Tubby's Pesto Panini Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tubby's Pesto Panini Recipe
  • READY IN 36 mins

Tubby's Pesto Panini

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"This sandwich is tasty for lunch or dinner. I experimented and came up with it one night when I wanted to make something quick, easy, and tasty for my girlfriend who loves pesto sauce. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 2 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    16 mins

    36 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat; lightly oil the grate.
  2. Place basil, oil, garlic, Romano cheese, oregano, and pepper into a blender. Blend on high until smooth, adding additional oil if necessary, about 30 seconds.
  3. Grill chicken until juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. Do not turn off grill.
  4. Spoon 1 tablespoon of Caesar dressing onto 2 slices of bread. Top each with lettuce, and an additional slice of bread. Spread the second slice of bread thickly with the pesto. Top each sandwich with a cooked chicken breast, a slice of smoked mozzarella, and the remaining bread.
  5. Grill sandwiches until the cheese is melted, and the bread is toasted, about 3 minutes per side.
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Sep 10, 2009

Everyone in my family loves it. This is better than eating out.

Nov 18, 2010

In a word...FANTASTIC! I pounded the chicken thin and seasoned it with salt and pepper,used a flat bread and my indoor grill. Many flavors but nothing overpowers anything else. This will be a regular in my house.

Jun 01, 2010

The whole family loved it. We grilled the chicken, sliced it up and used chibata bread in a panini maker. We also added tomato in place of letuce and added black Forrest ham. Delicious.

Aug 18, 2010

Really yummy! I grilled the chicken breasts and melted the mozzarella on top of them--on the grill. Then, I put together the sandwiches. Thanks for the recipe. Great way to use the pesto I had left over from pasta.

May 19, 2011

Really good. I used my frozen pesto with ranch dressing (I didn't have caesar) and shredded mozarella cheese all on focaccia bread from my bread machine. Yummo! Perfect summer dinner.

Aug 08, 2011

Great Panini! We didn't use 3 slices of bread, just 2. Yum!

May 28, 2012

I used an already prepared basil pesto and these were really good! Very flavorful and easy to put together. I did marinate my chicken in ceasar dressing (regular, not creamy), prior to cooking them quickly on the george foreman grill.

May 27, 2014

Tried this the other night! Loved it, but I did make a few changes.. I didn't see the need for that 3rd piece of bread so I just used two slices of potato bread. Potato bread works great for paninis and is 99% fat free! I pounded the chicken breasts very thin, put a little bit of olive oil, dried oregano, and garlic salt on them. I grilled them on my panini press and then assembled with the dressings and cheese along with lettuce and sliced tomato; Then grilled for about 4 mins! Definitely making this again and again!!


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  • Calories
  • 587 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 41.5 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 32.5 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 523 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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