Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

I’ve always loved a good grilled cheese sandwich but up to a few years ago, I never thought of adding anything other than the standard ham, bacon or tomato….sigh    These days you can find just about anything in my grilled cheese sandwich which makes my wife absolutely crazy, because she doesn’t like anything in her grilled cheese but cheese!

american cheese, pepperoni, pizza sauce,mozzarella cheese, sourdough bread

I made these ooey, gooey, amazing pepperoni pizza grilled cheese sandwiches while Lisa was at the beach with her family.   I won’t even try to make you believe  that I shared these heavenly sammies with anyone, because the truth of the matter is I gorged myself on those mouth-watering sandwiches.

It’s no secret that I love dairy products and you can always find my refrigerator fully stocked with a wide variety of my favorite dairy products.  You’ll find everything from Greek Yogurt to Gorgonzola , Heavy Cream to Cream Cheese and every month I try to find something tasty and dairyful to post for my friends at the  Mid Atlantic Dairy Council.    And today we have the Wonder of Cheese”!

american cheese, mozzarella cheese, sourdough bread,  pepperoni, pizza sauce

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Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese
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Recipe type: sandwich
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • 4 slices of sourdough bread thickly sliced from a wide loaf.
  • ½ pound of yellow American cheese
  • 2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 16 slices of slicing pepperoni (thinly sliced)
  • 2 ounces of pizza sauce
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter melted
  1. Start building your sandwiches by placing four slices of sourdough bread on the counter Cover each slice of bread with a total of 4 cheese slices on each slice of bread. ( 2 to cover the bread, and two deep)
  2. Place 8 slices of the pepperoni on top of the american cheese on each of the bottom slices of the sourdough.
  3. spread about 1 ounce of pizza sauce on top of the pepperoni on each sandwich
  4. Place half the mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce on each sandwich.
  5. Top the two finished sandwiches halves, with the other piece of sourdough that you have cheese already on, with the cheese facing the pepperoni (You should have a total of 8 slices of cheese on each sandwich, 4 on the bottom and 4 on the top)
  6. Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat, then using a pastry brush, brush one side of each of the sandwiches liberally with the melted butter
  7. Heat your pan on the stove top until it is hot enough to toast the bread.
  8. Place the buttered side down on the pan.
  9. Turn heat down to medium, and cover the sandwich with a pot lid to keep the heat in and help the cheese to melt. After about 3-4 minutes check the bread on the pan to see how the color is. It should be toasted a dark golden brown.
  10. Brush butter on the side that is up, then turn it over to repeat the process of toasting the bread. (Use the pot lid again to help melt the cheese) After 3-4 minutes check that side, to see how the color is.
  11. If the cheese is not fully melted, turn the heat down to low and keep the lid covering the sandwich until the cheese has melted. Just be careful not to burn the bread.
  12. Place sandwich on plate, cut in half, serve and enjoy!


Pepperoni, sourdough bread, mozzarella cheese, american cheese, pizza suace

As far as Sandwiches go, this was too good.   I should have had some self control and not eaten them both, but the combination of flavors and the way the cheese was melting and oozing out the side the sandwiches made it impossible to resist!   These sandwiches would be perfect for an after school snack, or a fast and easy dinner.  Just serve them up with a side salad or a bowl of soup and you have a meal worth remembering!

Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t forget to stop and see my friends at the Dairyspot for some back to school menu ideas and some delicious dairyful dishes!


  1. I don’t know why I never thought of a pizza sandwich as a grilled cheese option, but that is not a problem because you did! This is going to happen at my house with our little grill. We love pizza and we love hot sandwiches. Now that fall is coming it’s probably going to be dinner once or twice. 🙂

  2. Whenever we’ve had a rough week, we break out the grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. It is law. Aaaaaand now you’ve taken our comfort food to the next level. So things are gunna be alllllllright….

    • I know what you mean about comfort food, Grilled cheese and tomato soup have always been one of those special meals for me since grade school. This sandwich almost blends them both together.

  3. These “sammies” are definitely not for sharing!
    Awesome take on grilled cheese! Gorgeous photos!

  4. What a great idea! I had to laugh because I always gorge on (um…enjoy) things Bob doesn’t like when he’s away, too. 🙂

  5. I think these would work for breakfast too, as I’m craving them at 7:45 in the morning! Beautiful!

  6. *Brilliant* we’ve done snobby grilled cheese before, but this is *Brilliant*. My girls are going to LOVE this! Grilled cheese sammies are very special occasion for us- a real treat. Great idea Dennis!


  7. Oh my goodness that looks great! What a perfectly amazing grilled cheese!

  8. That is a serious sandwich and the gooey cheese sliding toward the plate has my mouth watering – grilled cheese is a favorite here,

  9. My mouth is watering! What a great idea

  10. Whoa! Now that’s what I call grilled cheese. Love this unique spin!

  11. Boy the title of this one had me clicking to read more. What a delicious idea for a grilled cheese. And the photo makes me want to reach right in to the screen and grab a slice. Thanks for the idea Chef Dennis.

  12. Really nice little recipe you have here. Can I replace American cheese with normal cheese?

  13. Hi, Chef Dennis , I am your friend on google+ and follow your food picture from google + to your site. It is amazing. Your recipes are so great. I would like to have a try this recipe. Thanks, Dennis


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