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Hearty Supreme Pizza Grilled Cheese

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Build a hearty supreme pizza grilled cheese with Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse® Hearty White Bread. It’s thick-sliced and has fresh from the oven taste making it the perfect bread to compliment all those rich flavors.

If you are like us, then a regular old grilled cheese sandwich just doesn’t cut it anymore.

That’s why when we were approached about the new Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse® Hearty White Bread, Kim and I couldn’t wait to put it to the test.

What better way to test Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse® Hearty White Bread then with a hearty pizza grilled cheese. So we loaded this thick sliced bread with ham, sausage, pepperoni, cheese, and vegetables.

I’m thrilled to say this bread holds up to all those fillings to create a delicious and flavorful sandwich.

The hearty pizza grilled cheese, finished, on a plate, served with ranch dressing.

While we sat down to eat our sandwiches, I decided to take a look at the link Pepperidge Farm® provided so I could learn more about this Farmhouse Hearty White Bread.

All the nutritional facts and ingredients are listed along with a product locator.

The product locator is important because this Farmhouse Hearty White Bread is only available in select locations.

So, be sure to click this link and then click the “Where to Buy” button in the top right corner to find out where you can pick up a loaf of this thick-sliced bread.

A top-down shot of the ingredients for the pizza grilled cheese, like red onion, pepperoni, and mushrooms.

Now that you know what kind of bread you should be looking for, how about we get started making this hearty pizza grilled cheese?

Instructions:

First, prep all of your ingredients prior to getting started because it will make building and cooking the sandwiches much easier.

We use little ramekins, but any bowls will do, just keep them at arm’s length when it comes time to build.

An aerial photo of the italian sausage and ham cooking in a skillet.

Next, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage for 5-7 minutes, then add the diced ham and let the mixture cook for an additional 2-4 minutes or until the sausage is done. Set the meat mixture aside.

A close-up photo of the hearty pizza grilled cheese being made, layered with sauce, ham, sausage, cheese, and pepperoni.

After that, it’s time to start building the sandwich. Begin brushing one-side of 2 slices of bread with marinara and sprinkle those sides with half an ounce of mozzarella cheese each.

Now, sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of the meat mixture on one-half of the sandwich and start layering your other ingredients, like pepperoni, red onions, olives, mushrooms, and peppers.

Another aerial photo of the finished pizza grilled cheese with another grilled cheese in progress next to it on a cutting board.

Once you’ve built the sandwich, take the half, that only has mozzarella and marinara, and place it on the other half completing your grilled cheese.

Then, take your melted butter and brush the top of the grilled cheese. Afterward, lay the sandwich, butter-half down in the pan, and brush the other side with butter.

Let the grilled cheese cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until the bread is toasted. Flip the sandwich and let it cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until that side is done as well. Remove it from the pan and cut it half for serving.

A photo of the finished, stacked pizza grill cheese sandwiches, served with ranch dressing in a white bowl.

Last, repeat steps 3-6 again until all four sandwiches have been completed. The pizza grilled cheese can be served with ranch or your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips for Your Pizza Grilled Cheese:

If your mozzarella cheese isn’t properly melted, but the bread is toasted, pop the sandwich into your microwave on high heat for 20 seconds before serving.

For a vegetarian version, try removing the meat and adding banana peppers, green olives, and spinach.

Try combining melted butter, garlic powder, and a dash of sea salt to create a flavorful dipping sauce.

A photo of the finished, stacked pizza grill cheese sandwiches, served with ranch dressing in a white bowl.

Hearty Supreme Pizza Grilled Cheese

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Build a hearty supreme pizza grilled cheese with Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse® Hearty White bread. It's thick-sliced and has fresh from the oven taste making it the perfect bread to compliment all those rich flavors.

Ingredients

  • 8 Slices Bread
  • 8 Ounces Mozzarella Cheese, (shredded)
  • 8 Ounces Italian Sausage, (mild or spicy)
  • 4 Ounces Ham, (diced)
  • 16 Medium Pepperoni Slices
  • 2 Ounces Red Onion, (thin sliced)
  • 2.25 Ounces Black Olives, (can)
  • 2 Ounces Mushrooms, (sliced)
  • 2 Ounces Bell Pepper, (thinly sliced)
  • 4 Ounces Marinara
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, (melted)

Instructions

  1. First, prep all of your ingredients prior to getting started because it will make building and cooking the sandwiches much easier.
  2. Next, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage for 5-7 minutes, then add the diced ham and let the mixture cook for an additional 2-4 minutes or until the sausage is done. Set the meat mixture aside.
  3. After that, it's time to start building the sandwich. Begin brushing one-side of 2 slices of bread with marinara and sprinkle those sides with half an ounce of mozzarella cheese each.
  4. Now, sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of the meat mixture on one-half of the sandwich and start layering your other ingredients, like pepperoni, red onions, olives, mushrooms, and peppers.
  5. Once you've built the sandwich, take the half, that only has mozzarella and marinara, and place it on the other half completing your grilled cheese. Then, take your melted butter and brush the top of the grilled cheese.
  6. Afterward, lay the sandwich, butter-half down in the pan, and brush the other side with butter. Let the grilled cheese cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until the bread is toasted. Flip the sandwich and let it cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until that side is done as well. Remove it from the pan and cut it half for serving.
  7. Last, repeat steps 3-6 again until all four sandwiches have been completed. The pizza grilled cheese can be served with ranch or your favorite dipping sauce. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 749Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 24gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 1867mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 34g

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