Cheesy Pizza Panini

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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!

Cheesy Pizza Panini

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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
Author Alyssa Rivers
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.


Serves: 6

Calories350kcal (18%)Carbohydrates4g (1%)Protein21g (42%)Fat28g (43%)Saturated Fat13g (65%)Cholesterol75mg (25%)Sodium883mg (37%)Potassium191mg (5%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A634IU (13%)Vitamin C2mg (2%)Calcium390mg (39%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy pizza panini, panini, panini recipe
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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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.

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