Mozzarella, Ham, and Basil Panini

  • carolfitz Posted: 10/08/10
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    OK sandwich, fresh flavors. We made with sliced ciabatta rather than a whole loaf.

  • Whygal Posted: 10/23/10
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    I have made this sandwich twice and we love it!! My only complaint--this recipe was originally featured in the August 2006 issue of CL--why are you recycling recipes??????????????

  • sccook Posted: 09/27/10
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    This is a really delicious sandwich, and very easy to put together. The cherry peppers usually are found in the pickle section of the grocery store. The peppers and the fresh basil are what really makes a difference in this sandwich - don't leave them out! I definitely will make these again.

  • Crispy Posted: 09/03/10
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    This was a very good sandwich, and so fast to put together. I found it slightly dry so added a bit more Dijon and just a little bit of light mayo. I couldn't find sweetened hot cherry peppers at my market, and my husband doesn't like anything even slightly spicy, so I substituted some strips of yellow bell pepper that I sauteed in a small amount of olive oil. The bright, fresh flavor of the basil is what really makes this sandwich. A keeper, for sure.

  • nicolecorsi Posted: 05/26/11
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    My hubby made this sandwich for me. The basil added a great taste of spring and the peppers gave it a bright sweet hint of flavor. Ate it with chips and a beer, yum yum,

  • MadamMaddyKJ26 Posted: 05/05/11
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    Super yummy! Didn't change one thing about recipe. Perfect the way it is! And done in a snap! I served mine with blasmic tomatoes and aspargus and it was a big hit! Totally will do it again.

  • skoc50 Posted: 08/01/11
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    I thought this was a great sandwich & easy to make. I didn't have any hot cherry peppers so I substitued sauteed yellow pepper strips which I thought was great. The dijon mustard & balsamic vinegar left me with a few mildly pungent bites, but I think I'll fix that next time by mixing them with a little mayo to tone it down just a little. That's just a personal preference. I don't think there's necesarily anthing wrong with the recipe the way it is. I loved the melted mozzarella & fresh basil. That's what made it for me. That and really good ham is a must.

  • steponme Posted: 07/01/11
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    Good week night sandwich on a hot summer day for lunch or dinner, but I wouldn't serve it for a special occasion. Served with low fat/low salt potato chips and iced tea.

  • ESmith6 Posted: 08/21/11
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    Great summer sandwich. This is part of my regular rotation now as it's a great way to use basil from the garden. I use La Brea Bakery ciabatta - sometimes individual rolls, sometimes a single loaf - that has to be baked for 10 minutes before using. I also use a panini press instead of in a pan.

  • daneanp Posted: 09/14/12
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    I used my panini press for these sandwiches. I thought they were just ok. I didn't enjoy the mozzarella because it didn't have much flavor. I'd rather use sliced cheddar. I didn't have the hot cherry peppers on hand so I substituted pepperoncini slices. DH liked it more than I did. I've had better panini.

  • sukeedog Posted: 07/13/13
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    Super yummy! We didn't use ciabatta, just grilled the sandwiches on our favorite bread, and they turned out great. The combination of flavors is wonderful. I couldn't find "sweetened" hot cherry peppers, just regular hot cherry peppers - which are HOT. One was enough to go around. I threw the leftovers in wraps to take to work, and those weren't bad either, considering they were missing the hot/melty/crusty element. Also, this appears to be a duplicate of a CL recipe from April 2006. I thought it seemed familiar!

  • anaorange Posted: 06/25/13
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    We thought this was delicious. Fast and easy for a weeknight meal. I used a basil dijon mustard that overpowered the flavors a little. Would probably go a little easier on the mustard next time. Will definitely make again.

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