Crispy & juicy Bruschetta Panini is oozing with melted cheese. It’s our new favorite sandwich recipe and is so easy and quick.
Bruschetta panini is a simple lunch or dinner that is packed with flavor. It is perfect on it’s own or paired with a tasty soup or salad. We really loved the flavor combo of these ingredients and will definitely be making these again (and soon!)
We LOVE sandwiches!!
Every since we’ve been married (10 years+ now), we’ve had sandwiches for dinner at least one night a week. That may sound crazy to you, but we usually change it up and they’re usually paninis or some sort of fancy grilled cheese. Other times, it’s just regular sandwiches or regular grilled cheese, but we just love it.
My kids are obsessed with them too, so we always know it’s a simple and quick dinner idea that everyone will love. Recently, we tried a new recipe for Bruschetta Paninis and they were a hit!! We’ve always loved Bruschetta so we knew these would be good.
The sandwiches include basil, tomato and mozzarella so it also has that Caprese taste to it, which we love. What we love most of all is that they are easy and quick and taste like a sandwich from a restaurant. If you are looking to change things up and add some extra items to your “grilled cheese” then give this recipe a try. I promise it won’t disappoint. 😀
Making the perfect panini
ASSEMBLE. Spread Mayo on back sides of bread and place back sides together. Add turkey, cheese, basil and tomatoes.
GRILL + ENJOY! Grill in panini press with mayo sides facing out, for about 3 minutes. If you do not have a grill, carefully place on skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. ENJOY!
Tips, Variations + Storing Info
Make sure to rinse and pat dry any basil leaves that you are going to use. This will remove any dirt or dust that has collected on the leaves.
For really thin slices of tomato you can try using a mandoline slicer. Otherwise slightly thick slices will work just fine for these sandwiches
- Use Italian bread or a baguette
- Use colorful cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- To make it a bit more kid friendly use spinach leaves instead of basil leaves
STORE any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. I recommend lining the bottom of the container with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. Reheat on a skillet on the stove to keep the crunch in the bread!
To make these panini’s ahead of time, slice the tomato ahead of time and keep the slices in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to use them!
For more great simple sandwiches, check out these favorites:
- Veggie Panini
- Avocado Grilled Cheese
- Monte Cristo Sandwiches
- French Dip Sandwich
- Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese
Bruschetta Panini Recipe
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 6 slices turkey
- 2 slices mozzarella cheese
- fresh basil leaves
- 1 tomato
- 2 tbsp mayo with olive oil
- Spread Mayo on back sides of bread and place back sides together.
- Add turkey, cheese, basil and tomatoes.
- Grill in panini press for about 3 minutes. If you do not have a grill, carefully place on skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. ENJOY!