Grilled Pesto, Ham and Provolone Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
These Italian-style sandwiches are loaded with zesty flavors. To lighten them a little, use fat-free mayo. We serve them with minestrone or a crisp salad. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
Grilled Pesto, Ham and Provolone Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons prepared pesto
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 4 pickled sweet cherry peppers, chopped
  • 1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and pesto; spread over 4 slices of bread. Layer with ham, basil, peppers, tomato and cheese. Top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  2. Using a large cast-iron skillet or electric griddle, toast sandwiches over medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

1 panini: 464 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 1701mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.