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Do you ever feel like you get into a lunch or dinner rut? Sometimes that even happens for me! But only because I have to have some picky eater friendly meals during the week. Otherwise I would be having salmon and dinners chuck full of veggies and peppers. 🙂  I wanted to make something easy and delicious for my family with ingredients that I had on hand… these were just that!

As food bloggers, we always end up eating last because we have to photograph what we eat. And it is usually cold. But we gotta do what we gotta do to get the shot. I hear my husband yell at me from the other room, Honey!! These are AMAZING!!! You have to come in with me and eat them! When I get a reaction like that from the hubby I know that they turned out good. Because he is a little spoiled with good food all of the time. 😉  These were incredible. Not only were they so easy and made with simple ingredients, they tasted fantastic. Melty and gooey cheese inside this delicious grilled panini. We will be making these over and over at our house!

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Cheesy Pizza Panini

By: Alyssa Rivers
These cheesy pizza paninis are so easy and delicious! The entire family is going to love them!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 12 slices artisan bread you can use any type of bread but I love how this bread works on the press
  • 6 oz pizza sauce
  • 16 oz mozerella cheese sliced
  • 3 oz pepperoni slices
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter will also work fine


  • Heat the panini press, or George Forman grill will also work.
  • Take two slices of bread and spread each side with about 1 Tablespoon of pizza sauce. Layer with sliced mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Combine the bread slices together.
  • Brush olive oil on the outside of the bread. You can use butter instead if you would like. Place the sandwich inside the press and cook until it is golden brown and the cheese is nice and melted.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 21gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 883mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 634IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 390mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. These sandwiches were quite tasty and very easy to put together. I used homemade Italian bread and a panini press pan. Thanks so much for a recipe I will be making again.

  2. This looks delicious. You do an amazing job with your photography of your recipes!!

  3. Paninis are one of m favorite lunches. I love coming with new varieties. This one looks super delicious!