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Budget friendly grain recipes: Grilled pizza sandwich

This week’s budget-friendly grain recipe is the perfect lunchtime meal that incorporates Ontario wheat! It is a combination of two classics: pizza and a grilled cheese sandwich, served on delicious, whole wheat bread. This recipe is quick, easy, and can be made with ingredients you may already find in your home.

See our recipe for a grilled pizza sandwich below!

Yield: 1 sandwich

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (our recipe calls for mozzarella, but any cheese you have in your fridge would taste great in this recipe!)
  • 6-8 slices of pepperoni
  • 2 tbsp of pizza sauce
  • ½ tbsp of butter


  1. Preheat a small pan over medium heat.
  2. Spread one tablespoon of pizza sauce on each side of the bread.
  3. Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese on top of sauce on one slice of bread.
  4. Place pepperoni evenly over the top of the cheese.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the pepperoni.
  6. Place the other sauced slice of bread on top of the cheese to close the sandwich.
  7. Place butter onto the preheated pan and let it melt.
  8. Once melted, place the sandwich into the pan to begin grilling.
  9. Grill on each side for about 2.5 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let cool, and enjoy!

Budget-friendly recipe tip: elevate this quick and easy recipe with any of your favourite pizza toppings that you have in your home!