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Southestern Cheese Panini Recipe

Looking for an easy Southestern Cheese Panini recipe? Learn how to make Southestern Cheese Panini using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 4 servings



Eating Well recipe, Lots of colorful vegetables and salsa make this cheesy panini prettier than any grilled cheese you've ever seen. The small amount of Cheddar cheese in this sandwich goes a long way because it is shredded and sharp. Serve with a mixed salad and you've got a delightful lunch or light supper. If you happen to have a panini maker, go ahead and skip Step 3 and grill the panini according to the manufacturer's directions.

Recipe Ingredients for Southestern Cheese Panini

4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup prepared salsa
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeņo pepper, (optional)
8 slices whole-wheat bread
2 teaspoons canola oil

Recipe Directions for Southestern Cheese Panini

  1. Have four 15-ounce cans and a medium skillet (not nonstick) ready by the stove.

  2. Combine Cheddar, carrot, onion, salsa and jalapeņo (if using) in a medium bowl. Divide among 4 slices of bread and top with the remaining bread.

  3. Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 2 panini in the pan. Place the medium skillet on top of the panini, then weigh it down with the cans. Cook the panini until golden on one side, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, flip the panini, replace the top skillet and cans, and cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with another 1 teaspoon oil and the remaining panini

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 121.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.4g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
648mg
27%
Potassium
106mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
24.1g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4.8g
19%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
17.6g
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 34% Iron 5%
* 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
95% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in niacin
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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