Ultimate Panini for Two Recipe
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Ultimate Panini for Two Recipe

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Here's a great option for a hearty lunch or dinner. “Sometimes I crave caramelized onions. I wanted to pair them with something special, and this sandwich is just that.”—Charlene Brogan Falmouth, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 4 garlic-flavored sandwich pickle slices
  • 4 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 405 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 1188mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in oil until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  2. Layer the cheese, ham, tomato, pickles and caramelized onion on two bread slices; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  3. 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 Ultimate Panini for Two in Taste of Home

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1msemma2 User ID: 3996260 136635
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"I really don't require a recipe for a sandwich like this! Just looking in the refrigerator gives one so very many choices. The writer came up with a very tasty combination but why take up space in a publication with a basic ham and cheese sandwich with condiments. Everyone is caramelizing onions these days and that is the more difficult ingredient. I expect this magazine to guide me into more challenging recipes using that are quick and easy but that might appear to be not so on first read."

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