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Pizza Grilled Cheese


4 slices of sourdough bread thickly sliced from a wide loaf.
1/2 pound of yellow American cheese
2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
16 slices of slicing pepperoni thinly sliced
2 ounces of pizza sauce
4 ounces unsalted butter melted


Start building your sandwiches by placing four slices of sourdough bread on the counter Cover each slice of bread with a total of 4 cheese slices on each slice of bread. ( 2 to cover the bread, and two deep)

Place 8 slices of the pepperoni on top of the american cheese on each of the bottom slices of the sourdough.

spread about 1 ounce of pizza sauce on top of the pepperoni on each sandwich

Place half the mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce on each sandwich.

Top the two finished sandwiches halves, with the other piece of sourdough that you have cheese already on, with the cheese facing the pepperoni (You should have a total of 8 slices of cheese on each sandwich, 4 on the bottom and 4 on the top)

Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat, then using a pastry brush, brush one side of each of the sandwiches liberally with the melted butter

Heat your pan on the stove top until it is hot enough to toast the bread.

Place the buttered side down on the pan.

Turn heat down to medium, and cover the sandwich with a pot lid to keep the heat in and help the cheese to melt. After about 3-4 minutes check the bread on the pan to see how the color is. It should be toasted a dark golden brown.

Brush butter on the side that is up, then turn it over to repeat the process of toasting the bread. (Use the pot lid again to help melt the cheese) After 3-4 minutes check that side, to see how the color is.

If the cheese is not fully melted, turn the heat down to low and keep the lid covering the sandwich until the cheese has melted. Just be careful not to burn the bread.

Place sandwich on plate, cut in half, serve and enjoy.

Pizza Casserole


1 lb. ground meat
1 16 oz. box bow tie pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 ounces sliced pepperoni
1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 10 oz. can diced Italian style tomatoes
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Italian cheese blend
Any other pizza toppings, you can add like black olives, sausage, onions, green peppers, etc…


Boil water and salt for pasta. Once it starts boiling, add pasta. Brown meat in a separate frying pan. When pasta is cooked, drain.

In a lightly greased 9×13×3 inch pan, pour a small amount of sauce to lightly coat bottom. Add a layer of pasta and add 1/2 of sauce, can of tomatoes, garlic powder, and oregano.

On top of pasta, layer the ground meat, then add a layer of pepperonis. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, and Italian cheese. And layer more pepperoni. Top with bacon bits and anything else you like just like a pizza!

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Crescent Pepperoni Rollups


1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
40 slices pepperoni
4 pieces mozzarella string cheese, cut in half
garlic powder
pizza sauce


Preheat oven to 375F.

Unroll crescent rolls and separate into 8 triangles.

Place 5 slices of pepperoni on each crescent roll.

Top pepperoni with string cheese half and roll up.

Sprinkle crescent rolls with garlic powder.

Place rolls on baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve with a side of warm pizza sauce.

Cheesy Garlic Knot White Pizza Dip


Pizza Dough
8 oz Cream Cheese – Softened
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Cup Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
1/4 Cup Fresh Basil – Chopped
6 Cloves Garlic – Chopped and divided
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 Cup Butter – Melted
1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley – Chopped


Divide Pizza Dough into 12-14 equal sized balls. With floured hands, roll the dough balls into logs and tie into individual knots, tucking the excess underneath.

Coat a 10 inch oven-safe skillet with olive oil. Place the knots in a ring around the skillet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes – allowing dough to reach room temperature.

In a medium bowl, combine Cream Cheese, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Ricotta, Basil, 3 cloves of Garlic (chopped), and Red Pepper Flakes.

Melt the butter and add the Parsley and remaining Garlic. Stir well.

Uncover the Knots and scoop the dip into the center of the skillet. Brush the knots with the butter/garlic mixture (reserving some for after baking), and top the dip with an additional sprinkle of cheese (optional).

Bake in a preheated oven at 400F (200C) for 20 minutes. Broil on High for two additional minutes or until knots and cheese get lightly browned – watching closely so as not to burn it.

Remove from oven and brush lightly with additional Garlic Butter. Let cool slightly before serving

Mexican Pizza


1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 can (14 oz.) refried beans
1 can (12 oz.) Enchilada Sauce
1 package flour tortilla shells
1 package shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 medium tomato, diced
sliced green onions


1. Heat oven to 350.

2. In a medium pan, brown ground beef. Drain. Add taco seasoning and water (per directions on package).

3. Place tortillas on a greased baking sheet in a single layer. Bake 4-5 minutes, flip and bake another 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown.

4. In a microwaveable-safe bowl, heat refried beans for 45 seconds, stir, and heat for another 30 seconds.

5. Assemble pizzas. On each baked tortilla, spread a layer of refried beans, then place a layer of seasoned ground beef. Spoon a bit of the enchilada sauce on top of the beef and top with shredded cheese.

6. Place the pizzas back onto the baking sheet and bake for 3-4 minutes (just until the cheese melts).

7. Top with diced tomatoes, green onions and sour cream.

Margherita Pizza


Pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
All-purpose flour, for dusting
3 cup Tomato Sauce, recipe follows
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Fresh basil leaves
Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into thin rounds
Cornmeal, for stone
Special equipment: Pizza stone

Basic Tomato Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red onion, small dice
4 tablespoons minced garlic
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 tablespoons red wine
1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes
1/2 cup water


Place a pizza stone in the oven. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing the stone to get hot. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface into approximately an 8 to 10-inch round and 1/4-inch thick. Ladle the sauce onto the dough and spread it over the top, leaving about a 1-inch border around the edge. Top with the tomatoes, oregano, some basil leaves and mozzarella rounds. Carefully remove the pizza stone from the oven, and dust with the cornmeal. Place the pizza on top of the stone and pop the whole thing in the oven. Bake until crust is golden and the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.

Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

Basic Tomato Sauce:

Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, until onions are soft and translucent. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and add the basil leaves, red wine, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool the sauce before using it to make pizza.

Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Pizza


1 pound refrigerated pizza dough
1 pound ground sausage
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups milk, (2% OK)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onion tops


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. and line a pizza pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray.

Press pizza dough on pizza pan, pressing evenly to 10-12 inch pizza. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven.

Brown and cook sausage, set aside.

To prepare gravy, melt butter into medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper until thick and combined. Slowly whisk in milk, whisking constantly until thick and creamy. Stir in cooked sausage. Spread 1/2 cup-3/4 cup of sausage gravy over partially cooked pizza dough. Top with shredded cheese, eggs, salt, pepper and green onions.

Bake for another 15-20 minutes until eggs are set and pizza is cooked through. Remove and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Save extra gravy for additional use.

Makes 8 Servings