Another hot day in the south calls for another stove top meal! As much as we love pizza, I figured this would be a fun twist on an old favorite. Make sure you use a good thin sliced french bread. Leave the sugar out of the sauce if you don't car for it on the sweet side...or use a canned sauce if you're running short on time! Either way..this is fun and kid-friendly!
Grilled Cheese & Pepperoni Sandwiches
with Pizza Dipping Sauce
French bread ~ thin sliced
Mozzarella cheese slices
Cheddar/Jack cheese slices
Butter one side of a piece of bread then add a piece of mozzarella and a piece of cheddar/jack cheese. Sprinkle on some pepperoni bites. Top with two more slices of cheese and the other piece of buttered bread. Grill on a medium heated pan until golden brown.
Pizza Dipping Sauce
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic ~ minced
1 shallot ` diced
1 can crushed tomatoes
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 - 2 teaspoons sugar depending on sweetness desired
Salt and pepper to taste
Add olive oil to medium hot pan then add butter.
Cook shallots and garlic until done then add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for about 15 minutes and serve with sandwiches.