Pizza Grilled Cheese

I’ve loved my grilled cheese sandwiches ever since I was probably 4. What’s not to love? You’ve got bread, cheese, and butter – all foods I could easily live off of.

As I grew older I started to sprinkle a little bit of garlic powder onto the buttered pieces of bread before I’d put them into the pan. I felt like an aristocrat. Later I upgraded to things like bacon or ham. Now I’ve really taken my grilled cheese game to another level.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been on a little of a pizza kick lately, so it only make sense that I upped my grilled cheese game by pizza-fying it.

To really make this unique I used thick slices of sourdough bread, hand creamed butter, garlic powder, pepperoni & my homemade pizza sauce. Combined it was hands down one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten!

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Pizza Grilled Cheese

Pizza Grilled Cheese


  • 2 thick slices sour dough bread
  • 2 tbsp Simple Pizza Sauce
  • 1/2 cup pizza mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni
  • Softened butter
  • Dash garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, and preheat cast iron pan on medium heat
  2. Butter both slices of bread with the softened butter and sprinkle some garlic powder on both slices
  3. Place first slice of bread into heated pan, add 1 tbsp Pizza Sauce, half the pepperoni and mozzarella, and the second slice of bread
  4. Flip after 2 - 3 minutes, or when the underside is cooked
  5. Quickly add the remaining pizza sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni and place skillet into hot oven
  6. Remove from oven once top has melted and bottom is cooked, about another 2 - 3 minutes
  7. Let cool for a few minutes, and enjoy!

Jeff Hillyard is a freelance food writer and recipe developer for hire; specializing in all things barbecue and grilling. Jeff resides in Newfoundland, Canada with his wife and son.