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Grilled Cheese with Pizza Sauce Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

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This 5-minute Grilled Cheese with Pizza Sauce recipe is simple, quick, and family friendly! A great recipe for leftover pizza sauce or extra cheese. Ready in just a few minutes, this is a fun weeknight dinner the family will love.
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We have been loving homemade pizza lately! Its such a great dinner on the weekend, takes very little time to prep, and only about 15 minutes to cook. And we usually have a lot of leftover pizza toppings and pizza sauce… so what better way to enjoy them again than in a pizza grilled cheese!

This Midwestern Fusion dish combines both grilled cheese and pizza, two unbelievably cheese and delicious dinners merged into one. It takes about 5 minutes to cook, and a quick and yummy lunch is ready in no time.

This Grilled Cheese with Pizza Sauce Recipe Is:

  • Toasty
  • Melty
  • Gooey
  • Packed with Flavor: the homemade pizza sauce is where its at and brightens this sandwich up
  • Versatile: Use any pizza toppings you have on hand!
  • Vegetarian, can easily made gluten free or vegan
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What’s In This Vegetarian Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe?

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

  • Bread: any kind you would normally use for a sandwich. You can use white, wheat, rye, gluten free, sourdough, or pumpernickle.
  • Cheese: sliced mozzarella or white American slices work best in this sandwich, but again any cheese you would normally use on a pizza would be great.
  • Pizza Sauce: my no-cook tomato paste homemade pizza sauce is the secret weapon in my pizza… and this pizza grilled cheese recipe. You can absolutely use store bought pizza sauce, but if you have a can of tomato paste, garlic, and some spices, I’d encourage you try homemade!  The flavor and the freshness make all the difference.
  • Pizza Toppings: go wild, use your favorites.  For a veggie pizza I like to use onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and pineapple.  If you have leftover pizza toppings, whatever they are, throw them in this sandwich!
  • Butter or cooking spray for spraying the pan: you can also use olive oil for a vegan version.

Sourdough Pizza Grilled Cheese for the WIN

Thanks to my easy sourdough starter, we’ve been cranking out homemade sourdough pizza dough a lot lately!  And I’ve also been making a lot of homemade no cook pizza sauce too – which is super simple to make.  The pizza sauce is so good on its own, you can use it as a dip for your grilled cheese too.
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How Do I Make Pizza Grilled Cheese?

  1. Heat a skillet or pan over low heat.
  2. Assemble the pizza sandwich, between the slices of bread spread the pizza sauce , add the cheese and any pizza toppings you have to the sandwich.  Butter the outside pieces of bread, and place in the skillet.
  3. Toast on low heat for 2 or 3 minutes until bottoms of the grilled cheese begins to brown.  Flip, and continue to cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.  To help the cheese melt, you can place a lid over the pan after flipping the sandwich. Once cheese has melted, remove pan from heat, carefully slice sandwich, and enjoy!

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally vegetarian – just make sure you use vegetarian pizza toppings in the sandwich to keep it that way.
  • For a gluten free pizza grilled cheese, use gluten free bread.
  • To make vegan or dairy free, just substitute out the cheese for a vegan version, and the butter for olive oil to toast the bread.
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Make Pizza Grilled Cheese Vegetarian for a Healthy Version

This vegetarian grilled cheese with pizza sauce recipe is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegetarian cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegetarian pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegetarian recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless meals for your table.

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Get the Same Ingredients for this Pizza Sauce Sandwich!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free vegetarian & gluten free pizza grilled cheese recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Grilled Cheese with Pizza Sauce

The Herbeevore
This 5-minute Grilled Cheese with Pizza Sauce sandwich recipe is simple, quick, and family friendly! A great recipe for leftover pizza sauce or extra cheese. 
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine American, Midwestern Fusion
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 338 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices bread use gluten free if desired
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices mozzarella or white American cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce see below notes for THE best homemeade pizza sauce recipe
  • 1/2 cup your favorite pizza toppings

Instructions
 

  • Heat a skillet or pan over low heat.
  • Take 2 slices of bread, and top with a thin layer of pizza sauce. Add 2 slices of cheese, add optional pizza toppings, and close the sandwich so the pizza sauce is on the inside. Butter the outside pieces of bread, and place in a skillet.
  • Toast on low heat for 2 or 3 minutes until bottoms of the grilled cheese begins to brown.  Flip, and continue to cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.  To help the cheese melt, you can place a lid over the pan after flipping the sandwich.
  • Once cheese has melted, remove pan from heat, carefully slice sandwich, and enjoy!

Notes

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally vegetarian - just make sure you use vegetarian pizza toppings in the sandwich to keep it that way.
  • For a gluten free pizza grilled cheese, use gluten free bread.
  • To make vegan or dairy free, just substitute out the cheese for a vegan version, and the butter for olive oil to toast the bread.
My recipe for easy no-cook tomato paste pizza sauce is located here on my site: super easy, no cook, and loaded with flavor!

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 19gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 819mgPotassium: 265mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 539IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 385mgIron: 3mg
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