Beef-Pesto Panini

Beef-Pesto Panini

Now you can make this take-out favorite at home in just minutes. Deli roast beef, basil pesto and mozzarella cheese provide the tasty filling in this grilled sandwich.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

4

sandwiches

8
slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup basil pesto
1/2
lb thinly sliced cooked deli roast beef
4
slices (1 oz each) mozzarella cheese
Pasta sauce, warmed, if desired
  1. Spread 1 side of each bread slice with butter. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto on unbuttered side of 4 bread slices; place buttered sides down in 12-inch skillet or grill pan. Top with beef, cheese and remaining bread slices, buttered sides up.
  2. Cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until bread is crisp and cheese is melted. Serve with pasta sauce.
Makes 4 sandwiches
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Did You Know?
Panini, which means “small breads” in Italian, are all kinds of hearty sandwiches cooked like the American favorite, a grilled cheese sandwich. So although they sound cosmopolitan, they are remarkably quick to make.
Special Touch
Grill marks from a ridged grill pan lend authenticity to this sandwich. Some people even use their grills to heat these sandwiches.
Variation
Like chicken better than beef? Thinly sliced cooked deli chicken changes the flavor without changing the appeal of this sandwich.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 200 ),
  • Total Fat 22 g
    • (Saturated Fat 9 g,),
  • Cholesterol 60 mg;
  • Sodium 1130 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 23 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.