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Ultimate Panini for Two

 Ultimate Panini for Two
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
2 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Layer the cheese, ham, tomato, pickles and caramelized onions on two
  • bread slices; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of
  • sandwiches with butter.
  • Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 3-4 minutes or until bread
  • is browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.