Marinated Portobello Panini

Marinated Portobello PaniniRecipe
Oxmoor House
Fill a small loaf of bread with "meaty" portobellos, flavorful cheeses, and olives for a hearty lunch.


4 servings (serving size: 1/4 of loaf )

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 3 Minutes
Other: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 279
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Protein 9.7 g
Carbohydrate 34.9 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 753 mg
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Fiber 2.8 g
Calcium 117 mg


1 (6-ounce) package pre-sliced portobello mushrooms
2 tablespoons reduced-fat olive oil vinaigrette
1 (12-ounce) loaf Italian or ciabatta bread
1/3 cup light garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (such as Alouette Light)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
12 fresh basil leaves
1 medium tomato, cut into 8 slices
Cooking spray


Place mushrooms in a quart-size zip-top plastic bag. Add vinaigrette; seal bag, and gently toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.

. While mushrooms marinate, cut bread loaf in half horizontally. Hollow out top and bottom halves of loaf, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Reserve torn bread for another use.

. Combine cheeses in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 15 seconds or until soft. Add olives, mustard, and garlic; stir well. Spread mixture on bottom half of loaf; top with basil, tomato, and mushrooms. Top with remaining half of loaf. Coat both sides of sandwich with cooking spray.

. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; place sandwich in pan. Place a piece of foil over sandwich; top with a heavy skillet. Cook 2 minutes. Turn sandwich; replace foil and heavy skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into 4 equal portions.