Mozzarella in Carrozza Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1 cup fresh basil, packed
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced into chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 slices italian bread, each no more than 1-inch thick
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese, sliced thin


  1. Make the pesto by blending the basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic, pepper, and 1/4 cup olive oil in a mini food processor (or do it by hand with a mortar and pestle, if you're old-school) until creamy. Add kosher salt to taste.
  2. Line two of the bread slices with mozzarella and spread pesto on the other two bread slices, then put them together to make two sandwiches.
  3. Whisk the egg and milk together in a shallow bowl that's wide enough to fit the whole sandwich in. Reserve.
  4. Heat the butter and remaining tablespoon olive oil in a large cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until the butter is melted and foaming.
  5. Dip both outer sides of a sandwich in the egg-milk mixture, then place in the pan. Repeat with the remaining sandwich.
  6. Cook, flipping once or twice, until the mozzarella melts and the bread is golden and toasty. Serve immediately.

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Author: Casey Barber
Recipe Yields: 2 Sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Sandwich
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 388
Calories 671

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g
  Saturated Fat 10g
Sodium 611mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 21g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.