Pizza Margherita Grilled Cheese

Anyone who loves Margherita pizza is definitely going to enjoy this grilled cheese! I mean, how come I have never thought of this before?! Brilliant!

I’m pretty sure we all know that almost any dish converted into a grilled cheese turns out amazing, but this one…man oh man!

I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to a basic grilled cheese again!


  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 large Garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp Tomato paste
  • 14.5 ounces fire-roasted canned tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 16 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 CUP Basil leaves
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 3 Tbsp Butter, melted


  1. In a small sauce pan, heat olive oil and garlic over a medium heat. Saute until softened, about 1 minute.
  2. Add tomato paste, stir to combine. Cook for one minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, salt and sugar, whisk until tomato paste is fully incorporated.Simmer for 8-10 minutes until thickened. Set aside.
  4. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or griddle to a medium heat.
  5. Spread about 2 tablespoons of sauce on each slice of bread. Top with four ounces of slices of cheese. Top with 4-5 leaves of basil.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place the other two pieces of bread, sauce side down on cheese and basil. Brush tops with butter. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  8. Enjoy!