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Friday, October 3, 2014

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese with Pizza Butter

Hey all my #LoveBakesGoodCakesPeeps!  It’s me, Kim from Soliloquy Of Food &Such – AGAIN!!  Today I am sharing my Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese – with Pizza Butter.

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Okay.  I know you’re like….pizza butter?  Say whaaat??  Lemme just tell you….it’s amazing….it’s so amazing that I am breaking Kim’s Cardinal Rule #654:  do not overuse the word amazing….it’s that good.

The base for the pizza butter is tomato paste; you get a concentrated pizza sauce flavor without the mess of runny, liquify sauce – which is great on pasta, but not so much on a grilled cheese.  Also, precooking the pepperoni enhances the overall  pizza outcome.  I used Munster cheese, which is one of my favorite melty cheeses, it really works well for this. 

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This is a great idea for your next lazy day meal – or if you are looking for something new to feed a crowd.  In just minutes you can transform your regular grilled cheese sandwich into a pepperoni pizza!

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese with Pizza Butter
Makes 6 sandwiches

For The Pizza Butter:
5 TBS tomato paste
2 TBS plus 2 tsp butter, melted
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp garlic powder
In a small bowl add the melted butter to the tomato paste and quickly stir together until fluffy.  Stir in the remaining seasonings; set aside. 

For The Sandwiches you will need:
12 slices of Italian Bread, sliced
½  lb Munster cheese, sliced
4 oz pizza pepperoni
pizza butter (recipe above)
2-3 TBS butter, melted

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add the pepperoni slices, keep in a single layer, cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until the slices have curled up and begin rendering.  Cook up as much pepperoni as you think you will use; for mine I used 8 slices per sandwich, 48 slices of pepperoni total for 6 sandwiches.  Transfer cooked pepperoni onto a few layers of paper towels to drain; wipe out pan.
Divide the pizza butter amongst the 6 sandwich bottoms. Top with a few slices of cheese, the pepperoni, and another slice or two of cheese – this makes everything hold together when grilled.  Place on the sandwich tops. 

Grill 2-3 at a time, brush the top of the bread with melted butter then place buttered-side down; butter the remaining side.  Keeping a medium heat as to not scorch the bread before the middle melts, grill until golden brown – about 2-3 minutes on each side.  Cool for 1-2 minutes before slicing, then serve and eat immediately!

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  1. How has no one come up with Pizza Butter before? I think this is as deserving of an Emmy or and Oscar as anything I've seen in the last year. Brava!

  2. Wow! I didn't know where to pin this one -- to my sandwich Pinterest board or my Pizza board! LOL Looks delicious. Pizza butter is an amazing idea! :)

  3. Pizza butter? Pizza BUTTER??!! Oh me, Jamie! This looks so delicious! I want one for lunch tomorrow. Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays! Please stop back this week to see if you were featured.

  4. This looks awesome!! I have a feeling that it's going to be a big hit at my house! So glad you linked it up at Foodie Fridays...just fyi, I am featuring it on this week's party! :)

  5. Jamie, I'm back! Tomorrow I am publishing a new post with the 10 BEST grilled cheese sandwiches ever. And, guess what, THIS recipe is one of them!
    Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row


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