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Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

This Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese is a sourdough sandwich with mozzarella, pepperonis, basil, oregano, and parmesan is delicious when dipped in marinara sauce. This perfectly golden and melty sandwich is perfect for when you're craving pizza, but just don't have the time.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

This Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese is a grown up version of the classic. Sometimes you just want to eat like a kid, but you also want to do it with dignity, and this sandwich does it all. It's not just plain cheese and bread, it's mozzarella with fresh basil and oregano. I use organic pepperonis and fresh grated parmesan for a delicious nostalgic sandwich!

So, let this sandwich take you back to being a kid again. But, with some added protein and fresh herbs while you're at it! Enjoy this on a cool day when you just want a warm and comforting sandwich.

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Ingredients for Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

Organic Sourdough Bread (I used Boudin here)

Organic Valley Mozzarella

Organic Prairie Pepperoni

Frontier Co-Op Organic Oregano

Organic Fresh Basil

Organic Parmesan

Organic Marinara Sauce

Organic Valley Salted Butter

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Tools Needed

Cast Iron Skillet (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off your order!)

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How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

Step 1

Prep the sandwiches by placing each piece of bread side by side on a cutting board. Place a piece of Mozzarella cheese on each side (make sure your slices cover each bread slice entirely).

Step 2

Add the 3 to 4 slices of pepperoni onto one side. Sprinkle the top of the pepperoni with grated parmesan, fresh basil leaves, and the pinch of oregano.

Step 3

On a griddle or cast iron skillet, add the butter and put over low heat, allow butter to melt. Place each slice of bread onto the griddle topping side up. Cook over low heat until cheese starts to melt. Carefully place the bread slice with cheese only on top of the one with sausage, and continue to cook until golden brown on each side.

Step 4

Add the marinara sauce to a pot and put over medium heat until warm. Serve on the side for dipping.

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Tips for Making Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

• Use a sourdough or white bread. This is most similar to pizza crust, so stay away from whole wheat as the flavor profile won't be the same.

• If you're using slices of mozzarella, make sure they are thin so they melt easily. If you're using shredded cheese or string cheese, then make an even layer so it melts evenly.

• If you're using a frying pan or skillet and you have to cook one at a time or flip it, be sure to use butter each time! This is serious people, butter helps get that golden brown color and gives it flavor.

• Make sure you are using a low heat. The inside cheeses need to melt and so using a low and slow heat is better than cooking it on high. If you like your sandwich on the golden brown to darker side, you can turn up the heat at the end once the inside is fully melted and get a little more of a char.

• Heat your marinara sauce as your sandwich is almost done, this will allow your dipping sauce to be ready when your sandwich is.

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FAQ's

Can I use another kind of bread?

Yes, feel free to use any kind of bread you like! I usually prefer sourdough, but white bread or even a wheat bread would also be delicious with this recipe.

Can I use shredded mozzarella?

Yes, absolutely! You can use shredded cheese for this, just be sure it covers the bread completely in an even layer.

Can I add veggies to this?

Yes, feel free to add onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, or olives.

pepperoni pizza grilled cheese

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

Mimi Council
Just like your favorite pizza, this Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese is an easy way to indulge in that craving in just a few minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 2 servings
Calories 770 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Prep the sandwiches by placing each piece of bread side by side on a cutting board. Place a piece of Mozzarella cheese on each side (make sure your slices cover each bread slice entirely).
  • Add the 3 to 4 slices of pepperoni onto one side. Sprinkle the top of the pepperoni with grated parmesan, fresh basil leaves, and the pinch of oregano.
  • On a griddle, add the butter and put over low heat, allow butter to melt. Place each slice of bread onto the griddle topping side up. Cook over low heat until cheese starts to melt. Carefully place the bread slice with cheese only on top of the one with sausage, and continue to cook until golden brown on each side.
  • Add the marinara sauce to a pot and put over medium heat until warm.
  • Serve with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

Notes

Gluten Free – Use gluten free bread.
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 770kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 29gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 1719mgPotassium: 406mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1451IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 396mgIron: 6mg
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