Ham and Pear Panini


This is a twist on an old classic -- ham and cheese. Adding a fresh cut pear gives the sandwich a nice, light sweetness that you won't forget.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
11 mins
2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices bread

  • 1 tablespoon mustard

  • 6 slices ham

  • 1 pear, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 dashes ground black pepper

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 tablespoon light margarine (such as I Can't Believe It's Not Butter - Light ®)


  1. Spread 2 slices of bread with the mustard. Layer each with 3 slices of ham, half of the pear slices, a dash of pepper, and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining bread. Lightly spread margarine on the outer sides of each sandwich.

  2. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Grill the sandwiches until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Cut each sandwich in half to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
14g Fat
41g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 844mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 534mg 41%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.