Monday, May 7, 2012

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

I am excited to be participating in Tina from Moms Crazy Cooking May Crazy Cooking Challenge.  I've been having so much fun participating these last few months!  This month's challenge was grilled cheese.  Cheese and bread seem simple enough.  But there were soooo many delicious looking grilled cheese sandwich recipes out there that it was so hard to choose just one!  This is definitely one of her challenges that I will be going back to and making recipes that the other participants posted!  Grilled cheese is such a quick and easy meal and the variations are endless!  After looking at lots of different sandwiches I finally settled on this Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese.  Becase we love pizza and grilled cheese so combining the two had to be good, right?!  Definitely right!  The compound butter crisped up on the bread giving it a tasty, flavorful crunch!  Plus you had the gooey mozzeralla cheese with the pepperoni and olives.....yum!  Unfortunately, my daughter doesn't like mozzerlla cheese when it's not on pizza.  So, she ended up scraping the cheese off eating a toasted pepperoni sandwich.  My son gobbled his sandwich up (it's a winner!).  I could have totally eaten another one of these sandwiches, but controlled myself after just one!

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese
from Never Enough Thyme...when Lana's Cooking

For the compound butter:
4 tblsp. softened butter
2-3 tblsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. dried oregano
dash of salt

For the sandwiches:
Bread of your choice
Prepared pizza sauce
Sliced or grated mozzarella cheese
Sliced black olives
Thinly sliced pepperoni

Combine all ingredients for the compound butter in a small bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.

Assemble the sandwiches: For each sandwich, spread a small amount of pizza sauce on the surface of two slices of bread. On the bottom slice, add the mozzarella cheese, black olives, and pepperoni. Top with second slice of bread.

Spread the top of the assembled sandwiches with a generous amount of compound butter. Place the sandwiches, buttered side down in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until bread is nicely grilled. While the first side is grilling, butter the second side of the sandwich. Turn sandwiches over and cook until the second side is toasted.

Place skillet with sandwiches in preheated oven for 5-6 minutes or until the cheese is melted.Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up!


  1. what a great and quick alternative to pizza, my kids should one it.
    Saying hello from CCC #63 love to have you visit some time.

  2. I see a Pizza Grilled Cheese in my very near future!

  3. Yum, this looks great! My (picky) girls would probably even eat this variety!

  4. What a great combination for a Grilled Cheese, it looks delicious!

  5. You stuffed it very well =) Yum!

    Jen #40