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.
slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
cup basil pesto
lb thinly sliced cooked deli roast beef
slices (1 oz each) mozzarella cheese
Pasta sauce, warmed, if desired
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.
Cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until bread is crisp and cheese is melted. Serve with pasta sauce.
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.
Grill marks from a ridged grill pan lend authenticity to this sandwich. Some people even use their grills to heat these sandwiches.
Like chicken better than beef? Thinly sliced cooked deli chicken changes the flavor without changing the appeal of this sandwich.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- 22 g
- Saturated Fat
- 9 g
- 60 mg
- 1130 mg
- Total Carbohydrate
- 23 g
- Dietary Fiber
- 1 g
- 23 g
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.