Sandwiches, Wraps & Panini

Basil & Pine Nut Panini

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 5 min  |  Servings: 2  |  Calories: 387
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Basil & Pine Nut Panini
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min

A panini can be delightful even when it’s meatless, as is the case with our basil and pine nut infused Italian recipe. Freshly chopped basil and pleasantly mild Sargento® Sliced Mozzarella Cheese that melts evenly between the toasted ciabatta bread make this elegant panini perfect for lunch.

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 ciabatta rolls*
  • 6 slices Sargento® Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  1. Toast pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat or in a toaster oven until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Toss toasted pine nuts with basil and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Preheat panini pan or heat gas grill to medium-low.
  3. Slice off the tops of the ciabatta rolls. Split the rolls horizontally. Turn bottom halves up and top with 2 slices cheese, pine nut mixture and remaining 4 slices cheese. Close sandwiches with top halves of ciabatta rolls. Brush lightly with additional olive oil, if desired.
  4. Cook sandwiches in preheated panini maker or on gas grill for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Serving Size 2

Calories 387

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 27.00g 41%
Sat. Fat 8.00g 47%
Mono Unsat. Fat 8.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 6.60g
Cholesterol 33mg 12%
Sodium 545mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 55RE
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 601mg 55%
Iron 4mg 22%