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Oven-Baked Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Take your favorite pizza flavors and apply them to grilled cheese! We keep it simple here with jarred marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and sliced pepperoni, but feel free to add olives, mushrooms, spinach, or another favorite topping. The secret to making grilled cheese in the oven is to sandwich them between a pair of sheet pans, and preheat the top one to add weight and another surface for crispy bread. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.


  • 12 slices ciabatta bread (or crusty sandwich bread)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (softened, or mayonnaise)
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (1 jar is 24 ounces)
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese (pre-sliced cheese)
  • 4 ounces pepperoni slices
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    1. Position a rack in the bottom of the oven, set a sheet pan on top, and preheat the oven to 450°.
    2. Spread 6 slices of bread with half of the butter and place, buttered sides down, on a second sheet pan.
    3. Spread each bread slice on the sheet pan with 1 to 2 tablespoons marinara sauce and top with 2 slices of cheese. Top with pepperoni and the remaining bread slices. Spread the tops with the remaining butter.
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    Calories610Calories from Fat370
    Total Fat41g63%
    Saturated Fat21g105%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat370
    Total Carbohydrate38g13%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Charles Ivey 15 days ago
    burned the first batch but the second came out good with regular bread
    jvic60 2 months ago
    turned out great. huge hit with the kids
    Kacie Kraft 4 months ago
    So good and so easy. We had additional fillings out to add- chopped artichoke hearts, diced olives, etc. Everyone enjoyed this.
    Christian Hartley 4 months ago
    Tasty, crispy, not too much pepperoni or tang at all. The kids loved it as a heavy lunch.
    Smokey 5 months ago
    Quick and easy. Recc using pizza sauce vs marinara and adding an extra slice of cheese
    Bord 7 months ago
    I made some for me and my brothers and they liked it and asked for more! It was hard to get it out of the oven tho
    Tennant 7 months ago
    It was a enjoyed by half the family, the other half preferred just a grilled cheese sandwich. It was fun using the heated sheet pan to cook the sandwiches.
    Jena Wolgemuth 7 months ago
    Delicious, and everyone in the family ate it! Super easy and a quick school-night staple.
    Geraldine Thomas 8 months ago
    delicious! i made it for lunch and the kids gobbled them all up. the hot-baking-sheet on-top technique toasts the tops very nicely!
    Nick Reynolds 8 months ago
    I followed the directions to the word and they turned out great. Made for a quick little lunch with a splash of variety from the normal. I would say add an extra slice of cheese and to sandwich the pepperonis between the cheese. I am a big fan of cheese though; so i may be a little bias. Overall simple and delicious meal, that I plan to cook again.
    Darna Williams 9 months ago
    This was lovely and really enjoyed by the kids. My marinara was tomato and bacon which gave an extra nice taste alongside the smoky pepperoni which I used instead of Italian hot and spicy. I made this as an open sandwich splitting a ciabatta longways rather then sandwich style
    Amanda Goodner 9 months ago
    I used one slice of mozzarella and one slice of cheddar for each one. The family loved them.
    Zachary Broadfoot 9 months ago
    Delicious, quick, and easy!!
    Cisco A. 10 months ago
    These turned out great! Although the hot pan on top, was not hot enough to toast the bread. No problem, I just flipped the sandwiches over, and toasted them for 5 more minutes.
    Mara Westman a year ago
    I followed the recipe pretty loosely (didn't follow exact measurments) but they turned out pretty tasty. I recommend the mariara dipping sauce to overcome all of the bread. If you pre-cut the sandwiches in half, they would work great for a party.
    Kristina Woods a year ago
    These were very good. I did just as the recipe said except I added mushrooms and some red chili pepper flakes for some spice. My husband ate 4 sandwiches himself. I served this as dinner and he usually doesn’t go for sandwiches for dinner but he said he would eat these any day of the week. My husband is a health care worker and has been working crazy hours during this pandemic. This is the perfect recipe to throw together quickly when he gets home at whatever time he gets home. I highly recommend.
    Westley Branch a year ago
    could use more cheese and marinara sauce
    Jesse Brooks a year ago
    I really enjoied this, but there are a few things I'd watchout for. First: watch the sauce. I went overboard with one and it was a little soggy on the bottom. One and a half tablespoons seemed to be the perfect amount. Second, place the larger of your two pans on the bottom. This seems super obvious in hind sight but its good to note. Third: these are fairly filling. i had them for lunch, but they could easily make a great diner with a side salad.
    Jessica Moffitt a year ago
    Turned out delicious whole family loved it!
    Brian a year ago
    Loved it! We didn’t use the marinara on the sandwich, just to dip, and it was still fabulous.
    Tiffani Francis a year ago
    loved it! it was actually really good. definitely making it again
    Brittainy Joins a year ago
    Very tasty and easy to make! Added green olives and it was delicious.
    Sherri a year ago
    Easy to make and tasty.
    marissa knight a year ago
    they we're great i used the rolls instead of bread and it was great
    Hanna Mills a year ago
    Very good. Little messy but delicious
    Todd A. a year ago
    It’s summer and I didn’t want to heat up the house so I made these on the grill, still using the baking sheets, and they needed to be turned 1/2 way through baking. We swapped out sliced mushrooms for the pepperoni and threw on a Hamburg patty to turn it into a steak sandwich. There’s a restaurant chain in Michigan called Tony’s and this nails their famous grilled steak sandwiches!
    Kim Girouard a year ago
    Bottom was a bit over done, but would try again.
    Mary a year ago
    Good my whole family loves it
    Graham a year ago
    Kids loved it! Hungry about an hour later, so make extra. They are good cold or reheated- in the oven, not the microwave
    Wonderful! The whole family loved it!