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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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