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Bistro Breakfast Panini

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


  • 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


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add eggs; cook and stir until set.
  • 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.
  • Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 3-4 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 710 calories, 44g fat (22g saturated fat), 522mg cholesterol, 1510mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • joanna68
    May 4, 2013

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

  • jackiecole
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • sumallory
    Apr 11, 2011

    No comment left

  • h2b4n6d9
    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
    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
    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
    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!!!