Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a favorite in this house. My mother in law is visiting so I asked her if she would be my guinea pig while I tried a new recipe out on her. She happily agreed while I pulled the jar of roasted red bell peppers from the fridge. This sandwich has a short list of ingredients but big on satisfaction!

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich“Mmmm. This is really good. I’ll never eat another regular grill cheese again!” That’s what my mother in law kept saying while she ate this tasty sandwich. I have to agree with her. I love roasted red bell peppers, so when I saw those in the list of ingredients I knew I wanted to give this a whirl. Using Mozzarella cheese slices instead of American cheese means the sandwich is far less salty. My favorite part is that instead of using butter on the bread you use Italian dressing! Yes. Salad dressing. Brilliant. Why didn’t I think of that?

Italian Grilled Cheese SandwichMy husband is obsessed with these huge round loaves of sliced Italian bread that we get from our local grocer. One slice is huge, so I cut it in half to make the sandwich you see here. You can use smaller pieces so that your cheese hangs out the sides of the sandwich all sexy like. ;-)

Italian Grilled Cheese SandwichThat short ingredient list I was telling you about consists of bread, Mozzarella cheese, roast red bell peppers and Italian dressing.

This Italian grilled cheese is super easy and really tasty. Will definitely be making this again and again.

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Recipe Type: lunch, sandwich
Author: Amanda Formaro
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 1
  • 2 slices Sargento┬« Deli Style Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 slices Italian or sourdough bread
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers, rinsed and dried
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian salad dressing
  1. Place slice of cheese on slice of bread; top with red peppers. Place remaining cheese on top; close with slice of bread. Brush dressing over outside surfaces of bread.
  2. Heat non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook sandwich 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Sargento did compensate me for the time I dedicated to making this recipe and putting this post together for you, however my opinions on flavor and preparation are 100% mine. :)

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8 Responses to Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. 1
    Ilke says:

    Genius to use salad dressing instead of butter! Soup and grilled cheese combination is our regular busy week night dinner. Next time, I will keep this in mind to use something other than butter. Looks great, Amanda!

  2. 2
    Suzanne says:

    YUM! We are going to be having grilled cheese and tomato soup tomorrow evening. One of my very favorite meals. Now we may be having two different kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches. These look wonderful!

  3. 3

    Love that you used salad dressing!! This would make a quick and yummy weeknight meal!!

  4. 4
    Delishhh says:

    WOW – never thought of using dressing instead of butter – hmm now i am curious and have to try it out.

  5. 5
    jennifurla says:

    I have to try this method.

  6. 6

    […] You could crumble some bacon on top of this along with the cheddar cheese, but I chose to pass only because I’m trying to watch my caloric intake. :) Bacon would be a most amazing addition though! This would go great with this Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich! […]

  7. 7

    Wowsers!!! OK, I’m all in on this one. Gotta get me some good sourdough bread tomorrow and do it!

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