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Pizza Sandwiches

I give grilled cheese a special treatment by using slices of mozzarella cheese and adding delicious extras like pepperoni and fresh tomatoes. Dipped in warm pizza sauce, this will be a fast favorite! —Mary Monaco, Columbus, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 24 slices pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • Pizza sauce, warmed


  • On four slices of bread, layer one slice of mozzarella, two slices of tomato, 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese, a dash of garlic salt and six slices pepperoni. Top with remaining mozzarella and bread. Spread outside of sandwiches with butter.
  • On a hot griddle, toast sandwiches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 495 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1121mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Jan 30, 2018

    These were very good. Used thin sliced pepperoni; will probably double up or use thicker slices next time.

  • mumsay
    Nov 5, 2016

    Tasty and easy to make! I followed the directions exactly and everyone was pretty happy with this recipe. Next time I make them I'm going to use shaved fresh parmesan instead of the grated, canned stuff.

  • lee1briggs
    Sep 23, 2016

    Delish and easy

  • psygrad95
    Feb 5, 2015

    Kid friendly, can personalize each sandwich easy enough.

  • Birtiebird
    Jan 6, 2012

    Very good and so easy! My husband isn't so fond of pepperoni so I used ham instead.

  • dawnrross
    Dec 31, 2011

    These sandwiches are an amazing new twist on a boring grilled cheese. You can spice them up in tons of ways with different cheeses and spices. My family loves them.

  • The Bielinski Bunch
    Dec 11, 2010

    My mom made these for us growing up and I carry it on with my kids. Variation - in lieu of tomatoes we just slather the pizza sauce right on the bread during the assembly before grilling. No dipping needed! Crispy buttery outsie, gooey cheesey/pizza sauce inside!(and I don't know why or how....but just before eating open it up and put bread-N-butter pickle chips on it...the flavor taste combination is out of this world (sounds gross but you have got to try it to understand - just something with the cold & sweet crunch mixed with it)

  • Saskie73
    Nov 14, 2010

    I made these for lunch today for my boyfriend and his 8 1/2 year old son - HUGE HIT! My step-son (he practically is anyway!) declared once again that I'm an awesome cook. He wasn't crazy about the tomatoes but BF and I both loved them. I used a vegetable slicer to slice the tomatoes so they were nice and thin and not messy to eat. DEFINITELY making these again. Make sure not to load them too full and make sure also to have the layers nice, even and flat for ease of flipping.

  • mjlouk
    Feb 28, 2010

    Wow! These were so good! I loved them!

  • valanddansmith
    Nov 12, 2009

    These were great alongside the Hot Italian Sausage Soup that they paired it with in Simple & Delicious. . . It was a very filling supper - we didn't even need a late night snack!!