Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


I came up with this mozzarella grilled cheese recipe for my niece. I combined grilled cheese sandwiches with garlic bread. It's tasty, quick, and the perfect appetizer for friends, family, and unexpected guests. Use a firm white bread for best results.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 sandwiches


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • teaspoon garlic powder (Optional)

  • 12 slices white bread

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar vodka marinara sauce


  1. Preheat the oven broiler.

  2. Place 6 slices of bread onto a baking sheet. Spread a small handful of mozzarella cheese over each slice. Top with remaining 6 slices of bread.

  3. Mix together butter and garlic powder in a small bowl; brush some garlic butter over tops of sandwiches or spread with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with dried oregano.

  4. Place sandwiches under the broiler until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the sheet from the oven, flip sandwiches, brush tops with garlic butter, and sprinkle with oregano. Return to the broiler; cook until tops are golden brown, about 2 minutes.

  5. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally; serve immediately with vodka sauce on the side for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
18g Fat
42g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 1032mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 398mg 31%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 442mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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