White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches- The best grilled cheese sandwich recipe ever!! Loaded with 3 different cheeses, garlic and herbs, it's the perfect comfort food.

It’s probably safe to say that we are kind of soup fanatics around here!  During the cooler months, soup typically appears on our menu several times a week.  Not only is it perfect comfort food during chilly weather, it’s also frugal and helps us stay within our $200 grocery budget.

Something that we love even more than soup though, is cheese!  During the winter months I always feel like our taste buds get to have a party since cheese is the perfect pairing for soup, and as a result, we enjoy them together quite frequently.

White Pizza Grillede Cheese Sandwich

I recently bought some Kraft Natural Mozzarella Shredded Cheese at Walmart to make one of my favorite “cheesy” recipes– White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.  Seriously people, you have not lived until you’ve tasted these sandwiches oozing with cheesy goodness!  Okay, so maybe that’s kind of an extreme statement, but you get the point.  These sandwiches are amazing.

Stop and think about it.  How could you go wrong combining three cheeses with a bit of garlic and herbs and then toasting it all between 2 slices of bread until the filling is all gooey and melty and the bread is deliciously crisp?  You simply can’t!  Because we all know that melted cheese is pretty much cheese in it’s best form.

White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich Kraft Mozzarella Cheese

As I already mentioned, I love pairing these White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with our favorite soup for a satisfying meal.  And since they are packed with protein, I also sometimes serve them as the main food at lighter meals, too.  Of course they make amazing party appetizers, as well.  Cut them into smaller, bite-sized pieces and you instantly have a fun, finger food!

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WHITE PIZZA GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ c. cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp. olive or canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/16 tsp. pepper (if you like pepper, go ahead and add 1/8 tsp.)
  • ¼ c. Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. Kraft Natural Mozzarella shredded cheese (2 cups)
  • 10 to 14 slices of bread (depends on how big your bread is)
  • butter, softened (about 2 tbsp)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  If using large curd cottage cheese, blend until mostly smooth.
2.  Combine cottage or ricotta cheese with olive oil.
3.  Add garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese; mix well.
4.  Add Mozzarella cheese and combine thoroughly.*
5.  Lightly butter each slice of bread.  Place half of the slices, buttered side down in a skillet or griddle.
6.  Divide cheese mixture evenly between the slices in the skillet.**  Top with remaining slices of bread, making sure to leave the buttered side up.
7.  Cook over medium heat until bread is lightly browned.  Flip, and cook remaining side until lightly brown and cheese is melted.
8.  Enjoy!

Makes 5 to 7 Sandwiches

ADDITIONAL TIPS:
* If you have time, for a fuller flavor, mix up the cheese part several hours ahead of time.
** You want the cheese mixture to nicely cover the surface of the bread, but don’t pile it too high, because you’ll end up having a hard time keeping the sandwiches together once the cheese melts.

White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Kraft Cheese

Want to get some Kraft Natural Mozzarella shredded cheese to make your own White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches?  You can easily find it at Walmart- they have a huge selection of Kraft cheese.  And if you are looking for more recipe inspiration, you can check out the Kraft Food page!

Are you a cheese lover?  What’s your favorite grilled cheese sandwich? 

Comments

  1. says

    Yum! I love a good grilled cheese! I like to make mine with a bit of cream cheese (or Laughing Cow cheese, thanks to a recent sale) and then layer on whatever varieties of cheese I have in the fridge. And I sprinkle the outside with a bit of parmesan cheese, too.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Oh, that sounds like a great grilled cheese version too, Kristen! I bet the cream cheese makes a bit creamier than just an ordinary grilled cheese sandwich. After I created this White Pizza Grilled Cheese version several months ago, I started wondering why I had never thought to get creative with my grilled cheese sandwiches before!

  2. Rebecca says

    funny you posted this this week. Our office has decided to have food trucks for us to get lunch from since we only get 30 minutes and the only thing close is Chick-Fil-A and Taco Bell. Any way one of the food trucks this week is called Just Say Cheese and it’s all about grilled cheese! I don’t typically eat from the trucks since I bring from home everyday…but I can say this is one recipe I would love to try. I love grilled cheese with velveeta. My husband will eat it any way I serve as long as it has tomato soup as it’s companion. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Oh, I think I would like that food truck! 😉 It would probably be an occasional splurge for me, I’m afraid. And I grew up with grilled cheese made with Velveeta and still think it’s a yummy way to make it.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Thanks, Stephanie! I know all about needing to find filling recipes for a family of 5. :) And when I have a recipe like this that is a hit with everyone, I always feel like I’ve really done well!

  3. Hilary says

    Yes! We make something very similar we call Pizza Grilled Cheese. We do mozzarella, garlic salt from Aldi, and tomatoes or pepperoni or other “toppings” in the middle. I’m going to try your version with the cottage cheese for the extra protein.

  4. says

    This recipe sounds soooo good. It is also something that my boys will probably love to eat.

    We love a grilled cheese sandwich and with the endless possibilities it never gets boring to eat. This would be great dipped in a tomato basil soup just for that added pizza flavor.

    Thank you for sharing :)

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      If your boys like cheese and garlic, then I think they’ll love this! My kids always get excited when they see me making them. And yes, they go perfectly with tomato soups.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      :) High five from one soup lover to another! And you definitely should try these sometime when you need something to go with your soup. So yummy!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Thanks, Julie! And since I created these I’m suddenly seeing all sorts of other great creative grilled cheese sandwich recipes that I want to try too. Who knew that grilled cheese could be so much fun? 😉

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Kendra, I’ve never tried freezing them so I’m not sure how it would work. I’d be a little nervous that the bread might get soggy as they thaw since freezing cottage cheese tends to make it a bit more watery. If you don’t want to make the full amount at one time, you could either half the amount of ingredients used (which would make you half the amount of sandwiches) or if you want to make the full amount, I’d recommend just freezing the leftover filling. It should freeze pretty well, although it might get a tad thinner once it’s thawed due to the cottage cheese issue I mentioned above. But I don’t think it would make a difference for your sandwiches. Hope that helps!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      You might surprise yourself, Pat! I’m not a big cottage cheese fan, but I actually love it in these sandwiches. So you never know! :)

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