Hot Brown Panini

Hot Brown Panini Recipe
Beth Dreiling Hontzas
This richly delicious sandwich was inspired by reader Julie Morgan's recipe for a Kentucky classic.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 3 Minutes


2 tablespoons melted butter
16 (1/2-inch-thick) Italian bread slices
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
3 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
4 plum tomatoes, sliced
13 cooked bacon slices, crumbled


1. Brush melted butter evenly on 1 side of 16 bread slices. Place, butter sides down, on wax paper.

2. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. Swiss cheese on top of each of 8 bread slices; top evenly with chicken, tomato slices, and 1 cup warm White Cheese Sauce. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining cheese, and top with remaining bread slices, butter sides up.

3. Cook sandwiches, in batches, in a preheated panini press 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining 2 cups warm White Cheese Sauce for dipping.

Julie Morgan, Danbury, North Carolina,

Southern Living

December 2007
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