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Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Friday night pizza is a family tradition at our house. We occasionally miss a week, but in general Friday dinner is pizza.

I recently had a crazy busy Friday though and knew pizza was just not going to happen that night. I did not have time to make the dough and I did not have any made up ahead of time. Not wanting to disappoint my kids I knew I had to come up with something pizza like for dinner that they would enjoy.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a favorite of mine, so I thought why not make a pizza sandwich. I could easily use the flavors of pizza, but in a sandwich. I knew the kids would love it and it would save me a ton of time, which would give us a pizza night with the work of pizza. So, grilled pizza sandwiches were created.

And my kids loved these. They will now be a regular meal at our house and will work perfectly for those busy Fridays that I do not have time to make regular pizza.

I made these on my electric griddle, but you could easily make these as oven grilled cheese as well.

If you have a weekly pizza night, I encourage you to give these a try. They are delicious and fun!

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  1. Yum! We make a version here,too!

    How do you store the pizza dough that you make ahead?

    • I often make it up in the morning and let it rise in the fridge all day. I bring it out a little bit before needing it and press it out cold. I let it warm up some, maybe 20 minutes or so before baking. I have baked the cold dough, but it does a little better closer to room temperature. It works great for busy days.

  2. I would absolutely love these, Lynn! I am always pizzafying things like omelets, tortillas, etc. Great idea! 🙂


  3. Lisa Thomas says

    Brilliant idea! I make pizza quesadillas for my boys sometimes but never thought to make pizza grilled cheese. I’ll have to add this to my rotation of quick and easy dinners.

    • I like both the pizza grilled cheese and pizza quesadilla ideas… I’m seeing both of them in my future, so thanks for sharing ladies 🙂 And it’s making me think… other pizza toppings could be mixed with mozzarella in a grilled cheese or quesadillas, too. Ham, pineapple & green pepper pizza is my fave, so I might need to layer those in a grilled cheese or quesadilla to dip in pizza sauce. Too bad it’s almost lunch time but I’m stuck at work with the chicken casserole leftovers from last night, or I might be whipping these up now 🙂

  4. My husband has loved pizza quesadillas for awhile now. He likes pepperoni, olives, onions, and bell peppers in them. I’ll have to try a sandwich version and see what what thinks 🙂

    • D. Smith says

      We do the same basic idea with omelettes, using green pepper, black olive slices, green onions, either pepperoni and ham or just plain pepperoni for the filling once the omelette has cooked a bit. Then I turn the heat off under the pan and put the cheese slices on top of the omelette. We use pepper jack cheese if we are eating this for a “supper meal in a hurry” but it’s a little too much spicy stuff in the morning, so then we use provolone or mozzarella slices.

      My DH requests this at least once a month. I had to order some dehydrated red and green onion bits because I don’t always have fresh stuff on hand (especially in winter in this part of the country) so I keep a small baggie of re-hydrated peppers in my fridge at all times.

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