Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

This quick five-ingredient entrée transforms a favorite pizza combo into a melty grilled sandwich. To thinly slice fresh mozzarella with ease, freeze the cheese for about 30 minutes before cutting.

How to Make It

Step 1

Spread 1 tablespoon marinara over 1 side of each of 4 bread slices. Top evenly with cheese and tomatoes. Sprinkle tomatoes evenly with pepper and salt. Top tomatoes with basil and remaining bread slices. Lightly coat sandwiches with cooking spray.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sandwiches to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes or until browned. Brush tops evenly with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Turn sandwiches over; cook 2 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Very yummy!

August 10, 2015
Added prosciutto and cooked the sandwiches on the panini grill - super tasty! Served with a tossed green salad. The whole family loved them.


October 11, 2015
...if a little messy. Like others I was disappointed in the non-meltiness of the fresh mozzarella, but it still tasted good.


July 31, 2015
This sandwich was absolutely delicious and super easy.  The fresh mozzarella didn't quite melt like I wanted it to, but that's okay.  The recipe gives a good tip to put the fresh mozzarella in the freezer to make it easier to make thin slices.  Thanks for the tip!  Can't wait to make it again.