Margherita Panini

Sandwiches can get SO boring, as we all know. This Margherita Panini Sandwich is truly amazing and different than the usual lunch.

Margherita Panini Sandwich

Do you always make the same old sandwiches at home? Ya, me too. But, I’m working on changing that. The new school year is coming up and I don’t want to be in a sandwich rut after a few short weeks. Margherita Panini Sandwich

So, I’m expanding my sandwich repertoire now!

When thinking of what kind of sandwich to feature this week – I looked to my favourite pizza. Margherita! I love the combination of tomato, mozza cheese and basil – drooling just thinking of it. Side note, the best slice of Margherita pizza I ever had was in Manhattan. To.die.for!

A sandwich sitting on top of a plate, with Panini

{ok, back on topic}

Thing is, to expand your own recipe box, you only need to think of your favourites and find a way to alter them to make them new {but not so different and out of the ordinary that you might not make it again}.

In this case, my fave pizza turned sandwich – Margherita Panini!

A sandwich sitting on top of a plate of food, with Panini and Cheese

This recipe just calls for a few ingredients, I actually only needed to shop for the fresh basil. Please don’t skimp out and use the dried stuff or even leave it out altogether, the fresh basil is key here guys!

A sandwich sitting on top of a plate, with Panini

Margherita Panini

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Margherita Panini Sandwich recipe, panini bread, mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato, basil leaves, olive oil - lunch idea and great with soup - comfort food!


  • 2 slices bread or panini bread
  • 1-2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 or 3 fresh tomato slices
  • 2 or 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 2-3 tsp . olive oil


  1. Heat your skillet or panini press on medium heat and drizzle olive oil in pan. When using a press, brush the oil on the plates after it's heated and just before you place the panini on the plates. You could also brush a bit right on the outside pieces bread itself.
  2. Place the bread in the pan or onto the plate and then add the cheese, basil, tomato and then top with last slice of bread.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes or until your sandwich is browned to preference. If using a pan, flip half-way to cook the other side.
  4. Serve warm and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 668Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 815mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 21g

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  1. I love a good panini & that is seriously one of the best combinations for one I’ve seen in a long time!

  2. This looks absolutely amazing. I hear you on the sandwich rut. This is a great alternative to the same ol’ sandwich for sure.

  3. I really like Margherita Pizzas, so I know I would like this. It looks so delicious so I am going to have to try to make it. YUM!

  4. This looks SO good! The perfect sandwich for nights when you want to make something nice, but easy! I grow my own basil and am ALWAYS looking for ways to use it- I will be making these for lunch tomorrow!

  5. I love fresh herbs in recipes and I agree; don’t skip for the dried. Anything with mozza and I’m sold; looks delicious Tammi!

  6. Oh gosh, that looks delicious. I love margherita pizza and I love Panini. This is such a perfect combo.

  7. I am a panini addict and that looks really good. Will be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  8. OMG WOW this looks absolutely delicious!!!! i want this RIGHT now. I am definitely getting a panini press so i can do these

  9. This looks so delicious and I have basil growing in my window-box that needs to be used! 🙂

  10. This came along at the right time! I have basil growing on our deck. And I love paninis. I think they take a regular sandwich to the next level. Thanks so much for sharing. This will be even better when my tomatoes are ripe.

  11. looks great. Don’t usually stock mozzarella in but could get a few slices to try this along with the basil from my garden (it the gopher hasn’t eaten it all again)

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