Love grilled cheese sandwiches? Turn up the flavor dial on that sandwich with this Mozzarella Pesto Panini!
Course: Main Course, Sandwich
Keyword: grilled cheese, mozzarella, panini
4small Ciabatta rollshalved
freshly ground black pepperto taste
extra virgin olive oilto taste
crushed red pepper flakesto taste
2Serrano pepperschopped and stems removed (optional)
1Jalapeno pepperchopped and stem removed (optional)
2pickled jalapeno peppersoptional
1pickled cherry pepperoptional
Preheat a grill (or grill pan) over medium high heat.
Spread a spoonful of pesto across each of the rolls, and top with a few slices of mozzarella, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
Place the sandwiches on the grill and place a kitchen brick on top and cook until toasted, about 5 to 10 minutes per side.
Remove from heat and cut in half to serve.
For more heat, combine the peppers in a food processor, pulse until finely minced, then add the remaining pesto, and pulse until combined. Serve spicy pesto with adult sandwiches. (Optional)
Tip: For varying taste palettes, don't overload the panini with pesto. Rather, serve a dish of pesto on the side.Recipe courtesy of The Chew.