Hot Brown Panini

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by SarahBeth

From If you don't have a panini press, just use a cast iron pan or a George Forman grill. I often, use sliced cheese and sliced chicken (the kind from the deli) I like that this recipe easily divided or multiplies based on how many you need it to serve. Make the cheese sauce first. Prep time and cook time will be based on how many you serve - as posted this makes 8.

Top Review by Nasseh

I made this for DD when she got home from school. I used provolone instead of swiss. The bacon was a nice touch but we left off the tomato. Made for Everyday is a Holiday Tag

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth.
  3. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  4. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  5. Whisk in Swiss and Parmesan cheeses, salt, and red pepper, whisking until cheeses are melted and sauce is smooth.
  7. Brush melted butter evenly on 1 side of 16 bread slices. Place, butter sides down, on wax paper.
  8. Sprinkle 1 tablespoons Swiss cheese on top of each of 8 bread slices; top evenly with chicken, tomato slices, and 1 cup warm White Cheese Sauce. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining cheese, and top with remaining bread slices, butter sides up.
  9. Cook sandwiches, in batches, in a preheated panini press 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining 2 cups warm White Cheese Sauce for dipping.

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