Pizza Grilled Cheese



  • Koepplinger’s 100% Whole Wheat bread

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons pizza sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, divided

  • 8 slices pepperoni, divided

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan, plus more for garnish

  • 1 fresh basil leaf

  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish



  1. Heat broiler. Assemble sandwich, spread butter on the outside of two slices of bread. On the inside of one slice, spread one tablespoon pizza sauce, then top with 3/4 cup mozzarella, five slices of pepperoni, parmesan, and basil. Top with remaining slice of bread, buttered side up.

  2. In a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat, cook sandwich until crispy, five minutes per side.

  3. Spread remaining two teaspoons pizza sauce on top of sandwich, then top with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella and remaining three pepperoni slices. Broil until cheese is melty and golden and pepperoni is crispy, two minutes.