Classic Italian Panini with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella

  • sma1978 Posted: 11/04/08
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    Both my husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I think it would also be great without the prosciutto (just tomato, mozzarella, and basil). I didn't use the mayo - there's no need and that's definitely not a classic Italian ingredient. Also, I sliced the loaf thinly before I read the recipe and it still turned out really good. I will make this again.

  • carolfitz Posted: 12/19/08
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    Good pressed sandwich. Used garlic ciabatta rolls & rosemary ham. Smart idea to chop the basil rather than use whole leaves.

  • veryslowcook Posted: 09/11/10
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    Simple, but wonderful flavor, probably mostly due to the prosciutto. The only modification I made was to use pesto in place of mayo and basil.

  • snoopy66 Posted: 07/23/10
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    Excellent and easy sandwich. Definitely use fresh mozzarella, which is more moist and creamy than the pre-shredded kind. Skip the mayo and drizzle the bread with olive oil instead for a more authentic flavor.

  • krash17 Posted: 03/23/09
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    This was just OK .... nothing special.

  • nevacation Posted: 03/08/11
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    I love this panini recipe. I use sliced sourdough bread with it or french. I use sour cream instead of mayo, and cook it in the panini press. Delicious!

  • JulieAnnK Posted: 07/22/09
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    This is such a quick easy sandwich to make. I love the taste of fresh basil, the more the better. My husband and I toast them on the grill and are fantastic. Always look forward to panini night at our house.

  • ABUTKEEGAN Posted: 08/21/09
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    Outstanding - love this one - full of flavor and very easy to make.

  • LauraLeigh8 Posted: 01/24/10
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    I would have given this Six Stars if I could have. Absolutely the best panini I've ever had. I followed the recipe exactly except that I used sourdough instead of French bread. Awesome!

  • ToriaB Posted: 07/23/10
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    Very good, tasty and quick meal. It's light and satisfying. It's also a solid base recipe for all kinds of variations. I used olive oil instead of mayo, as did some other reviewers,

  • AimRitchie Posted: 07/23/10
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    I LOVE this recipe! It is super easy and you can use whatever you want! We followed the recipe exactly but added some red peppers and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil and garlic. It was delicious! I think this would be a great summer meal, something you could make up quickly and its still light. Can't wait to make it again!

  • sprky182 Posted: 04/28/11
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    Yum! This was very good and very easy.

  • CookingPhilly Posted: 03/06/12
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    I love this easy recipe, even without using fresh mozzarella. It's perfect for nights when I don't have a lot of time to cook.

  • Dougboy Posted: 01/15/14
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    Hard to go wrong with these combination of ingredients. The only thing this sandwich lacked was a little salt and pepper. I added some on the second go-around and it really made it come alive.

  • Hobbsgirls Posted: 01/22/14
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    Made almost exactly as written but spread mayo and then tore the basil and used sliced fresh mozzarella. My daughter loved it and it was easy to make a vegetarian version. Served with Classic Minestrone from this site and it was an easy winter meal.

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