Tomato, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Panini

Cuisinart original

Be sure to use the freshest ingredients for this classic Italian sandwich.


Makes 2 panini


4        slices ciabatta

½        tablespoon olive oil

1        ounce (2 thin slices) prosciutto

1        plum tomato, cut into ¼-inch slices

4        fresh basil leaves

2        ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per panini:

Calories 313 (38% from fat) • carb. 31g • pro. 15g

• fat 13g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 22mg • sod. 780mg

• calc. 108mg • fiber 2g



1 .   Preheat grill in the closed position.

2 .   Brush one side of each slice of bread with the oil.  Lay 2 slices of bread on a work surface, oiled side down. Build the sandwiches in this order: prosciutto, tomato, basil and cheese, evenly dividing the ingredients between the sandwiches. Top with remaining bread, oiled side up.

3 .   Place sandwiches on the bottom grill plate and close, applying medium pressure to the handle for 30 seconds. Grill panini for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is nicely toasted.

4 .   Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve warm.

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