Pizza Grilled Cheese

April 15, 2018



2 tbsp. butter

2 slices white or sourdough bread

1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. pizza sauce

1 c. shredded mozzarella, divided

8 slices pepperoni, divided

1 tbsp. finely grated parmesan, plus more for garnish

1 fresh basil leaf

Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish


PREP TIME: 0:10         TOTAL TIME: 0:20

1. Heat broiler. Assemble sandwich: Spread butter on the outside of two slices of bread. On the inside of one slice, spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, then top with 3/4 cup mozzarella, five slices of pepperoni, Parmesan, and basil. Top with remaining slice of bread, buttered side up.

2. In a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat, cook sandwich until crispy, 5 minutes per side.

3. Spread remaining 2 teaspoons pizza sauce on top of sandwich, then top with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella and remaining three pepperoni slices. Broil until cheese is melty and golden and pepperoni is crispy, 2 minutes.

4. Garnish with red pepper flakes and serve.

Recipe obtained from
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