I saw a recipe on Pinterest the other day that just sounded really good to me. So over the weekend, I knew I had all of the necessary ingredients...I also knew I just had to try it. And I did. I loved it. In fact, I had another one for lunch today. The only problem is that I would really rather eat like two or three, not one. But for calorie sake, I have to stick with one.
Pizza Grilled Cheese.
It sounds so simple. In fact, I keep thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?"
I mean, I like grilled cheese. I like pizza. Why wouldn't it occur to me to combine the two?
Anywho, here is the recipe (link above to the original). As usual, I made some adjustments, mainly due to the whole counting calories thing which is not nearly as fun as not counting calories...
Pizza Grilled Cheese
bread (I just use 2...only one sandwich for me. :()
Italian seasoning or basil
Mozzarella cheese or Provolone
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Pizza sauce for dipping
Butter one side of each piece of bread (like you would for grilled cheese). I have been using the Brummel and Brown Yogurt Spread and LOVE it; it is lower cal than regular butter.
Layer Mozzarella cheese or Provolone which may actually melt better (I had to limit this for calorie sake...I would have preferred to use more), a sprinkle of Italian seasoning, pepperoni (however many you want), the Parmesan, and additional Mozzarella or Provolone if desired. Top with second piece of bread (butter side up). Cook in a skillet over medium heat, flipping partway through until both sides are brown.
Use pizza sauce for dipping.
I can just imagine how yummy the original recipe is since I was pretty excited about the lower calorie version I used.
Hmmm, suddenly I have a pepperoni craving.