Italian Panino

Sometimes life gets hectic and we only have time for on the fly lunches and dinners. It’s days like these that a panini is a great option. No need for take-out or frozen pizza. With prep/cook time less than 10 minutes, you can make this hearty panini and eat it on the go.

We made this Italian style Panini last weekend. I wouldn’t taste test this panini because I don’t like provolone or any of those meats. I know, I’m a horrible Italian. I’m just not a meats and cheeses kind of girl. :-/ Pasta on the other hand…I like all pasta!!! Represent.

Anyways, this particular panini is one that Kara knew Cliff would love, so we made 3 sandwiches and he ate one for lunch that day and saved the other 2 for lunches over the week. And of course…he loved it! The sopresata and giardiniera made it kind of spicy, but the cheese and other meats balanced it out. I never would have thought of putting giardiniera on a panini, but hey, why not?

Here’s what you’ll need

Cut the french bread into diagonal slices, about a half inch thick

Butter one side of each bread slice

Put 1 slice each of provolone, sopresata, mortadella and salami

Top with some giardiniera

Ready to grill!

Use a panini press and make some pretty grill marks!

A quick lunchtime option 🙂