Bistro Breakfast Panini Recipe
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Bistro Breakfast Panini Recipe

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I tried an omelet that contained brie, bacon and apples and thought it would be tasty as a breakfast panini—so I created this recipe! —Kathy Harding, Richmond, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 slices sourdough bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced
  • 8 thin slices apple
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 710 calories, 44g fat (22g saturated fat), 522mg cholesterol, 1510mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add eggs; cook and stir until set.
  3. Place eggs on two slices of bread; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer with cheese, apple, bacon, spinach and remaining bread. Butter outsides of sandwiches.
  4. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 3-4 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Bistro Breakfast Panini in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p45

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joanna68 User ID: 1957602 105071
Reviewed May. 4, 2013

"Very good for time restriction as a non- breakfast sandwich but omitting the eggs. Upgrade from plain sliced white bread"

jackiecole User ID: 5293964 167923
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Very nice sandwich. I lightened it up some for my own needs but as is its wonderful as well. Very nicely done, I would and do recommend this recipe to friends =D"

pammy jean User ID: 1892461 105069
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"what a great sandwich, I'm also on WW so I only ate half (and it was really hard not to finish it.) for breakfast and I'll have the other half for lunch. NUMMY NUMMY"

harv614 User ID: 107350 183986
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"This sandwich was delicious! Thanks for the recipe:) To all of you negative Nellie's ~ how about lightening up? We can read the nutritional too and are capable of making up our own minds."

georginaxx User ID: 1011997 114018
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"I don't have a panini maker or an indoor grill but I have a clay plate that I bought in Mexico and put in in the oven on broil, low at first then on high, had to watch it though so the bread wouldn't burn. Was very good. I aslo substituted a slice of havarti cheese for the Brie and I also didn't have any baby spinach. Still good just the same."

h2b4n6d9 User ID: 5394719 123056
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"Using Granny Smith Apples gives you a crunch when it comes out of the panini press. As far as the calories are concerned a Macdonalds Big Mac has 1800 plus calories. As far as a early morning pick me up this panini fills the bill. It will be on my rotation from now on. Great Job. It also makes for a great new base recipe for many other combinations."

Tater Salad User ID: 2930533 167921
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"Great sandwich. As far as the fat content, I have a smart diet and i know when i can afford it and when i can't. a time and place for everything i say."

DonDragon User ID: 5549688 210724
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"I continue to find it irritating that people make a single panino and refer to it as panini. Panini is Italian for grilled sandwiches -- plural. Besides I wouldn't make this recipe. I don't like fruit in my food."

fishrgal User ID: 1182152 165686
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"Why do people insist on making comments when they have not tried, nor intend to try a recipe - only to criticize something because THEY wouldn't try it!!!??? Isn't this supposed to be for those who have tried it to see how it tasted to others? Give me a break! I may not intend to make something but will not find fault with it because of that! PLEASE!!!"

skippydel13zone6KY User ID: 4043588 210723
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"I am on WW and it would be WAY too many points for me to try but one of the best sandwiches I ever had was ham, brie cheese and apple so I bet its delicious but you would lighten it up with 45 calorie wheat bread, Brown & Brummel butter, egg beaters, and either Morningstar Farms vegetarian bacon or turkey bacon but I think I'd just use lean thin sliced ham, should really cut the calories a lot and be a lot healthier"

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