Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Sandwich night gets turned up a notch with super fast Mushroom and Manchego Panini. This flavor-packed grilled sandwich is made with fresh herbs, a mixture of exotic mushrooms, and shaved cheese--all sandwiched between  sourdough bread.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots and next 6 ingredients (through cremini mushrooms). Cook 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently. Add vinegar; cook 30 seconds or until liquid almost evaporates.

Step 2

Divide the mushroom mixture evenly among four bread slices. Top evenly with Manchego cheese and remaining bread slices.

Step 3

Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook sandwiches 2 minutes on each side or until cheese melts and bread is toasted (leave skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Rub the top and bottom of each sandwich with cut side of garlic clove.

Ratings & Reviews

promogal's Review

April 08, 2013
Delicious, perfect recipe!

phoebe1214's Review

July 22, 2013
Very good recipe. we loved it for a simple weeknight meal. I used only baby bellas because the mix is too expensive. Unlike other reviewers, I thought that it wasn't enough mushroom, so used more mushroom on each sandwich than it called for: about 2/3s of the mushrooms just for the two of us, but kept the cheese amounts what they were supposed to be. I served it with a salad and it was a great meal.

Phebec's Review

March 05, 2012
My husband has started to enjoy cooking, now that we are in a dinner club. He found this recipe and made it now twice and it is simply delicious! We used sourdough bread (which I frozen from a previous purchase), cremini mushrooms and Manchego from Costco, It is pretty simple once the prep work is done. Served with broiled asparagus or a nice salad and you have a complete meal! We will definitely be making this recipe again (my husband will anyways!)

dtougas's Review

February 26, 2012
Great recipe! Was really looking forward to this as Manchengo is a delicious cheese. Could have used more cheese, but it melted wonderfully!. Very easy recipe. We will make it again.

darklykawaii's Review

February 19, 2012
My husband loved this sandwich, saying it was the best ever and better than any panini that he'd had at panera's. I did a few substitutions: dried thyme, 16 oz baby Bella since we had nothing more exotic, red wine vinegar, and ciabatta instead of sourdough. I also spread it across the entire loaf, making about double the servings with only upping the cheese. I can't imagine that many mushrooms just for four servings.

carolfitz's Review

July 29, 2014
Excellent sandwich. Made to directions, prepping the mushrooms in the morning. If, like me, you buy whole mushrooms rather than pre-sliced allow more skillet-time for the liquid to evaporate. Served with a spicy tomato soup (Gourmet Magazine Dec 2004) & slaw.

Super tasty

May 27, 2017
But 3 oz of Manchego?  LoL.  Yeah....right.... we used our panini press and these came out great.  Used a combo of cremini and shiitake mushrooms.

Crispy's Review

February 27, 2012

crusnock's Review

July 09, 2012

ChandraB's Review

August 22, 2012