Monterey Ranch Panini

READY IN: 38mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From Celebrity Sandwich, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Top Review by Mandy

I actually came up with a similar idea to this on my own today for lunch. I used a regular sandwich bread, toasted one side, topped with ranch dressing, chicken, bacon, tomato, grilled cheese and then some spinach leaves...yummo!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lay out the bread and spread the inside of each slice with 1 tablespoon ranch dressing.
  2. Cover each of the four slices of bread with one of the sliced chicken breast halves, 4 tomato slices, 4 bacon slices, and 1 slice of cheese.
  3. Cover with remaining 4 slices of bread.
  4. Brush the top and bottom of each sandwich with olive oil.
  5. Place the panini in a large heavy frying pan; place a slightly smaller heavy pan on top of the panini to weigh them down; cook over medium heat for 4 minutes, turn the panini over, replace the second frying pan and cook for 4 more minutes or until the bread is toasted and the filling is warmed through.
  6. Remove from pan, slice and serve immediately.
  7. **Panini can also be cooked on an indoor-style grill, a stovetop grill, or a panini grill.
  8. **Suggestion—marinate the chicken breasts in Italian dressing for 2 hours in the refrigerator, then grill.

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