Italian Style Panini

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


A good melted sandwich seems to comfort the soul.

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5 Min
35 Min


for the roasted pepper chutney:
2 vine ripe tomatoes - whole
1 large onion - quartered
2 jalapeños with seeds - whole
4 cloves of garlic
4 bell peppers – any color - halved
¼ cup fresh basil
2 tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
2 tbs. balsamic vinegar
2 tbs. honey
for the italian style panini
european style bread
deli ham - slices
salami - slices
2 – vine-ripe tomatoes - sliced
emmi cheese – le gruyere cave – aged kaltback – sliced
emmi cheese - le gruyere mild cheese - sliced
roasted pepper chutney
butter for the bread


1For the Roasted Pepper Chutney:
Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

Place the tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and jalapeños on a baking sheet.

Bake 20 -25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Remove the stem from the jalapeños and quarter the tomatoes.

Place the jalapeños, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, basil, seasonings, balsamic vinegar and honey in a food processor and give a few good chops; until the desired consistency is reached.

For the Italian Style Panini:
Place salami slices on each slice of bread followed by the chutney, then the tomato, then the cheese, the ham, cheese and finally; put the sandwich together.

Butter each side of the bread.

Place in the panini maker and grill to desired crispness and color.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy