Crunchy Mini Panini with Tomato, Basil, and Provolone Cheese

If you don’t have a panini maker, use an indoor grill or a frying pan. If you are using a frying pan, simply put another, heavy pan on top of the sandwich with a weight in it.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 4 Tbsp. Italian salad dressing
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 8 medium basil leaves
  • 4 slices baked ham
  • 4 slices Provolone


  • Preheat a panini maker.
  • Brush both sides of each piece of bread with dressing. Stack tomato, basil, ham, and cheese on 4 slices of bread and top with remaining slices.
  • Place sandwiches in the panini maker and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Cut and serve.