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Grilled Cheese Sandwich on a plate, oozing cheese, tomato and basil

Margarita Pizza Grilled Cheese

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5 from 10 reviews


This margarita pizza grilled cheese has all the best elements of a pizza but much easier to knock together. Perfect for the days where you’re craving pizza but haven’t got the time or passion to make one from scratch.


Units Scale
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 400g tin of crushed tomatoes (I love Mutti)
  • 1tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 ball mozzarella, sliced thinly
  • handful of basil leaves
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp pepper
  • 4 slices of sourdough bread
  • butter


  1. In a small saucepan heat 1tbsp olive oil over a medium low heat. Once hot add the garlic and cook for around 1 minute until fragrant. Add the tomato puree and stir. Cook for a further minute.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes to the pan, add the mixed herbs, a pinch of sugar and season with a little salt and pepper. Cook over a medium low heat for 10 minutes until thick and jammy. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 1tbsp of oil in a large frying pan or a cast iron skillet over a medium heat. Butter one side of each slice of bread and place buttered side down on a cutting board. Spread a heaped spoonful of tomato sauce over the none buttered sides. Top 2 of the tomato breads with 4 slices of mozzarella each and top the other 2 slices with a few basil leaves. Season the mozzarella halves with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Carefully sandwich the mozzarella and basil slices together and using a spatular transfer the sandwich, butter side down into the hot frying pan. If your pan is big enough you can cook both sandwiches at the same time, if not work in batches. Fry until golden brown and crispy, flip over and do the same to the other side.
  5. Transfer sandwich back to a cutting board and cut in half.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian