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Italian Panini Sandwiches

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These are a great simple meal.  I like the fact you can prepare them ahead of time, and then grill them when you are ready to eat.  Tonight I will be watching my son play baseball before my husband gets home from work, but I can leave sandwiches for him and my daughters to have for dinner. So even though we aren’t eating as a family at least we are not eating fast food.  I don’t have a panini press, so I just flatten the sandwiches with a cast iron skillet.

Yield: 4

Italian Panini Sandwiches

Italian Panini Sandwiches
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes


  • 1 loaf of Italian bread
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • lots of basil, we use at least 1/4 c.
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 oz. very thin slices prosciutto
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • cooking spray


  1. Split bread, and spread mayonnaise on each half. Top with basil, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. One of my kids doesn't like tomatoes, so I leave them off her sandwich.
  2. Add provolone cheese and prosciutto, and top with bread.
  3. Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add sandwiches to pan. Put a big cast iron skillet on top of sandwiches to flatten. Cook 3 minutes on each side.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Saturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 670mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
Italian Panini Sandwiches on a cutting board

Sandwich being pressed with cast iron


By on May 10th, 2011

2 thoughts on “Italian Panini Sandwiches”

  1. Thank you for this recipe. It seems so simple, yet sounds mouthwatering and delicious. When I try them, I’ll be sure to take pictures…hope I don’t mess ’em up! lol 😛

    Thanks once again

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