Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
8 slices white or whole-grain bread
8 slices cheddar or American cheese
32 slices Armour Original or Turkey Pepperoni
1 cup roasted red pepper strips or 4 thin tomato slices (optional)
Spread butter over one side of each piece of bread. Put four slices of bread on sheet of waxed paper, buttered-side down.
Top each slice of bread with one cheese slice, eight slices pepperoni, 1/4 cup peppers or sliced tomato, if desired, and additional cheese slice. Top sandwiches with remaining bread, buttered-side up.
Heat large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add two sandwiches; cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until cheese is melted and sandwiches are golden brown. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
Alternate preparation tip: Cook sandwiches in two batches in heated panini maker or well-oiled waffle iron 3-4 minutes.