Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pizza Panini

I was inspired to make this by a post on the blog Plain Chicken, although this is not even the same recipe. Do you ever do that, start out with the intention of making one thing and end up with something completely different? Steph has a really cute blog, so do check it out.

I used a purchased foccacia, a sturdy bread, because I planned to really pile it up with pizza toppings. I don't have a panini press, so used my stovetop grillpan, with a cast iron skillet for flattening. Since it is too hot to bake a pizza, this worked out just fine to get a little pizza hit. And I will be making these again. Soon.

Pizza Panini
Provolone cheese
Fresh sliced tomatoes
Fresh basil
Thinly sliced red onion
Fresh sliced mushrooms
Red bell pepper slices
Marinara sauce for dipping

Split the foccacia horizontally. Pile on pizza toppings of your choice. I like to use cheese on the bottom and the top because it helps hold everything in place. Grill and press until toasted and the cheese is melted. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.


  1. We were going to have pizza tonight but after reading this I might have to change my plans. This looks and sounds incredible! I love the foccacia with this and your picture is making my mouth water! You always give me the best ideas :o)

  2. Wow. This really turned out really gorgeous. I know it will taste just as good as it looks too.

  3. This is a delicious example of starting out with one thing and ending up with another! I can almost taste it (that is also because I am obsessively thinking about food right now & am very hungry).

  4. Gorgeous! Love cheesy stuff as they won't let you down!