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Marinara Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Classic grilled cheese sandwiches with an Italian twist of marinara sauce inside crusty bread with lots of gooey mozzarella cheese. Dip these fun sandwiches in extra marinara sauce for an authentic Italian lunch!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches


  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 8 slices thickly-cut mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • Extra marinara sauce for dipping optional


  • Place 2 slices of cheese between two slices of bread. Spread 2 tablespoons marinara sauce over cheese. Repeat with remaining slices of bread, cheese, and sauce.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon butter on each side of bread. Cook sandwiches on a non-stick griddle, flipping once until sandwiches are golden and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


Sandwiches are best if eaten the day they are made.