I came across these panini sandwiches while I was expecting our son Andrew. It was an instant hit with both myself, and the husband. I couldn’t believe how flavorful this sandwich was, or how easy it was to throw together. In fact, in the last week before Andrew was born, Jon took over all cooking duties for me. It might sound simple enough, but it’s actually quite a feat for him.

He cooked the usual things that men (well, most of them!) are capable of cooking…spaghetti, hot dogs, tacos. In other words, processed/ground meat central. But, he also decided to go out on a limb for himself and made these paninis. I did assist him a little in the chopping of the jalapenos. I would have been waiting all night for him to chop up 2 of them – bless his heart. My point is they are wonderfully easy. Takes 20 minutes to throw together…tops!


  1. Posted August 9, 2009 at 10:33 PM | Permalink

    That is a great picture! It sounds delicious. I’m glad to hear you can use a weight instead of having to buy a panini grill. And, I love the addition of the cilantro (my most favorite herb!!)

  2. Posted August 10, 2009 at 10:29 AM | Permalink

    I love panini sandwiches! That looks great. I may invest in one of those panini grilling gadgets just cause..lol. Yummm!

  3. Posted August 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM | Permalink

    this is pretty much my ideal sandwich, and i’m not just saying that. cilantro and pepper jack are on almost every sandwich i eat, and i so enjoy the crunch of a panini. tremendous.

  4. Posted August 10, 2009 at 3:52 PM | Permalink

    What a perfect summer recipe! We have some left-over roasted red peppers in the fridge and I’d bet they’d be good in these.

  5. Posted August 10, 2009 at 4:38 PM | Permalink

    yumm!!! great flavor combo!

  6. Posted August 10, 2009 at 9:45 PM | Permalink

    I love a good panini, and this one sounds fantastic!

  7. Posted August 10, 2009 at 10:38 PM | Permalink

    Laura…I forgot to tell you that I’m giving you an award! Go to my latest post to find out the details 🙂

  8. Posted August 11, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink

    This is a perfect panini. Love the little bit of heat you get from the hot sauce! Yum!

  9. Lauren
    Posted August 11, 2009 at 7:48 PM | Permalink

    Yummy! I have all the ingredients so this will be my lunch tomorrow!

  10. Posted August 11, 2009 at 9:42 PM | Permalink

    As always, looks great! I can remember a time when our family ate all kinds of grilled sandwiches for dinner. A grilled sandwich is always a good idea for something good, that is fast and easy.

  11. Posted August 12, 2009 at 3:09 PM | Permalink

    Looks great. Love the spice you gave it.

  12. Posted August 13, 2009 at 3:00 PM | Permalink

    I love, love, love paninis and this one looks amazing!

  13. Posted August 13, 2009 at 9:00 PM | Permalink

    Sandwiches are the ultimate summer food for me. This one looks great!

  14. Posted August 14, 2009 at 10:58 PM | Permalink

    Lunch never looked so good!

    And I’m thrilled to see that you didn’t use a panini press for this. I always wanted one, but couldn’t justify buying it. Thank you!!!

  15. Posted August 15, 2009 at 11:29 AM | Permalink

    That is one tasty looking panini!

  16. Posted August 21, 2009 at 3:30 AM | Permalink

    oooohhh, they look so yummy, and they would be pretty healthy too!

  17. Posted August 22, 2009 at 12:31 AM | Permalink

    Hello yum! I’m so making this for lunch tomorrow. P.s. I love your photos. They make me hungry!

  18. Posted August 24, 2009 at 12:38 PM | Permalink

    Oh wow, this looks so delicious! You could surely put this on a restaurant menu and it would be a hit!

  19. Posted August 24, 2009 at 6:06 PM | Permalink

    Wow! That looks delicious! I love all the ingredients. Great picture too!

  20. Posted August 27, 2009 at 9:50 PM | Permalink

    Oh they look like they would be a hit in my house.

  21. Posted September 4, 2009 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

    I think I’m ready for a picnic lunch and I’d like to take this along :).

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