Southwest Garden Panini with Cheese

Panini–those gooey yummy melted cheese pressed sandwiches–are all the rage, but you donít need a fancy panini press to make one, just 4 heavy cans! This recipe combines cheese and salsa with grated zucchini and carrot to make a great kid-friendly veggie-stuffed grilled cheese that is sure to satisfy.

INGREDIENTS

4 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup prepared salsa
8 slices whole-wheat bread
2 teaspoons olive oil

To make the panini, you will need 1 large skillet, 1 medium skillet, and 4 15-ounce cans.

1. In a medium bowl, combine cheese, zucchini, carrot, onion, and salsa.

2. Spread mixture evenly over 4 slices of bread, then top with remaining 4 bread slices.

3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in the large skillet over medium heat. Place 2 panini in the pan, cover with medium skillet, and place cans in the medium skillet to weight the sandwiches. Cook about 2 minutes, until golden on one side.

4. Reduce heat to medium-low, turn the panini, replacing medium skillet and cans, and cook about 2 minutes more, until the second side is golden. Repeat process with other 2 sandwiches.

Serves 4.

Inspired by Eating Well Magazine.

34 comments

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

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Jacqueline S.
Jacqueline S4 years ago

Sounds yummy!

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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper4 years ago

maybe

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Care member
Care member4 years ago

Thanks

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Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy4 years ago

Thanks

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Dale O.

Delightful, crunchy and tasty. Always like to add diced asparagus and spinach as well.

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Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Yummy.Thanks for sharing

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Lola S.
Lola S4 years ago

this looks good

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