Grilled Cheese & Tomato Panini

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Love this simple panini! You don't need a panini grill to make this recipe.


  1. Coat a stovetop ridged grill pan or large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high.
  2. Meanwhile, assemble panini; lay slices of bread on cutting board; top each with a slice of Cheddar.
  3. Place a tomato slice on top of 4 slices of cheese.
  4. Assemble to make 4 sandwiches.
  5. Cook 3-4 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  6. Press down with a spatula until cheese melts.
Most Helpful

But using a panini press is lovely. I buttered the outside of both of the 9-grain bread slices, evenly distributed (a quarter inch? maybe) of mexican-style finely shredded cheese (monterey jack, mild chedder, queso quesadilla and asadero cheeses--I used Kroger brand). Used a nicely-ripe roma tomato, cut to cover--pretty much completely--the cheese. This is so easy and really delicious.

BarbryT October 08, 2011

These are sooooo good! Super simple to put together. I used hamburger buns that I had just picked up from the bakery. I lightly butter the outsides of the bun and cooked it in my grill pan. I made one of these for dinner, and loved it so much, I had to make myself another one. Thanks for sharing, Lainey. Made for March, 2009 Photo Tag.

Crafty Lady 13 March 24, 2009

The grilled cheese sandwich just grew up. Made for a quick and tasty lunch. DH loved addition of tomato to his grilled cheese. Made as written using a Roma tomato as that is what I had on hand. Thanks so much for the post.

Debbwl May 20, 2010