Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures

I fancy myself a cheese connoisseur. I love fancy expensive cheeses. I do not, however, discriminate when it comes to cheese. I like expensive blue and I like the big brick of cheddar that you pay $2 for. And yeah, I even like cheese in a can. But only nacho cheese. I draw the line at spray cheese. I just can’t get into spray cheese.

Baked cheese is new for me though. Kelly is a big fan and insisted that we do something with baked cheese. I went ahead and bought a package not really having a plan for it. The package says you can microwave it, grill it, or bake it. I had never grilled cheese before so I decided to try it out. We decided to pair our cheese with potatoes and then brush it with pesto. I don’t know which was my favorite part. The whole thing was delicious. On the package of the cheese they call it the bread cheese because it already has a grilled texture on it similar to bread crust. It got nice and soft on the grill but it didn’t completely melt and fall off the skewers. Luckily for us. Just make sure not to leave it on the grill too long.

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures

Here is what you”ll need

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures

Place the cheese and boiled potatoes on the skewers

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures

Brush with olive oil

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures

Sprinkle with s&p

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures

Grill for a few minutes per side

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures

Brush with pesto

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures

Cheese + potatoes + basil. A lovely combination. 

Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures
Potato and Baked Cheese skewers with Pesto
Potato and Baked Cheese Skewers with Pesto recipe pictures
Serves 4
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Total Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 10 ounces baked cheese
  2. 1 pound baby red potatoes
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. salt
  5. pepper
  6. 1/4 cup pesto, homemade or store bought
Instructions
  1. Boil our potatoes until fork tender.
  2. Heat the grill to medium high.
  3. Cut cheese into 1 inch squares.
  4. Place the cooked potatoes and cheese on skewers.
  5. Brush with olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Grill for 2-3 minutes, flip, and grill an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Place on platter and brush with pesto.
  9. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. If you leave the cheese on the grill too long it will melt right off the skewers.
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Comments

  1. says

    I love using cheese that can be grilled, or fried on a cast iron pan. That way the pan can hold the heat and the cheese can be served on it at the table. The ones that are my favourites are Greek cheeses called saganaki and haloumi. I also like to dress them with a ‘Peppered Fig’ accompaniment. In a pot with just enough water to cover, gently simmer 100g Iranian dried figs (they are very small) 1 tbsp. cracked pepper, 2 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 bay leaf, 3 cloves and 1 tbsp. honey, until figs are tender. Pour over hot grilled or fried cheese as a starter and serve immediately. Of course when I make this it is always 3 times as much because it is so good. It can also be used over a round of camembert :-)

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