grilled cheese because it’s pretty much just 1) throw all the things between 2 slices of good white bread 2) grill the cheese sandwich in a skillet full of butter on low heat 3) EAT! But, because I can’t control myself, I have a gif of the process for you :D


This recipe is a slight adaptation of THIS Green Goddess Grilled Cheese from Tastespotting. I used a regular ole pesto recipe similar to this one from the Kitchn.

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I was pleasantly surprised how FREAKING amazing this grilled cheese is! Like, I want to eat it every single day amazing.

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Instead of spinach, I used watercress and arugula which have become staples in my kitchen over the past month. No regrets there.

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What’s your favorite grilled cheese combo??? I have exactly 3 weeks left in national grilled cheese month and I plan to make the most of it! :)

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Pesto Grilled Cheese

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 1 tablespoon of pesto
  • 1 slice of provolone cheese, cut to fit size of bread
  • 12 tablespoons of goat cheese
  • small handful of watercress
  • small handful of arugula
  • 1/4 of an avocado, thinly sliced
  • 12 tablespoons of butter


  1. Spread the pesto on one side of the bread.
  2. Top with provolone, then the watercress and arugula, and then the goat cheese. Top with a few slices of avocado.
  3. Close the sandwich and press firmly on the top.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat about 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat until just melted.
  5. Place your sandwich in the skillet and spread remaining butter over top of the sandwich.
  6. Cook on each side for about 5-6 minutes on a low heat or until each side is a nice crispy golden brown.
  7. ENJOY!!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes