Italian Grilled Cheese Panini Bites

Italian Grilled Cheese Panini Bites

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

  • Makes 24 mini-sandwiches
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Cook Time 15 min


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 1 mini-sandwich Servings Per Container Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Serving Size 1 mini-sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 135 mg
Total Carbs 13 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 6 g
Calcium 4 %
Iron 4 %
Vitamin C 4 %
Vitamin A 4 %