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4 sandwich halves stacked on each other with cheese and filling spilling out

Pizza Grilled Cheese

Pizza Grilled Cheese is the sandwich you never knew you needed. Better still, it couldn't be easier to make!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 2 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 863kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £3.50 / $4


  • Large Frying Pan & Spatula/Turner
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Small Pot (for oregano butter)
  • Paper Towels


Oregano Butter

  • 4 tbsp / 60g / 2oz Butter, softened / at room temp
  • 1 heaped tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 clove of Garlic, finely grated / minced

Pizza Grilled Cheese

  • 4 large thick slices of White Bloomer Bread or Sourdough
  • 10-12 slices of Pepperoni
  • 8 slices of Mozzarella
  • 3-4 heaped tbsp Pizza Sauce
  • 3 small Peppers, finely diced (red, yellow, green)
  • 1 small/medium Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Jalapeños, finely diced (optional)
  • Olive Oil, as needed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


  • In a small pot combine butter, oregano and garlic. Make sure the butter is not only softened, but also make sure it's measured/weighed (not heaping tbsp) or you'll end up with way too much butter. Place to one side.
  • In a pan over medium heat add a drizzle of olive oil then add in peppers, onion and jalapeños. Fry until they begin to soften/brown then season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Continue frying until completely cooked through and nicely browned, then remove from pan. Wipe out pan and completely turn off heat.
  • Once the pan has cooled, lay down two slices of bread. Spread with butter, then flip over. Add 2 slices of mozzarella, top with 1-2tbsp pizza sauce, followed by 5-6 slices of pepperoni. Spoon over your peppers/onion/jalapeño, top with 2 more slices of mozzarella then finish with bread.
  • Spread over the rest of your butter and turn heat to a medium. Don't go any higher or you'll burn the garlic/oregano, you want to fry fairly low and slow. Once nicely browned on one side flip over and cook the other side until toasty and browned. Enjoy!

Quick Demo


a) Fillings - Feel free to add any toppings you fancy! I just recommend frying off the veg beforehand otherwise a) they'll still be a little crunchy b) it'll release moisture into the sandwich and make it soggy.
b) Order - Order of stacking is important, I don't recommend spreading the pizza sauce directly on to the bread or it'll start going soggy as it fries. Spread it somewhere in the centre, at least above the cheese.
c) Bread - Important to use large & thick slices to contain the amount of filling here.
d) Calories - based on using 1 tbsp olive oil for frying and 10 slices of pepperoni. Per sandwich:

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Nutrition Facts
Pizza Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 863 Calories from Fat 556
% Daily Value*
Fat 61.79g95%
Saturated Fat 32.419g203%
Trans Fat 1.114g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.847g
Monounsaturated Fat 20.488g
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 1411mg61%
Potassium 531mg15%
Carbohydrates 43.67g15%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 9.99g11%
Protein 35.09g70%
Vitamin A 2360IU47%
Vitamin C 168.2mg204%
Calcium 705mg71%
Iron 4.07mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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