Brat and Swiss Cheese Panini

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READY IN: 42mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 16
    slices rye bread
  • 12
  • 32
    slices swiss cheese (or 1 lb. thinly sliced Swiss cheese)
  • 8
    fully cooked bratwursts, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • melted butter
  • nonstick cooking spray
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DIRECTIONS

  • Spread 8 slices of bread with 1 tablespoon of mustard.
  • Place one 1-ounce slice of Swiss cheese on eight of the slices of bread.
  • Divide the sausage into eight portions and distribute evenly on the eight cheese-topped bread slices.
  • Top the sausages with the remaining Swiss cheese.
  • Close the sandwiches with the remaining eight slices of bread.
  • Brush the outsides of each sandwich with melted butter or spray with cooking spray.
  • Cook in a panini or other sandwich press; OR cook in a nonstick saute pan set on medium heat (weight each sandwich with a cake pan holding a 28-ounce can; cook on one side until golden brown, remove the weight, turn the sandwich, and cook on the second side until golden brown and the cheese melts).
  • Slice each sandwich in half and serve with soup or chips.
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