Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

These Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches is just like eating a slice of pizza. An easy to make recipe the kids will love!

Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

These Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are just like eating a slice of pizza. Growing up we would have Grilled Cheese Sandwiches all the time but never with pepperoni, onions and green peppers in them.

While grilled cheese sandwiches are pretty simple to make, the key to this recipe is making sure the vegetables are nice and tender but also making sure not to burn them in the process.

Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I like to add a little pizza sauce to one side of the bread but depending on what type of bread you use, it could get a little too soggy. You may want to use less or omit the pizza sauce completely if that is the case.

Whenever I make grilled cheese sandwiches, I like to use a nice thick Texas Toast but feel free to use whatever kind of bread you have on hand. A nice Potato Bread, Hawaiin Bread or even Ciabatta would go perfectly with this recipe.

Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Instead of Mozzarella Cheese slices, you can use slices of Monterey Jack Cheese or Provolone Cheese. In keeping with the spirit of this recipe, I think white cheese is preferred. Just make sure it melts easily.

Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

For as long as I can remember I’ve always used butter when making grilled cheese sandwiches. Come to find out my wife uses mayonnaise instead of butter.

Her mom made them that way when she was a child so she did the same. I’ve tried both and personally can’t tell the difference between the two.

Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pizza Style Grilled Cheese recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Yellow Onion
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Slices of Bread
  1. In a skillet, cook the bell pepper and onion for 3-5 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened.
    onions and green bell pepper
  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Sprinkle with a little garlic salt. Spread approximately 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste) of the pizza sauce on the opposite side of one of the slices of bread.
    pizza sauce on bread slice
  3. Place 2 slices of cheese on top of the pizza sauce. Put 4 slices of pepperoni on top of the cheese followed by 1 slice of cheese. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the top of the cheese. Top with a slice of bread, buttered side up.
    grilled cheese assembled
  4. Place sandwiches in a pan and cook until cheese is melted and bread is golden, about 3-5 minutes per side.

Printable Recipe Card

Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

These Pizza Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches is just like eating a slice of pizza. An easy to make recipe the kids will love!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 257 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • 6 Mozzarella Cheese, slices
  • 8 slices Pepperoni
  • 1 Tbsp Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • Garlic Salt
  • 4 Slices of Bread

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet, cook the bell pepper and onion for 3-5 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread. Sprinkle with a little garlic salt. Spread approximately 1/2 tablespoon (or to taste) of the pizza sauce on the opposite side of one of the slices of bread
  • Place 2 slices of cheese on top of the pizza sauce. Put 4 slices of pepperoni on top of the cheese followed by 1 slice of cheese. Spoon vegetable mixture over the top of the cheese. Top with a slice of bread, buttered side up.
  • Place sandwiches in a pan and cook until cheese is melted and bread is golden, about 3-5 minutes per side

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 8gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 448mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 430IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Kevin says:

    What a great recipe. My family loves pizza and also grill cheese, so I decided to try this recipe. It was a great success and super tasty.