Grilled Insalata Caprese Panini Recipe

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Don't have a panini maker? You really don't need one to make this delicious Grilled Insalata Caprese . Check out how easy it is to make this delicious caprese sandwich without the panini maker and it taste over the top delicious with all the melted cheese.

You really only need a heavy grated pan with a heavy dish to press on top to make a panini no need for expensive makers! Check out the recipe and stroll down to see how I did this!





this is how to make a panini without the panini maker. This is a sandwich with tomato, lettuce and delicious melted cheese in it using a cast iron skillet.




Easy Sandwich


Even though this is a basic sandwich with cheese and tomato and my personal favorite, you can add anything to this you like.


Tuna is one of my favorite combinations with this sandwich.


My kids love pepperoni added or cooked Italian sausage slice.


Also added spinach and roasted peppers are another addition of tasty ingredients.



this is how to make a panini without the panini maker. This is a sandwich with tomato, lettuce and delicious melted cheese in it using a cast iron skillet.


A heavy Cast Iron Pan


You can use any heavy pan but cast iron is the best bet to weigh down the sandwich.


One with grates on it will also give it some nice grill marks.



this is how to make a panini without the panini maker. This is a sandwich with tomato, lettuce and delicious melted cheese in it using a cast iron skillet.



Lunch or Dinner



This sandwich is perfect for lunch or dinner.


Again you can add crispy bacon or any kinds of meats, even thinly sliced steak.


I love this grilled insalta caprese panini just the way it is.



this is how to make a panini without the panini maker. This is a sandwich with tomato, lettuce and delicious melted cheese in it using a cast iron skillet.




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this is how to make a panini without the panini maker. This is a sandwich with tomato, lettuce and delicious melted cheese in it using a cast iron skillet.







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this is how to make a panini without the panini maker. This is a sandwich with tomato, lettuce and delicious melted cheese in it using a cast iron skillet.

Grilled Insalata Caprese Panini Recipe

prep time: 15 mins cook time: 10 mins total time: 25 mins
This is how to make a delicious panini without an electirc panini maker!

ingredients:

Slices of whole milk mozzarella cheese
Fresh Basil leaves washed
Plum tomato slices
Olive oil
salt, pepper, dried oregano, garlic powder,  to taste
Italian bread

Cast iron grated pan
heavy weighted plate
cooking oil

instructions:

Spray the pan with cooking oil and heat to high. Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. I sprinkle mine with oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper lightly. Place two to three slices of mozzarella on the bread, top with sliced tomatoes. Grill on one side till brown pressing down with a heavy plate. Flip. Brown on the other side.  When done cool for a few minutes not to get burned. Open the sandwich and place the basil inside the sandwich. Be careful it's hot!  (I found basil stays nice, bright, fresh looking and doesn't look brown  when waiting till the end to add it,  that's the reason I don't cook with the basil inside.
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this is how to make a panini without the panini maker. This is a sandwich with tomato, lettuce and delicious melted cheese in it using a cast iron skillet.



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this is how to make a panini without the panini maker. This is a sandwich with tomato, lettuce and delicious melted cheese in it using a cast iron skillet.

5 comments

  1. buona questa caprese. I like it toasted like this it is even more tasty.Brava Claudia!

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  2. Mmmmmm. One of my summer favorites, when I can get fresh tomato and basil.

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  3. I really like this idea and it looks delicious.

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  4. Yummers!! I could panini just about everyday. Great recipe Claudia:)

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  5. Perfect - caprese in panini, love it!

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