Panzanella Panini Recipe -
Panzanella Panini Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Panzanella Panini

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"I made this sandwich by combining my 2 favorite sandwiches, and salad, together. The result was delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 1 sandwich Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Sprinkle cut sides of roll with balsamic vinegar. Layer one slice of mozzarella cheese, tomato slices, basil leaves, and the remaining slice of mozzarella cheese on the roll. Close sandwich; rub outside with olive oil.
  3. Place sandwich in preheated skillet; top with another heavy skillet to press. Cook until bread is toasted and golden, about 3 minutes. Flip sandwich; top with skillet. Cook second side until toasted, about an additional 2 minutes.
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Jun 04, 2009

Made this on my George Foreman grill in under 10 minutes. I was worried that the sandwich was going to be too tall to fit, but it was a-ok. I held the grill down for a minute, and after that just let it be. The bread toasted better than I expected, and had better color/texture where ever I had put the olive oil. Added the balsamic to the tomatoes instead of the bread (was afraid the bread would get soggy), and added S&P to the fresh mozzarella. Super fast & easy & tasty = 5 stars.

May 25, 2009

This is actually my recipe and I also put some sliced red onion on there as well. Enjoy!

May 28, 2009

This is my new favorite hot sandwich! I used balsamic glaze because I like the concentrated sweetness and tang but otherwise, I made the sandwich as per the recipe and it was fantastic. It was simple and quick. The flavors go so well together. Next time I will use onions as Mrs. Williams suggested, but for now my tummy is happy.

Jul 21, 2009

Try mixing a 1/4 cup olive oil with 3 tbls.grated parmesan cheese ans 1/4 tsp garlic powder. Brush it on both sides of the sandwich and grill it until it's golden brown.I found the recipe in a Taste of Home magazine.It really adds alot to it and tastes so good!

Jun 30, 2009

Fast and easy. Perfect for our 90 degree weather. I used ciabatta take and bake bread and cooked it for about 5 minutes in the george forman grill. Didn't have red onion so I used vidalia sweet onion. I think this would be good with fresh baby spinach instead of fresh basil with a sprinkeling of dried basil over the tomato layer. Will try that next time. Was very good as is.

Jun 01, 2009

I just finished this delicious panini for lunch. I followed the recipe but I used a thin bread roll that one of the companies just put out..100 calories. The combination of flavors is so good. I loved the balsamic vinegar on the bread. I toasted it in a grill pan that came with a handle to press down on the sanwich.Excellent, thanks for sharing your recipe:)

Jul 20, 2009

So glad I checked my email before lunch! This recipe came in the Daily Dish today, and I had all the ingredients on hand. In less than 10 minutes I was eating this delicious sandwich with fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden. Excellent proof that the best food is fresh and simple!

Jun 18, 2009

Fast,easy, healthy and taste great. I placed turkey on mine and used basil seasoning instead of leaves. After cooking I added pickles, olives, peperoncini's, salt, pepper and a little bit of mustard. Was excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 402 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 613 mg
  • 25%

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

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