Alea’s Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

by Alea on February 26, 2013

Aleas Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Growing up my mom often made tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. And I’ll be honest, it wasn’t one of my favorite meals. But when I saw Erin’s Carmelized Onion Grilled Cheese, I thought, “Now that’s a grilled cheese sandwich!” Her adaptation made me start thinking of ways I could alter traditional grilled cheese sandwiches to make them more appealing to my children. (and me!)

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You need pizza sauce and cheese, but all of the other ingredients are optional. Use your favorite pizza toppings as the filling. I used Sargento’s Natural Blend Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, onions, and peppers.

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Instead of brushing the bread with butter or oil, I brush the skillet with olive oil. That is enough to keep the bread from sticking and produces a crunchy bread.

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The Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches were hugely popular with my kids. One of my kids actually liked the pizza grilled cheese better than pizza.

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Alea’s Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (easy Pizza Sauce recipe)
  • 8 slices of cheese
  • 32 pepperoni (optional)
  • diced onion (optional)
  • diced bell pepper (optional)
  • sliced mushrooms (optional)

 

Directions

  • Brush frying pan with olive oil.
  • Spoon pizza sauce onto 2 slices of bread.
  • Place cheese on top of one of the pieces of bread.
  • Top the cheese with pepperonis and veggies of choice. Add more pepperoni on top of the veggies if you wish.
  • Place another slice of cheese on top of the veggies and pepperoni.
  • Top with the other piece of bread and place on the skillet. (Repeat until you have assembled all of your sandwiches).
  • Fry over a medium heat until the bread is brown and the cheese starts to melt. Flip and cook on the remaining side until the bread is brown.
  • Serve while still warm.

I served the Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with salad.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Swathi February 27, 2013 at 12:06 am

Delicious grilled sandwich Alea,I make with potato filling.

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Alea February 27, 2013 at 12:24 am

I bet that would taste like a pierogi. I am going to try that Swathi!

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Mama Owl February 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

Grilled cheese and tomato soup are one of our favorite “quick fix” meals!!!!!!!! We have done grilled ham and cheese before, but never pizza! That’s sounds yummy! It is cold and snowy here, so maybe this weekend would be a good time to try this! MMMMMMM!!!!!

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