This is a great grilled sandwich! Panini get their character or distinct look from the grill marks on the sandwich. I serve it with soup or even salad. This is the basic recipe. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
16 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 panino
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Ingredients

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The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drizzle olive oil on 1 side of each bread slice. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on the other side of each slice. Pile Cheddar cheese, ham, tomato, and onion on top. Top with other bread slice, mayonnaise side down.

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  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; spray lightly with cooking spray. Place sandwich on grill; weigh it down with a heavy pan. Cook until cheese is melted and grill marks appear, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

This basic recipe is easily changed up with prosciutto, salami, or even turkey. This is also great as a veggie sandwich.

You can substitute French bread for Italian bread, if preferred.

You can substitute extra-virgin olive oil for the extra-light olive oil, if preferred.

You can use spreadable cheese in place of mayonnaise, if preferred.

You can use this recipe to make multiple sandwiches; assemble them ahead of time, grill, and place in a warm oven until serving.

I recommend a George Forman(R) grill because it eliminates the need for flipping. If you don't have a grill pan, use a regular cast iron or nonstick skillet.

Nutrition Facts

802 calories; protein 32.2g 64% DV; carbohydrates 26.7g 9% DV; fat 63.2g 97% DV; cholesterol 117.9mg 39% DV; sodium 1839.8mg 74% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
Nice recipe,I appreciate your work Desi Food Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
Nice recipe,I appreciate your work Desi Food Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2017
Loved this! Great flavors and textures...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
it tastes pretty good and i made it for a class project Read More
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