Sandwiches, Wraps & Panini

Cheddar & Pesto Panini

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 6 min  |  Servings: 2  |  Calories: 445
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Cheddar & Pesto Panini
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min

You can eat your favorite café style panini right at home with this flawless recipe. A wonderful blend of pesto sauce complements a slew of pickled vegetables and a generous helping of Sargento® Ultra Thin® Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices that will melt perfectly and bring all the ingredients together between two slices of toasted bread.

  • 4 tsp. butter, softened
  • 4 slices pumpernickel or marble rye bread
  • 6 slices Sargento® Ultra Thin® Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • 2 Tbsp. basil pesto sauce
  • 1 (2 oz.) jar chopped pimientos, drained or 1/4 cup well-drained mild or hot giardiniera (pickled vegetables)
  1. Spread butter over one side of each slice bread; turn 2 slices bread over; top each with 1-1/2 slices cheese, tearing to fit.
  2. Mix pesto and pimientos; spread over cheese. Top each with remaining 1-1/2 slices cheese and bread buttered sides up.
  3. Cook in a preheated panini maker for 3 minutes or in a nonstick skillet for 3 minutes per side.

Serving Size 2

Calories 445

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

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 28.20g 43%
Sat. Fat 13.20g 63%
Mono Unsat. Fat 5.60g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.40g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 795mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 141RE
Vitamin C 24mg 40%
Calcium 281mg 28%
Iron 3mg 11%