Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Panini

Now that I have this jar of pesto in my refrigerator, buy the way it’s pretty good, I’ve been trying to come up with different recipes than just pesto on pasta. Just as I was grabbing for a cookbook, hubby got out the panini maker and “viola“, a panini with pesto. Who doesn’t love a caprese salad with tomato, mozzarella and basil??? So why not make a panini out of the same ingredients…well sort of. Instead of fresh basil, I substituted the pesto and instead of fresh mozzarella, I substituted with some shredded mozzarella that I had in the refrigerator. What resulted was a very easy and yummy panini 🙂


Fresh bread (such as: french bread, sourdough, or your favorite panini bread)
Mozzarella cheese

Turn on your panini maker so it can heat up.

Slice bread and spread pesto on one or both slices. I ended up putting pesto on both slices.

Top halves with shredded cheese and sliced tomatoes.

sandwich prepared

Place sandwich in panini maker, no need to butter outside pieces

panini maker

Close lid and let the majic begin 🙂 By the way, we love our panini maker, it has become one of our most used wedding gifts!

Once cheese is melted, your panini is done.

Slice sandwich and enjoy 🙂


1 Comment »

  1. doink said

    this is a gooood sandwich

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