Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Posted per a request. If you use the low fat mayo and cheese, this recipe would be good for those watching their weight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread bread slices with mayo.
  2. Top 1 of the bread slices with ham, tomatoes, cheese and remaining bread slice.
  3. Cook, over med heat, in skillet or on griddle that has been sprayed with no stick cooking spray, for 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
Most Helpful

This is an excellent basic panini recipe. I also used a little dijon mustard with the mayo, and spread a little bit of soft butter on the outside of the sandwiches before putting them on my Wolfgang Puck panini maker. They were perfectly cooked, and had beautiful grill marks on both sides after 5 minutes. The outside was crispy and the sandwich interior soft, juicy and delicious. March 04 review UPDATE SEP 05 - Made this again with Logan's Farm honey baked ham, and cheddar cheese on a a soft french roll. Due to sloppy placement on the panini grill, they were squished at an angle, and some of the ham made direct contact with the grill, and toasted along with the bread. What a wonderful mistake that turned out to be. YUM! Ugly sandwiches - but fabulous taste. I did brush the top and bottom outsides of the bread with a little butter, and that was delicious too. Great Friday night supper!

PanNan September 03, 2005

I love Panini sandwiches! And this one also lives up to my high expectations. It is a snap to put together, and I cooked these up on my george forman grill, so it only took a couple minutes until time to eat! I did spread on a little mustard with the mayo and it tasted great. Thanks for the quick weeknight dinner!

~Bekah~ February 24, 2004

Fabulous! This was the first panini I made with my new panini maker that I got for Christmas. I used leftover Christmas spiral ham with one slice of cheddar and one slice of colby (because that's what I had on hand) and a little onion and mayonaise. For the bread, I used my homemade French bread (Easy French Bread (Extra Large)).

Claudia Dawn December 31, 2010