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Caprese Panini
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5 from 3 votes

Caprese Panini on Homemade Panini Bread

Caprese Panini made with homemade panini bread is the best panini ever. Garden tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, aged balsamic vinegar, and some fresh garden basil all come together to create one amazing sandwich,
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: lunch, sandwich
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese Panini, easy, garden to table, healthy, homemade panini bread, vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 486kcal


  • 1 Loaf of my homemade Panini Bread
  • 8 ounces sliced, fresh mozzarella (226g)
  • 1 medium garden tomato sliced into ¼ inch thick slices
  • 6-8 basil leaves cut into ribbons
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar ( if don't use aged vinegar use 2 teaspoons of vinegar)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 5-8 slices of Bacon (optional unless you live with a Farmer Fred)


  • Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise
  • sprinkle 1 tbsp of the olive oil on each half of the bread
  • Add the fresh mozzarella slices to on side of the bread
  • Top with the fresh sliced garden tomatoes
  • Add the basil ribbons and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar
  • Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Spread a light coating of butter on the outside of the bread and grill in a panini press or grill pan with a grill press. Cook until the bread is crispy and browned and the mozzarella is melting. About 3 minutes. If you use a pan, about 1½ - 2 minutes on each side.
  • Cut in quarters and serve. ½ of the whole sandwich per person.



Ideas for different fillings:
Add grilled chicken to the sandwich.
Replace the tomatoes with fried eggplant slices.
Use smoked mozzarella.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 576IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg