Mozzarella-Pesto Panini Recipe

Looking for an easy Mozzarella-Pesto Panini recipe? Learn how to make Mozzarella-Pesto Panini using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by nightraine

Makes 1 serving



A delicious vegetarian panini; easy and quick to make without sacrificing flavor!

Recipe Ingredients for Mozzarella-Pesto Panini

2 oz Bread, Italian
2 oz Fresh Mozzarella
2 tbsp Pesto Sauce
1 Salt, to taste

Recipe Directions for Mozzarella-Pesto Panini

  1. Heat up your panini press. If you don't have one, easy! Simply heat up a skillet to about medium heat. Spray a little vegetable cooking spray on each side or just brush some vegetable oil on it.

  2. Use good bread, like a nice italian bread or slice a couple slices of a semolina batard.

  3. Use about 2 tbsp of pesto sauce and spread one on one side of each slice of bread. I recommend Classico's Pesto with Basil. If you have time on your hands, you can simply make you own with a recipe from AllRecipes.com!

  4. If desired, sprinkle some salt on the pesto.

  5. Cut about an ounce of fresh mozzarella. I recommend BelGioioso Cheese, which I buy at BJ's 4 small balls of mutz for $10. Pricey but delicious! For that brand, a good estimation is 2 medium sized slices from one ball. Just rip them apart with your hands after they were sliced and place them on one slice of bread.

  6. Sammy them up and place it on a panini press for 2 minutes, give or take. Depending on how thick the bread is and how much mutz used, it could take longer as the cheese might not be fully melted sometimes after 2 minutes.

  7. If you're using a skillet, you would place the sammy on the skillet, and use another skillet and a weight to put on top of the sammy. Make sure the other skillet is clean! keep that pressed for 1-2 minutes, then flip to the other side and do it again!

  8. You can add anything to this panini really. Tomatoes are especially delicious, but anything goes here!

Categories

Cheese, Main Dish, Quick, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 144.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
472
Calories from Fat
245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.2g
42%
Saturated Fat
10.1g
51%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
1111mg
46%
Potassium
111mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
33.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
22.6g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 58% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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