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5 from 2 votes

Pizza Grilled Cheese

This pizza grilled cheese sandwich is a delicious twist on a typical grilled cheese sandwich. Pizza and grilled cheese are the ultimate comfort foods, so this easy recipe is the best.
The kids are going to love the whimsy and fun of opening up this pizza grilled cheese in the lunchroom. It is both fun and delicious. The kids will be so excited to take their home lunch to school.
Prep Time9 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free grilled cheese sandwich, lunchbox sandwich, pizza grilled cheese sandwich
Servings: 2 half sandwiches
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Chandice Probst

Ingredients

  • 2 slices gluten-free white bread Canyon Bakehouse is my favorite
  • 4 large slices of pepperoni
  • 3 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices seedless cucumber
  • 2 olives sliced in half
  • 1 Tablespoon pizza sauce
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • dash of garlic salt

Instructions

  • Toast your bread and butter each side
  • Place the first untoasted side up on a plate
  • Top with 1 slice of mozzarella and 2 slices of pepperoni
  • Lather on remaining pizza sauce and top with 1 slice of cheddar cheese
  • Broil, toast or microwave until cheese is melted slightly
  • Slice the sandwich on a diagonal into two
  • With remaining slices of mozzarella cheese cut into 6 "teeth" rectangles
  • Place final slices of pepperoni on top of melted cheese and pepperoni on each side of the sandwich
  • Top with remaining toast after cutting it into half on the diagonal with the buttered side up
  • Top each sandwich with a bit of garlic salt
  • Place cheese "teeth" up under the top slice of bread
  • Place the cucumber discs and olives on top for "eyes"

Notes

Top tip: Add your favorite pizza toppings to customize your yummy sandwich!

How to store the leftovers?

Let the sandwich cool to room temperature before putting it in an airtight container. Place a paper towel in with it, as it will keep the sandwich from getting soggy. It will last up to four days in the refrigerator.

How to reheat the leftovers?

You can reheat a grilled cheese sandwich in a few ways. One, you could heat it up in the microwave (but I do not recommend this way). Two, you could reheat it in the air fryer (my preferred way). Three, you could wrap the sandwich in tin foil, place it on a cookie sheet, and reheat it in the oven. Or four, you could reheat it on a pan on the stove.

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 833mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 414mg | Iron: 1.8mg