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Fontina Panini with Spinach

Fontina Panini with Spinach
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
Hot off the grill in 15 minutes, these Italian sandwiches require just six ingredients and make a great lunch or supper.
Updated August 17, 2011

Ingredients

  • 8 slices crusty Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers (from 7-oz jar), drained, cut into strips
  • 4 oz fontina cheese, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices

Steps

  • 1
    Heat closed contact grill or panini maker for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, spread 1 side of each bread slice with honey mustard; sprinkle onions over 4 slices of bread. Layer with spinach, roasted peppers, cheese and remaining bread slices.
  • 2
    Place sandwiches on grill. Close grill; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Cut each sandwich in half to serve.

  • For great flavor and crunch, add a few chopped pecans with the green onions.
  • Substitute Gouda cheese if fontina is not available.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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