Bacon, Cheddar & Grilled Tomato Panini

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"I found it at paninihappydotcom and just drooled. posted here for safekeeping. You can cook the tomatoes under the broiler or on the bbq as well"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (538.2 g)
  • Calories 964.1
  • Total Fat - 46.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18 g
  • Cholesterol - 278.4 mg
  • Sodium - 4341.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.6 g
  • Protein - 90.5 g
  • Calcium - 314.6 mg
  • Iron - 6.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the panini grill to high heat. Ensure the grill is on a slight tilt (not completely flat) and be sure to attach your drip tray.

Step 2

Brush the cut side of the tomatoes with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place the tomatoes, cut side down, onto the panini grill. Lower the top grate to just above the tomatoes without touching them. Grill tomatoes for 10-12 minutes until the outer skins are wrinkly and the tomatoes are soft. Check the tomatoes often, as some may cook faster than others. Remove the tomatoes from the grill and sprinkle with basil.

Step 3

Brush melted butter onto the outer sides of each slice of bread. For each sandwich, layer two slices of bacon, two grilled tomatoes and 1/4 of the cheese in between two slices of bread (buttered side out). Grill the panini for 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Lunch

3 Reviews


This sandwich is delicious. We loved the combination of flavors with the roasted tomato. Next time we would cut the bacon up in smaller pieces so the whole piece didn't come out whenever we took a bite.


review by:
(11 Nov 2019)


Great panini! I especially liked the grilled tomatoes, which were so easy to make on the same panini press, and the fresh basil took it over the top! I think this is very versatile - we'd like to try this again with provolone. I had two small ciabatta rolls that needed to be used, so just shaved the crust off and used instead of the sourdough. Delish!!!


review by:
(27 Oct 2019)

Daily Inspiration

This is a very tasty panini sandwich. Loved the grilled tomatoes -- never thought about making them on my panini maker. Easy to make and really delish. Nancy : )


(1 May 2015)