P. P. (Pesto Panini)

READY IN: 6mins
Recipe by Sandi (From CA)

This is so easy, but so good. The key is to use a good quality pesto. Oh, and to make it truly outstanding, you have to invite me over. Really. It’s a well-known fact. ;) You can use a grill with a foil-covered brick if you don’t have a press.

Top Review by Motivated Mama

GREAT! I made this for a light dinner for the family tonight. I used a multi-grain artisan bread and jack cheese. It was wonderful. I don't have a panini press so I just threw them in the toaster oven. My somewhat picky husband had seconds so you get five stars from me!! Thanks for posting! :D

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the panini press.
  2. Coat one side of each bread slice with olive oil. This will help prevent the sandwich from sticking to the press/grill.
  3. Mix the mayonnaise with the pesto and spread on the other side of each bread slice. (I admit to adding an extra teaspoon of pesto!) On that, layer the remainder in the following order: Swiss, tomato, ham.
  4. Close sandwich, making sure the oiled side is facing outward, pop it in the panini press, close, count to 240… or thereabouts… and EAT!

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