Ham & Cheese Panini

Our panini press is probably my favorite kitchen wedding gift of all time. It turns a simple sandwich into a 5 star little bistro experience. I’ve found that almost anything can be thrown between two pieces of good bread and once its paninied, it’s delicious.

This however is one of my favorites.


Bread (2 slices per sandwich, I prefer sourdough)

2 TBS Pesto (per sandwich)

smidge of mayo (optional)

2 slices of honey ham (per sandwich)

5 basil leaves (per sandwich)

2 slices provolone or swiss cheese (Jarlsberg is the BEST but a little pricey)

1/2 avocado (per sandwich)

1 tomato (per sandwich…I use Roma tomatoes)

First: turn on panini press to the highest setting possible

Second: now really all you need to do is assemble the sandwich. The order I put them in is:








smidge of mayo


really, the order doesn’t matter a whole lot…it’s important though to put the cheese right next to a slice of bread so it melts well (half melted cheese is no beuno)

Note: I never butter the outside of the bread because it toasts well without it and I choose to do without the added calories.

Third: once the panini press is heated up place the sandwich is the middle of the grill and leave it for about 5 minutes or until the bread to a toasty golden color.

Finally: slide the beautiful panini onto a plate, cut in half, let cool for about a minute, and enjoy!!!


June 28, 2010. Tags: , , . Lunch.

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