(Family Features) As kids and parents return to busy schedules full of sports, homework, and weeknight activities, building a plan for nutritious and easy meals can be challenging. Piecing together a menu that fuels active minds without spending hours in the kitchen is a common goal for many families.
These recipes require minimal prep and call for on-hand ingredients like dairy food favorites that provide nutrients people of all ages need to grow and maintain strong bodies and minds.
When it’s time to put a twist on a classic while changing up your dinner routine, Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are perfect for putting something new on the table.
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Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Recipe courtesy of Katie Serbinski of “Mom to Mom Nutrition” on behalf of Milk Means More
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
4 slices French or Italian bread
3 tablespoons prepared pesto
2 large roasted red peppers
4 slices mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Preheat a skillet or grill pan over medium-low heat.
Spread the insides of bread slices evenly with pesto. Stack red peppers and mozzarella cheese.
Spread outer sides of bread with softened butter and grill until toasted and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes per side.
Rest 1 minute before cutting.
Source: United Dairy Industry of Michigan