Bruschetta Panini

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!)

Bruschetta Panini on a white plate

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. 😀

grilled sandwich stacked on a white plate

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!

Bruschetta Panini filled with turkey, mozzarella, basil and tomatoes on a white plate

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

Variations:

  • 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!

Bruschetta Panini stacked on a white plate

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Bruschetta Panini Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Crispy & juicy Bruschetta Panini is oozing with melted cheese. It's our new favorite sandwich recipe and is so easy and quick.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 624 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 6 slices turkey
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tbsp mayo with olive oil

Instructions
 

  • 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!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I love sandwiches for dinner — I have GOT to get a panini press! I feel like that would at least make it feel a little different than the sandwiches we had for lunch… 😉 Such a simple and yummy option. Even the kiddos would love it.

    1. We love sandwiches for dinner too! They are so easy to put together and so many ways to change it up! I love the panini press! I mean you could make it without, but I love seeing those lines:) Thanks!!