Grandma's Italian Market Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Chef: Amy Freeze
  • Ready in: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 3-4
  • Complexity: medium
Grandma's Italian Market Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 1 loaf of good Italian Bread
  • 1/4 c. softened butter
  • 1/2 c. julienned bell peppers
  • 1/2 c. julienned red onions
  • 4 Italian Sausage Links (we used Italian Turkey Sausage)–cooked and split in half
  • 14-16 slices of thin sliced deli pepperoni
  • 1 c. jarred spaghetti/marinara sauce
  • 1-2 c. shredded smoked mozzarella cheese


Cut Italian loaf into 4 equal portions and slice each in half. Brush both sides with a small amount of marinara sauce. Then, line each side with shredded mozzarella. On top of the mozzarella, layer onions, peppers, pepperoni, and one sausage link that has been split. Close the sandwich and brush the outside with softened butter. Place on a griddle heated to 325-350 degrees. Press sandwich slightly with a heavy skillet to flatten and toast the bread. As the cheese begins to melt, flip the sandwich and continue cooking until all the cheese is melted and sandwich is golden and toasty. **I also added fresh mushrooms to mine.

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