Grilled Pesto Panini Sandwiches Recipe

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Grilled Pesto Panini Sandwiches are a delicious way to enjoy a childhood favorite sandwich from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Name a sandwich that brings back happy memories.

Go on...take a minute.  For me, it's grilled cheese sandwiches.  
I have always love them and my husband loves them too and we
even enjoy them for dinner at least once a week.

A few years ago my husband gave me a panini grill to use on top
of the stove.  It's great and it makes the best grilled sandwiches.  

Lately we've been enjoying making pesto panini sandwiches and they are delicious!

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This is the panini grill my husband gave me and I love it. 
I don't always use the weighted top as I find it does make the sandwiches
really flat, but the grill pan is wonderful.  It's non-stick and gives great
grill marks on the bread.  You can purchase one HERE if you're interested.
Hint:  this would make a great gift for the cook in your life! 

Grilled Pesto Panini Sandwiches

  • Bread
  • Mozzarella Cheese; sliced
  • Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Basil Pesto
  • Tomatoes
  • Butter


Place the sliced mozzarella cheese on one side of the bread. 
Spread the sun dried tomato pesto and basil pesto on the other slices of bread.  
Add sliced tomatoes to the sandwiches if desired.  
Spread softened butter on the outside of the sandwiches.
Place on a hot grill to cook.

Spread the sun dried tomato and basil pesto on the slices of bread...

Sandwiches ready to go on the grill...

I love the grill marks this panini grill pan makes...

My husband and I loved these pesto panini sandwiches and have had 
them a few times for dinner.  I usually make them when we're having soup for dinner.  

Grilled Pesto Panini Sandwiches are a delicious way to enjoy a childhood favorite sandwich from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

This is the sun dried tomato pesto we used.  It's really good.
I'm going to use it again in a recipe for chicken stuffed with 
this pesto and mozzarella cheese.  
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  1. When I saw your FB update I just had to stop by. I too love grilled cheese sandwiches. Your grilled pesto panini looks and sounds so perfect.

  2. Dear Lois, a ham and swiss sandwich is up there as one of my brings back great memories of my dad. We would pack a picnic and go fishing and those were always the best days. This pesto panini is just wonderful! I know my daughter would love it too. Just added this to my list! xo, Catherine

  3. This sounds to die for!! Gotta love a good panini :) Thanks for sharing!