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Italian Breakfast Panini

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 (12)

  • 3 Eggs
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1½ oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach
  • 2 Bacon Strips
  • 1½ oz Provolone Cheese
  • 4 Sourdough Bread Slices
  • 3 T Tomato Basil Sauce (optional)
  • or 3 T Marinara Sauce
  • or 1 tsp Chopped Basil
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Directions

  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.