Sandwich #281–“National Holiday” Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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281PepperonipizzaLOIt’s National Grilled Cheese Day! And we had to celebrate. I’ve drooled over this sandwich for months, and finally found good reason to make it—pepperoni pizza grilled cheese.

In grade school, my favorite topping to order on my Domino’s or Pizza Hut pizza was pepperoni. I prefer the pepperoni to be slightly charred on the edged, so when you bite down into the pizza slice the crunchiness of the pepperoni hits against the chewiness of the cheese and crust. YUM.

Now I order all veggies on my slices–green peppers, olives, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms. I feel like if I order a salad as toppings, the pizza is slightly healthier. Right?

E’s favorite toppings are goat cheese, chicken, jalapeƱo, and prosciutto. We tend to order separate halves from our local pizza joint so both of us are satisfied.

This pepperoni pizza grilled cheese is super easy—done in 5 minutes—and kid friendly. Char the pepperoni on the stovetop, then layer the slices on the sandwich. Let that cheese get all gooey before you take a bite.

If you want more ideas on how to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day, check out 300’s favorite grilled cheese sandwiches, including:

2 slices bread
7 to 10 slices of pepperoni
2 tablespoons marinara sauce
4 to 5 slices mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon shredded parmesan
1/2 spicy chili flakes (optional)
pat butter

In a warm skillet, heat the pepperoni slices for a few minutes until warm. Remove from stove. On bread slices, smooth on marinara sauce, then layer on slices of mozzarella, pepperoni, parsley, shredded parmesan and chili flakes. Top with another piece of bread. Melt a pat or two of butter in a skillet over medium heat, and toast sandwich until cheese melts. Remove, slice in half and serve.

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