• 8 slices crusty bread (thick)
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese (or about 1/3 cup shredded)
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (*homemade recipe link below)
  • 4 tablespoons basil (freshly chopped, optional)
  • butter (for spreading on bread)
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NutritionView more



Calories1070Calories from Fat380
Total Fat42g65%
Saturated Fat25g125%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat380
Total Carbohydrate120g40%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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Errica Corrine 11 days ago
For me, this was an interesting new way of making macaroni and cheese... I enjoyed it
Neen B. 25 Jun
it was ok. A little on the dry side. was much better when i used the marinara as a dipping sauce once sandwhich was made
Hawkins 9 Jun
Great :) used shredded cheese and tried it with pesto! Both were good
Angela R. 28 May
this recipe is definitely one i will do again, both my Mom and i liked it very much. It had sort of a pizza taste so i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys pizza.
Zoe 7 Apr
REALLY GOOD! It’s pretty easy to make so...
very delicious!!! definitely a meal that will happen in the future!
Danika 27 Mar
yummy! Even my super picky 2 year old loved it.
Delicious! I'm in love with this idea. I have always just made regular grilled cheese sandwiches with American cheese but the idea of putting marinara in the sandwich adds so much to it.
Shmiggie 9 Mar
Omg I love this itsbesically like eating pizza one thing I changed though was I used a sub instead still great!!!
Tonya 19 Feb
Excellent (and easy) twist to a grilled cheese sandwich. Will make again!!
It turned we out great! It’s late 9 pm and I wanted a grilled cheese but not the lame boring one I always make. So after finding this one, I’m never turning back. I even used shredded mozzarella cheese and it’s working out perfectly! Great recipe for a full dinner or late night snack!!
Jeff 3 Jan
Very easy to make a slight change to classic grilled cheese to help change it up. It's a staple for winter meals, so nice for an easy change up at our house!
This was absolutely delicious. Perfect comfort food after a long commute!!
Caitlin Simmon 8 Aug 2017
Really good, all the ingredients blended nicely together to make the perfect grilled cheese
Rachel Terwilliger 28 May 2016
Yummy and very cheesy! We used Ragu Pizza Quick though in lieu of marinara sauce. Good recipe overall
Rizka R. 1 May 2016
Yums, i'd like to serve mozzarella as my snack. It's so tasty and easy to serve. So it doesn't need a longer time to make, let's try