Weeknight Pepperoni Pizza Sammies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

I always forget to pull meat out of the freezer for my husband before I go to work, so this invention came to me on a late Monday when I needed something yummy in a hurry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For sauce:.
  2. Heat oil in small saucepan.
  3. Add garlic, onions, and mushrooms.
  4. Saute until soft.
  5. Stir in tomato paste and water.
  6. Add Italian seasoning, oregano, marjoram, salt, and pepper.
  7. Stir and Simmer for about 15 minutes or until flavors have combined.
  8. Spread sauce on all 4 slices of bread.
  9. On 2 slices, add mozzarella and pepperoni to cover.
  10. Sprinkle mixed cheese to cover pepperoni.
  11. Top with the other 2 sourdough slices.
  12. Heat sandwiches until cheese is melted and bread is toasty.
  13. For extra toasty bread, I put the bread in a toaster on a light setting before cooking.
  14. To heat the sandwiches you can use stove top, baking, panini press, or (as I did) grill them on the foreman :).
Most Helpful

4 5

I made these on a weeknight when I had of course forgotten to take meat out of the freezer. They were really good sandwiches, the sourdough bread was great with this. I used turkey pepperoni and just some shredded mozzarella cheese to try to make it slightly healthier. The sauce was good, too, the mushrooms and onions really give it a pizza taste.

4 5

Pizza in a sandwich - yum! I like mushrooms on my pizza so I added some sliced ones to the sandwich in addition to what was in the sauce. To heat my sandwich, I buttered both sides of the bread and grilled it like a grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks for posting this recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008