Friday, May 2, 2008

Foccacia Pesto Sandwhich

Another favorite that is super easy and seems fancy enough to do when entertaining. I have made this with a yummy salad for many showers and parties. Louette just asked me to post this, so here it is. I wish I had a picture because it looks as good as it tastes.

1 loaf of foccacia bread, ( they sell them at Winco, Freddies and in 2 packs at Costco)
1 small container of prepared pesto
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 really good tomato
olive oil
Parmesan cheese

Cut the bread in half like you would a big burger bun and lay it open. Drizzle a little olive oil on each side, spread the pesto over both sides, slice the tomato and spread it on the bottom, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over both sides, ( the one with the tomatoes and the one with just pesto) and then sprinkle just a little Parmesan on both sides. Place on cookie sheet, open faced and bake at 350 for 5 min or until the cheese melts. Then very carefully put the top on the side with the tomatoes so it looks like one big sandwich. Return to the oven for 10 min or so until everything is melted and the bread is golden. Remove and cut in pieces and serve.

Optional... you can add chicken to this recipe to make it more of a meal. This is what I do. Boil a breast of chicken, then chop it up and saute it for a few minutes in about 1 tablespoon of the pesto. Then sprinkle it on the tomato side (the bottom of the sandwich) before you add the cheeses.



letty said...

This truely is incredible!! Very impressive for guests.
Thanks for posting it Kelly. :)

Jenn F said...

I love sandwiches like this! When we were in Italy we ate a sandwich just like this at a little cafe on the beach :). I will definitely make it. Perfect for a lighter summer meal on the deck! Thanks, Kelly! Jenn