I have always loved the classic combination of spicy peppers and cheddar cheese. Adding the sweet, summer feel of basil and tangy Dijon mustard takes this flavor profile to another level. Grilling it all together panini style? Over the top!
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Cheddar, Peppadew & Basil Panini
1/2 sourdough or French baguette, cut in half vertically and horizontally
4 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese
10 sweet/hot Peppadew peppers
8 large basil leaves
extra virgin olive oil (I use chile-infused olive oil for this panini)
Spread about a teaspoon of mustard on each slice of bread. Layer 2 slices of cheese on top of the mustard on the bottom slice of bread. Add a row of 5 Peppadew, and 4 basil leaves over the cheese. Drizzle olive oil over the basil and season with salt and pepper. Top with another slice of bread, mustard side covering the cheese mixture.. Repeat steps with remaining 2 slices of bread.
Follow the directions on your panini press to grill the two sandwiches. Cut in half and serve immediately. (If you are making grilled cheese sandwiches instead of panini, spread butter or olive oil on the outside of each slice of bread. Grill in a skillet until each side is golden brown, and the cheese has completely melted.
Other Grilled Cheese recipes you may enjoy:
- Red or Green? Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Three Pepper Cheese, Grilled Onions & Pickled Jalapenos
- Grilled Vegetable & Cheese Quesadillas
Winter means comfort food at Food Network and this week we are celebrating Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Do you have a favorite grilled cheese recipe? Share in the comments section and/or link to your blog if you have one. And be sure to check out the delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends and Food Network.
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