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Grilled Cheese Pizza Recipe

Posted November 4, 2014 by Stephanie
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When an email popped into my inbox proclaiming “OMG! It’s How Sweet’s Invisible Internet Friends Baby Shower!” it was hard not to get excited. I’m incredibly happy for Jessica (a dear friend and sweetheart), who has had a whirlwind of a year with her new book and soon, her new baby. A ton of people are on board to celebrate the best way we know how, so I hope you wore your stretchy pants! Settle in and get ready to look at some awesomely sparkly, trashed-up, oh-so-sweet Jessica inspired food.

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When I think about Jessica I definitely think about pizza, grilled cheese, and bacon. So, I came up with a bacon, grilled cheese pizza with crispy bacon bits and a gooey grilled cheese sandwich cut up into tiny squares.

It’s actually one of my favourite things to do for people – crafting their perfect meal. I have one of those weird memories that ALWAYS remembers your food likes and dislikes (even if I’ve only met you for a moment or two). I’ve been told that it’s a little freaky, so I keep the observations to myself. If I ever meet you, this is kind of what goes on in my head: ooh, she ate a second olive. She must like olives. But, huh, she’s not going for a third. She just likes olives, but she doesn’t love them. Based on that, if this imaginary person ever came over, I definitely wouldn’t serve them something olive centric, but I might have olives with drinks before dinner.

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Jessica is a fan of olives, by the way. But, there aren’t any olives on this pizza. Instead, it’s what I think of as a kid’s dream: gooey grilled cheese squares, crispy bacon bits, and tomato slices for a hint of the classic combo of tomato soup and grilled cheese. I know Jessica LOVES white pizzas, but the tomato added just the right amount of oomph. Sliced green onions were tossed on for a bit of color and added brightness. I was really happy with how this came out. So happy I made it twice!

I wish we all could be eating this giant baby shower feast together, but since we can’t, I hope you guys get a chance to try out all of the recipes. Happiest of baby showers to Jessica!

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Grilled Cheese Pizza Recipe
makes 1 pizza

  • 1 ball no-knead pizza dough
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese, divided
  • 3-4 slices bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp
  • 1 grilled cheese, cut into small squares
  • sliced green onions, to garnish

Arrange a rack in middle of oven and preheat to its hottest setting, 500°F–550°F.

Gently shape dough on an oiled baking sheet. Top the pizza with a slight sprinkling of cheese, the sliced tomatoes and a sprinkling of salt and freshly ground pepper. Place in the oven to bake for 8-10 minutes, or until puffy and slightly brown. Remove from the oven and immediately top with the bacon bits, grilled cheese squares and remaining cheese.

Put the pizza back in the oven and bake until the cheese melts and the bottom of the crust is crisp and top is blistered. Remove from the oven, top with sliced green onions, slice and enjoy immediately.

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  1. I JUST CANNOT with the double carb action on this pizza. I can’t. I just can’t.

  2. Rachel Cooks says:

    Grilled cheese ON pizza!!!! I’m dying. This is amazing.

  3. Sonja says:

    Now this is over the top! LOVE it, girl!

  4. Jessica says:

    seriously! holy crap. you are too much. this is wild.
    THANK YOU. xoxoxo

  5. Katie says:

    I think I’m in love with this pizza. I must make it immediately! Like leave work, go home and make this.

  6. Stardancer says:

    Yay invisible internet friends! How adorable :)

  7. Alana says:

    You’re pretty much a food genius and I love that you remember people’s food loves/hates/likes. xx

  8. Oh I know what you mean about remembering peoples food preferences. I’m totally the same way. Just last week I told my friend that I remembered that her mom was allergic to celery. I haven’t seen her mom in like 10 years! But that factoid just stuck in my weird brain. I dunno. This pizza is just over the top and amazing and perfect for Jessica. YEAH!

  9. Laura says:

    Looks delicious, Stephanie! Two of our favorite comfort foods…

  10. Sophie says:

    SERIOUSLY with this pizza


  11. Oh. My God. yes to this all day long.

  12. Boy, this pizza is nasty. I mean grilled cheese and pizza? Would an Italian approve? Duh, who cares! This is bloody genius, Steph!!

  13. Nicole says:

    This pizza is incredible!! I would probably steal all of the crispy grilled cheese bites and then serve it and then everyone would be like, “Why is this a grilled cheese pizza, again?”

  14. You did not make a grilled cheese pizza!!!! Holy yum!

  15. Simi says:

    oh wow – this everything I love in one recipe – looks amazing. I think my weekend menu is set with this one.

  16. cynthia says:

    Steph. STEPHHHHHHH!!! My brain is breaking trying to describe how EXCITED I am about this pizza and how it has a grilled cheese lit-e-rally diced and baked on top of more cheese with bacon and Jim Lahey’s pizza dough (FIST BUMP) and OK one more time DICED GRILLED CHEESE. I just. I just. This is all my dreams come true. Would it be weird if a pizza made me cry? And also, I second that it is the best/sweetest that you remember people’s food likes/dislikes. This is why I love you <3


  17. First, I love that I can now read this with your voice. ;)

    Second – this is beyond epic!! I totally have to make this for my next girl’s night in, which is coming up fast.

  18. Neri Ann says:

    This is yummy! i love all your recipes!

  19. This is freaking amazing. I’ll never look at a pizza the same way. Thank you for being a part of this!

  20. THIS PIZZA LOOKS FANTASTIC!!! Love. Love. Love.

  21. i love your creepy sweet food observantness. and ahhhhhh this pizza! it’s wonderful and so thoughtfully trashy-creative. :)

  22. that is insane in the membrane, what a WELL LOVED WOMAN! um, little chopped up grilled cheesies on a frigging pizza!? you!!! you are so food-thoughtful, steph! i think our brains are similar in that i also like to know people’s food loves and hates – i tend to jot it down quickly in my phone now because my memory is so fried these days. ha!! love this pizza idea! xo

  23. this pizza is seriously unreal! Pinned!

  24. Um, are you freaking kidding me? THIS IS INSANE!! I mean that in a 100% positive, I’m over-the-moon kind of way. HOLY CRAP! Seriously! You’re about to break the internet!!

  25. Let me count the ways I can turn this into a weekly thing. Grilled cheese appreciation club? I swear this could not be more perfect for a carb lover like my self but even the healthiest person can’t resist this grilled cheese!

  26. SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?! I can’t even handle the oodles of awesomeness that is going on here.

  27. grilled cheese on a pizza? that is totally something jessica would do! looks amazing…

  28. Paige says:

    Holy smokes. Not only does this sound yummy, it’s looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this!

  29. Gosh this is over the top. And I like it. Cheese—wonderful wonderful cheese is totally celebrated here.

  30. Ashley says:

    Whaaaaaaat! When you told me what you were making I was picturing 2 pizzas on top of one another with cheese stuffed inside, but I think this is better. Grilled cheese cubes as a topping!!! HOLY CRAP. Feeeeed meeeeeee. Thanks so much for joining the shower!

  31. sara says:

    WHAT?! This is crazy in ALL the right ways! :)

  32. Barbara says:

    Wow! Love the idea of grilled cheese on a pizza. Can’t wait to try it!

  33. Karen says:

    This looks like an amazing pizza! Great idea! OMG Awesome Recipe!

  34. I am in love! Being pregnant all I want is pizza and grilled cheese. This is my dream come true.

  35. This pizza looks amazing! Combining so many of my favorite things!

  36. This is pure comfort food! Can’t wait to devour!

  37. I don’t know why, but when I first saw “Grilled Cheese Pizza” I thought of a pizza … ON TOP of a grilled cheese. The thought of putting grilled cheese on top of a pizza didn’t even enter my mind, which is silly because nobody hears “pepperoni pizza” and thinks of a pizza orchestrated atop a piece of pepperoni. Right? At first I thought you were maybe mental asylum crazy but now I’m thinking more like Einstein crazy… like SO FREAKING GENIUS THAT YOU JUST SEEM CRAZY. I bet Jessica loved this “trashed up” pizza – for sure. You’re so sweet to make it for her. Now, I will have to make it for myself.

  38. Yessi says:

    This pizza looks A-mazing

  39. These are so Instagrammable and adorable! Definitely I will prep grilled cheese pizza on the weekend for my family. Thx for sharing Stephanie!

  40. These grilled cheese pizza just looks so incredibly delicious, and I am so craving a slice right now! Can I post it on my blog?

  41. This grilled cheese pizza is looking luscious. Thanks for this recipe.

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