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Real Food Fast: Perfect Mozzarella Pesto Panini

Panini

I adore a delicious panini sandwich and often make one when I am in need of a quick lunch. So many people ask me if they need a panini maker to make a good panini and the answer is no. I usually make it in a fry pan with some butter and a heavy lid or something to compress it while it cooks. One of my favorite paninis is the classic mozzarella-pesto version on rustic bread. Tougher breads tend to get a nice crisp exterior in the fry pan which I really like. So, here it is, my favorite answer to a quick healthy weeknight lunch:

Mozzarella Pesto Panini

2 pieces rustic country bread

2 slices of fresh mozzarella, sliced thin

2 tablespoons fresh pesto

1 teaspoon butter.

Spread both sides of the bread with the pesto and place the mozzarella in the middle. Warm the butter in a skillet over medium heat and place the sandwich in it. Place a heavy lid or tea kettle on top of the sandwich and let it cook for about 3 minutes, or until crispy and golden. Flip the sandwich and repeat cooking on the other side with the kettle placed on top. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Cut and serve!

Looking for more warm summer bites? Try these 13 easy pizza recipes!

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