Roasted Red Pepper Panini

No need for takeout when you can make our delicious Roasted Red Pepper Panini right at home. Country Crock® Spread, basil, and garlic make a creamy pesto that gives this sandwich so much fabulous flavor. We love the combination of spinach, roasted red pepper, and mozzarella, but feel free to experiment with your favorite ingredients.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
2 panini


  • 2 tablespoons Country Crock® Spread

  • ¼ cup fresh basil

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 4 (1/2 inch) slices chopped stemmed chard (about 2 bunches)

  • ½ cup baby spinach leaves

  • ½ cup sliced roasted red bell peppers in water, drained

  • 4 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese


  1. Process Country Crock® Spread, basil and garlic in food processor or blender until almost smooth.

  2. Spread 2 slices bread with basil butter. Top with spinach, roasted pepper, mozzarella, and remaining bread slices.

  3. To cook in panini press: Preheat the press. Add sandwich and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions until golden and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining sandwich.

  4. To cook in skillet: Melt 1 tablespoon Country Crock® Spread over medium heat in skillet and add sandwiches to skillet. Place a heatproof plate on top of sandwiches and weigh down with heavy heat-proof object. Cook sandwiches 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Turn sandwiches over and weigh down with plate. Cook 3 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
10g Fat
17g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 675mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 34mg 169%
Calcium 480mg 37%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* 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.

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