Panino Imbottito
Italian Stuffed Sandwhich


This may not be your typical Panino.. one made on a ciabatta roll in a Panini press, but it is nonetheless stuffed, grilled and abundant with the typical Italian fare to satisfy even the most discriminating foodie critic!

With deli meats on hand like coppa, prosciutto and salumi, fresh leafy basil, peppers, tomatoes and portobello mushrooms, an array of cheeses like buffala mozzarella and a not so Italian, creamy Blue Moon cheese, it took no time at all to grill up this luscious and hearty stuffed Italian sandwhich.

Although I roasted the peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms drizzled with a bit of olive oil and fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt, a stuffed sandwich doesn't necessarily have to be made with fresh ingredients. Growing up my mom always had on hand, giardiniera, peperoncini, muffuletta, salumi, sun dried tomatoes... these are jarred condiments that keep well in the pantry and are always available for a delicious stuffed sandwich. When shopping for groceries I always have on my list, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, vine ripened tomatoes, Italian deli meats, fresh Italian cheeses, cured olives, fresh herbs and rolls, that way I'll always be ready to make panini's for my family when we want a simple and quick meal.
Ciao and Buon Appetito!
Laurie

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello

Elra said...

This must be the most beautiful panino out there. And oh, it's so high too. Very satisfying indeed.
Cheers,
Elra

Mila said...

OMG this is so beautiful! But how does one get their mouth around it :)

The Food Hunter said...

That is the most incredible looking panino ever. Now if I could only get a bite. I'm like you, I always have enough Italian staples around to ake a good sandwich.

Joan Nova said...

That's a fabulous photo!

Anonymous said...

I think I need a bigger mouth to eat this. If that's possible LOL
Looks fab!

Laurie said...

Hi everyone! I am beginning to wonder if my mouth is bigger than I thought. :) My mom used to say my eyes were to big for my stomach.. so I guess it carried over to my mouth! :)
Actually, it wasn't as hard to eat as it looks, when eating we just compressed them a bit, I think they just appear larger than life!! :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Laurie! That is truely scrumptious looking! Everything in there is right up my alley!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I like that a lot better than the normal panino!

Sara said...

Wow, this is impressive - what a great meal!

Passionate About Baking said...

WOW Laurie, doesn't that look good! YUM!! I love what went in & how you can throw almost anything into the panini. Does your son still potter around in the kitchen?

Anonymous said...

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Cheers.

John

Anonymous said...

If that's not a sandwich, then what is? Really. What is!?!? Open wide!

Lori Lynn said...

No way! As that came up on the screen I said no way!!! That is one crazy impossible sandwich!
Laurie - You Rock!
LL

Chef Chuck said...

I will take a bite!! Yumm

Vera said...

This is one amazing sandwich, Laurie!
Wow!

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

WHOA! I think if I made this for my boyfriend I might actually get a ring. :) Looks sublime.

Samantha said...

I'll follow your recipe to the last detail and hopefully i can have it done perfectly. 'll try it and share with my family.