Dinner In the Kitchen Lunch

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

There’s something to be said about a grilled cheese sandwich. But how about a pizza grilled cheese sandwich?

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I have to make a confession. I love my panini press. I got a simple little electric panini press several years ago, and I almost never make “regular” grilled cheese sandwiches anymore. Being a “foodie,” I have been given countless kitchen gadgets as gifts over the years. For some reason, when you love to cook, people seem the think that you must want every latest “seen on tv” kitchen gadget there is. To be honest, most of the kitchen things I have received over the years were re-gifted or donated. My panini maker would be the exception. I use it all the time, and today I used it to make these sandwiches.

For me, a grilled cheese sandwich isn’t just something to eat for lunch, it is the perfect “no time or energy at all” rescue meal. You know, rescue my sanity after a long, long day. This sandwich is a twist on the usual grilled cheese.

To begin, lightly butter the outsides of your sandwich, just like you would for any other grilled cheese sandwich.

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Hip Homeschool Moms

Layer on a few slices of pepperoni.

 

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Hip Homeschool Moms

Top with a slice of cheese – mozzarella or provolone are my suggestion.

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Hip Homeschool Moms

Arrange your sandwiches on the panini press, buttered sides out. Close the press and cook for about 2 minutes, or until the sandwiches are golden and the cheese is melted.

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Hip Homeschool Moms

Serve the sandwiches with some store-bought pizza sauce for dipping.

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Hip Homeschool Moms

Try getting creative and stick some basil leaves or black olive slices inside before cooking.

Enjoy!

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Hip Homeschool Moms

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
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Serves: 1 sandwich
 
Ingredients
  • 2 slices of bread
  • soft butter
  • 1 slice of provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices pepperoni
  • store bought pizza sauce
  • optional - black olive slices, basil leaves
Instructions
  1. To begin, lightly butter the bread slices.
  2. Arrange the cheese & pepperoni inside the sandwich (buttered sides out.) Include olives and basil leaves if you like.
  3. Place the sandwich inside your heated panini press. Close and cook about 2 minutes, or until the sandwich is golden and the cheese is melted.
  4. Serve with the pizza sauce for dipping.
  5. Enjoy!
 

About the author

Constance

Constance Smith is a homeschool veteran, having eclectically homeschooled three kiddos through graduation. After spending 25 years living an army life, she and her husband are planting roots in northern Alabama where she is starting a farm and enjoying country life. Constance has been blogging for over a decade and has had her content published in several local and national publications. You can find hundreds more recipes, photography, videos of her life and more at her website, Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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