Italian Breakfast Panini

This easy Italian sandwich is delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Panini (pronounced pah-NEE-nee) means “little breads,” but these toasted Italian sandwiches pack big flavor. Originating in Italy as a humble cafe snack, they have crossed the Atlantic to become an easy light meal. You can put just about anything on a panini, but hearty breads and pungent fillings work best. Sourdough bread, cheese and fresh spinach add zip to this sandwich, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes
Serves: 2 Save

Ingredients (10)

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (3/4-ounce) slices Cheddar cheese
  • 1 small Roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 small handful baby spinach leaves
  • 2 slice cooked bacon
  • 2 (3/4 ounce) slices provolone
  • 4 slice sourdough bread
  • 3 tablespoon prepared tomato basil sauce (or use marinara sauce and add 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil), optional

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  1. Scramble eggs with salt and pepper.
  2. Layer Cheddar cheese, tomato, spinach, bacon, eggs and provolone cheese on 2 slices of bread. Top with remaining bread.
  3. Cook 3 minutes in a grill pan. Serve with tomato basil sauce on the side, if desired.