Deluxe Pizza Panini


Paninis make a boring sandwich a gourmet meal. Pizza is a classic dish and can also sometimes become routine. A grilled pizza panini is a creative way to jazz up the boring sandwich and predictable pizza. Great to heat up as leftovers also for lunch the next day!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup tomato sauce

  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 8 slices hot Genoa salami

  • 8 slices roasted ham

  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted red pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped black olives

  • 4 leaves basil, chopped

  • 4 slices provolone cheese


  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat; add mushrooms and saute until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.

  2. Preheat a panini press according to manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Spread an even layer of tomato sauce onto the cut sides of each ciabatta roll. Sprinkle equal amounts of garlic and oregano onto each roll. Place 2 salami slices side by side onto each roll; top each with 2 slices ham. Divide red onion, mushrooms, red pepper, olives, and basil between the 4 sandwiches and spread evenly atop the meats. Finish by topping with provolone cheese and sandwiching roll halves around the fillings.

  4. Cook sandwiches on preheated panini press until there are dark brown grill marks on the bread, the cheese is melted, and the center is warm, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Cooking time will vary depending on size of panini grill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

652 Calories
39g Fat
37g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 652
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 2696mg 117%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 27mg 136%
Calcium 301mg 23%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 640mg 14%

* 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.