TJ's Pesto Bruschetta Panini

I love a good panini sandwich. When my SIL shared this one with me a few years ago, I knew it would be one of my favorites. TJ's Pesto Bruschetta Panini is a grilled cheese sandwich taken to the next delicious level.

Here's what you need: a good hearty bread, prepared pesto, fresh mozzarella cheese, jarred bruschetta and butter.
Begin by slicing up the fresh mozzarella cheese.
Spread pesto on one side of sandwich.
Spread bruschetta on the other side.
Place the mozzarella slices on the side with the bruschetta.
Spread butter on both sides of the sandwich.
Put into a preheated grill pan and place a heavy skillet on top or use a panini maker. Cook until heated through and golden on the outside.
TJ's Pesto Bruschetta Panini

2 slices of hearty bread
fresh mozzarella cheese
basil pesto
jarred bruschetta
butter

Preheat grill pan or panini maker. Slice the mozzarella cheese and set aside. Take one slice of bread and spread with pesto. On the other slice, spread 1-2 Tbsp. bruschetta. Top this side with several slices of cheese. Place the bread with pesto on top of the other. Spread with butter and put into the grill pan, using a heavy skillet to press down on the sandwich. Cook until golden on the outside and melted on the inside.

Notice these ingredients are all from Trader Joe's, but I'm pretty sure you could find similar products in any grocery store. Don't let the "gourmet" ingredients fool you... this sandwich is kid-tested and approved. It is an easy meal solution for those cold winter nights when you don't feel like cooking up a big meal, but want the satisfaction of some comfort food. Enjoy!
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11 comments:

  1. Grilled sandwiches are my downfall right now! I love them!!!

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  2. Nici,looking at your sandwiches I remember mine , with cheese and butter, baked in the oven for my daughter, who as a child was in need of additional intake of milk and cheese. So I had to bake them every day for a long time (maybe some years) and of course for her brother, these sandwiches so tasty and easy to make.
    I wish you and your family all the best ,
    Ada.

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  3. Ohhh these look delicious! I will definitely be making these this weekend!

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  4. Nici, I just love this Bruschetta Panini, a great combination. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Looks tasty! Visiting from this weeks Young and Crafty link up. Have a nice weekend.

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  6. I've never been a huge fan of grilled cheese, but this one sounds absolutely amazing! I think I'm going to have to give it a try!! Pinning!

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  7. MY husband would LOVE this! Like adult grilled cheese! Yum! Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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  8. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

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  9. Yes please! I'll take two! These look awesome! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday! We hope to see you back this weekend! xoxo - Cheryl

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  10. It looks so much yummy!! I really love it. My family also love this. Thanks for shearing.

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