Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Panini

Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Panini created by Rita1652

A delicious recipe from Ina Garten's cookbook, Barefoot Contessa at Home. If you don't have a panini press, that's okay, just place in a skillet with a heavy weight on top(foil covered brick, or heavy cast iron skillet, etc.) Enjoy!

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  • Preheat a panini grill machine or a heavy skillet.
  • Core the tomatoes and slice tomatoes and mozzarella 1/4" thick.
  • Place the bread slices on a cutting board(or work surface). Spread each slice evenly with pesto. Place a layer of mozzarella(about 2 slices) on half of the bread and cover with a layer of tomato. Sprinkle the tomato with a little kosher salt.
  • Place the remaining slices of bread, pesto side down, on top. Spread the top and bottom of each sandwich with sotened butter.
  • Grill the sandwiches in batches on the panini grill for 2-3 minutes, until the mozzarella starts to ooze out. If using a skillet, place a weight on top(I usually use another heavy cast iron skillet, or use a foil coverd brick, or other flat, heavy object. Cook 2-3 minutes, turn and cook other side 1-3 minutes.).
  • Cut the sandwiches in half and serve warm. Enjoy!
  • Note:

  • This is also excellent with a slice of roasted red bell pepper in it!
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"A delicious recipe from Ina Garten's cookbook, Barefoot Contessa at Home. If you don't have a panini press, that's okay, just place in a skillet with a heavy weight on top(foil covered brick, or heavy cast iron skillet, etc.) Enjoy!"

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  1. Rita1652
    Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Panini Created by Rita1652
  2. Rita1652
    I just love this. I would use ciabatta for this the next time. It would hold up to the juicy tomatoes and creamy pesto n mozzarella. No need for the salt so it was skipped. Used fresh home grown basil in Recipe #49909 for this Panini.Made in a skillet used a pan for the weight. Made for veggie tag. Thanks
  3. Starrynews
    Yum, fantastic combo! I used a wholegrain gluten-free bread. Thanks for sharing! Veggie Swap 45
  4. Starrynews
    Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Panini Created by Starrynews
  5. Charmie777
    Loved this!!! I think I would like it on a sourdough bread next time.
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