Pizza-inspired Grilled Cheese

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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In this recipe, melty fresh mozzarella alongside your favorite pasta sauce and Italian herbs come together for pizza flavors without the effort. In general, mozzarella is lower in sodium and calories than other cheeses, making it a heart healthier option.

Total Time:

20 minutes

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Difficulty:


Serving Amount
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread

  • butter-flavored spray oil

  • 6 slices fresh mozzarella cheese

  • 14 cup jarred tomato pasta sauce

  • 1 tomato, very thinly sliced

  • 1 tsp. fresh Italian herbs such as oregano and basil, or

  • 1 Tbsp fresh italian herbs

  • Step 1

    Spray one side of the bread slices with butter-flavored spray.

  • Step 2

    Place a skillet over low to medium/low heat. Immediately add 2 slices of bread with the sprayed side-down.

  • Step 3

    Spread pasta sauce on one of the pieces of bread followed by cheese slices and the thin tomato slice, cover with the other piece of toast and flip the sandwich over.

  • Step 4

    Continue sautéing, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown and cheese is melted. Top with Italian herbs. Cut in half diagonally to serve. Enjoy!

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