How to make Cheesy Pesto and Egg Melts -

These three cheese and egg sandwiches are very filling and ideal for a Sunday brunch.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mozzarella cheese (मोज़ारेला चीज़), Processed cheese (प्रोसेस्ड चीज़)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Cheesy Pesto and Egg Melts

Cheesy Pesto and Egg Melts Recipe Card


Ever wondered why the phrase “say cheese” is used just before a photograph is clicked? Simply because ‘cheese’ makes one smile! Not only the word but cheese as a food makes a lot of palates happy. It is an inexpensive, versatile and nourishing food. We have our very own Indian version as well as the ones made from soy milk that are even healthier. Whichever form, this is one food that is loved by one and all!

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cheesy Pesto and Egg Melts Recipe

  • Mozzarella cheese grated, 4 tablespoons + for garnish

  • Processed cheese grated 4 tablespoons

  • Parmesan cheese grated 2 tablespoons

  • Pesto sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Eggs bolied 8

  • White bread slices 8

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt a pinch

  • Butter as required


Step 1

Grate eggs into a bowl. Add pesto sauce, 3 tablespoons mozzarella cheese, crushed peppercorns, salt, processed cheese and Parmesan cheese and mix well.

Step 2

Apply butter on 4 bread slices. Top with a generous portion of egg-cheese mixture, sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top and cover with remaining 4 bread slices. Spread some more butter on top.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick sandwich grilling machine. Place the sandwiches on it, cover and grill till grill marks appear on both sides and the cheese melts.

Step 4

Cut into rectangles and serve hot.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.