Italian Grilled Cheese Panini Bites Makes 24 mini-sandwiches
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 min

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 2 mini-sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 390 mg
Total Carbs 27 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 11 g
Vitamin A 10 %
Vitamin C 8 %
Calcium 20 %
Iron 10 %

Italian Grilled Cheese Panini Bites

These minis are a twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich.


  • 2 medium red, yellow and/or orange tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 24 fresh basil leaves*
  • 1 whole grain French baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread


  1. Evenly arrange tomatoes, cheese and basil on 1/2 of the bread slices, then top with remaining bread slices. Evenly spread top side of sandwiches with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread.
  2. Grill** sandwiches, turning once, 4 minutes or until golden. Garnish, if desired, with additional basil.
  • *SUBSTITUTION: Use prepared pesto instead of basil leaves.
  • **Sandwiches can also be cooked in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat as above. Cost per recipe*: $13.10. Cost per sandwich*: $0.52. *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.

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