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Panini’s with Jalapeno Jelly & Basil Mayo


Delicious Panini

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Delicious Panini

Oh MANZO do I LOVE a good panini  Have you ever had one?  Made one of your own?  Panini makers are affordable and terrific for one person or for a party.  Everyone can make it just they way they like a sandwich and hot too!

You’ve got to try my version with caramelized onions, roasted bella mushrooms, many choices or condiments are great.  To take it over the top and equal to one of those expense hooty-fluuty restaurants, serve with my Jalapeno & Bell Pepper Jelly AND easy homemade Basil Mayo.  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!


 Panini with Jalapeno and Bell Pepper Jelly and Homemade Basil Mayo

Ingredients can include:

Recipe for the Jalapeno and Bell Pepper Jelly HERE

Basil Mayo – recipe follows

Roasted Porta Bella Mushrooms – recipe follows

Caramelized onions, click HERE for recipe

Roasted Red Bell Peppers, click HERE for recipe to make your own

Ciabotta Rolls, smaller or regular size

Deli sliced meats

Deli sliced cheeses

Drained artichoke hearts, sliced

Pickled Pepper Rings

Fresh Spinach leaves

Thinly sliced red onion

Panini Maker

Panini 1

Directions for assembly:

On one side of the roll spread a generous layer of the basil mayo.  Top with your choice of meat(s), cheese(s) and condiments.

Panini 3

Panini 5

Panini 6

Panini 7

Panini 8

Cook, arranging the sandwich(s) so the lid sits evenly to uniformly heat your panini.Panini 9

Panini Maker

Recipe for Carrie’s Basil Mayo

1/2 cup mayonnaise, real mayo not Miracle Whip

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/8 tsp. Montreal Steak seasoning

1 tsp. lemon juice

Combine and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour before using for best flavor.

How to Roast Mushrooms:

Use Porta Bella mushrooms for great flavor.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Cover a jelly roll pan with tin foil.

Coat the foil with a thin layer of olive oil.

Clean the mushrooms.  Panini 10Slice the mushrooms about 1/3″ thick and place on the oil coated pan.  Turn over so that both sides of the mushroom are coated.Cook for 10 minutes, turn mushroom slices over to evenly cook and brown both sides.Panini 11Continue to cook for another r5-10 minutes; until the mushrooms are golden browned on both sides.Panini 12

Carrie’s recipes, Copyright Carrie Groneman, 2014

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  1. Diane Roark says:


    This sandwich has all my favorites, including roasted mushrooms and red onion. I also loved that you kicked up the mayo with basil. YUM!

    Paninis are perfect for a fast meal on a cold day. They are warm and delicious.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark

  2. Dee says:

    Wow, Carrie this looks amazing, and I’m practically drooling over here. Thanks so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. 🙂

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