Panini style grilled sandwiches elevate the humble grilled cheese of our childhood lunches to a meal fit for a weeknight.

Tools: Grill pan or stove top griddle, two clean bricks, aluminum foil.

That’s right you’ll need two bricks to make this sandwich. If you have the space to store a panini maker then that’s great, I don’t so, I use bricks to weight the sandwiches and make them really, really flat and crispy! Also, I payed $4 for mine.

Turkey & Pesto Panini Sandwiches (Makes 4)

1 lb Sliced Turkey
8 Slices Provolone Cheese
1/2 cup Prepared or Homemade Pesto
8 Slices Fresh Tomato
1/2 cup Melted Butter
8 Slices Sourdough Bread

Heat the griddle over medium heat, and wrap your bricks in foil.
Spread the Pesto on the bread then layer the Cheese, Turkey, and Tomato.
Brush the butter on the outside of the sandwich and lay it on the griddle. Set the brick on top of the sandwich and cook for 3-5 minutes. Flip the sandwich over and replace the brick and cool for another 2-3 minutes or until it’s golden and crunchy.

Variations are endless: Ham and Cheddar, Basil, Tomato & Mozzarella, Apples and Brie…I’m hungry now.

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