Recipe: Antipasto Panini

Gooey cheese with Italian meats, olives and roasted red peppers… tastes mingled with the light garlic flavor grilled into the bread…. yummmm! Antipasto between two grilled pieces of bread… delicious!

This time of year everyone is short on time… I know we are… sometimes I think I want a 40 hour day… but then I would just fill that one up too.

I’ve been working a job with a two hour each way commute… so that’s why you haven’t seen many posts from me… what with the job and the commute… it’s all I can do to have supper on the table and clean-up before it’s time for bed … to start it all over again the next day.

So the supper dilemma … what to make… I’ve turned to my Panini maker… it makes great hot sandwiches… pair it with some oven fries, or soup or even a salad… and viola! Supper!

It’s great for quick weekend lunches too…. I like to make a platter of grilled sandwiches… great food for while watching the games..

Tonight I decided to make Italian Antipasto Paninis… so easy… and so good! All the things you find in an anti pasto salad… salami, pepperoni, black olives, roasted red peppers, garlic olive oil… you can even add some greens if you like.


I used block mozzarella cheese… that’s what I happen to have had in the fridge… but provolone would be awesome on this.

I hope you try these!

Recipe: Antipasto Panini

All you need:

Italian bread loaf
Olive oil
Garlic powder
Sliced Genoa salami
Sliced pepperoni
Mozzarella cheese or Provolone
Sliced black olives
Roasted red peppers

All you need to do:

Pour about ¼ cup olive oil into a small custard cup.

Add about ½ teaspoon of garlic powder and stir well.

Slice the bread into ¼ inch slices.

Brush both sides of the bread with the garlic oil. Let it set for about 5 minutes so the oil will soak into the bread.

Layer the cheese, salami, pepperoni, olives and red pepper onto the bread… with the cheese on the bread side.

Place the the sandwich in the Panini maker or on a hot grill until chesse has melted and the bread is lightly browned.

Serve hot.


~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Linda, nice to see you posting, hope you had bountiful Thanksgiving and plz do have a restful Christmas. Sorry about your commute, ugh! Panini always works it's way into our holiday food. When we moved into our new home Christmas week, the fridge/stove sat in the middle of the floor, but when family arrived I was ready and armed with plenty of breads/meats/cheeses for panini on Christmas day, everyone loved making their own, and the memories we made weren't bad either:)

Linda said...

Thanks Sue... I love those kinds of informal holidays... you're right... makes for great memories.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving... and I wish for you a fabulous holiday season. I hope you stop back again... I will be trying to post more often...

Thanks for stopping by.

Peggy said...

I'm surprised you even blog at all! 4 hours of the day just driving! Woo, I'd be worn out! This panini looks fabulous!

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