Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich
We took a classic comfort food sandwich and made it a little more grown up.
Why This Recipe Works
For the tomato sauce in our Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich, a small can of diced tomatoes tasted better and required less effort than fresh tomatoes, and their juices had a bright flavor. To prevent the pepperoni from leaching grease into the Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich, we briefly microwaved it between sheets of paper towel. This quick step removed much of the grease without toughening the meat. To get the signature ridged grill marks and crisp exterior provided by a panini press, we used a nonstick grill pan and weighed down the sandwiches with a Dutch oven.