Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese


4 slices of your favorite bread (sourdough, white, or whole grain work well)
4 tablespoons pizza sauce or marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
2 tablespoons softened butter
Optional additions: sliced olives, sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, or any of your favorite pizza toppings
Optional for serving: extra pizza sauce for dipping



Have all your ingredients ready to go. This includes shredding the mozzarella if not pre-shredded, slicing the pepperoni if not pre-sliced, and preparing any additional pizza toppings you’d like to include.


Spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce on one side of each slice of bread.

On two of the slices (on top of the sauce), evenly distribute half of the shredded mozzarella.

Add a layer of pepperoni slices over the cheese, and if using, add your optional pizza toppings.

Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella over the pepperoni and toppings.

Top with the remaining slices of bread, sauce-side down, to complete the sandwiches.


Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat.

While it’s heating, butter the outside of each sandwich generously.

Once the skillet is hot, place the sandwiches buttered-side down onto the skillet. Butter the top side of the sandwich while the bottom is grilling.

Grill each sandwich for about 3-4 minutes on the first side, until golden brown and crispy. Flip carefully and grill the other side for another 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sandwich is heated through.


Let the grilled cheese sandwiches sit for a minute before cutting into them, allowing the cheese to set slightly and make them easier to cut.

Slice each sandwich in half and serve hot, with extra pizza sauce on the side for dipping if desired.

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese sandwiches are a delightful mash-up of two comfort food classics. They’re quick to prepare and can be customized with whatever pizza toppings you love, making them a versatile option for any meal. Enjoy the melty cheese, crispy bread, and zesty pepperoni with each bite!