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BLT with Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Panini

BLT with Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Panini

I rarely post sandwich recipes on Katie’s Cucina. I don’t know why either. I love making panini’s at home. Before Christmas I made a killer BLT with Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Panini and before I took the first bite I decided to snap a few photos just in case it was delicious. Of course, it was, and I’m glad I snapped the photos.

We love to make panini’s at home. Whether its a quick lunch or diner its the way we like to make sandwiches at home. I’ve never been a big sandwich person, but panini’s do it for me! Something about toasted bread and melted cheese… ahhh and now I think I’m craving one. Fun fact, we don’t keep bread in our house. For most homes it’s a staple. For us, we simply don’t really eat a lot of it, so I don’t buy it. I guess that actually better for our waistlines. Although, right now watching my waistline is the very last priority of my life. Don’t get me wrong–I’m watching what I eat… as it goes into my mouth. Only kidding. I’m still eating relatively healthy, but on days I crave bacon cheddar fries or even an apple pie milkshake… I make it and eat it with no regrets.

Either way, whether or not your watching your waistline… give my recipe for BLT with Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Panini a try! I promise it makes for the best lunch or dinner and while your at it pair it with a delicious soup or maybe even a salad!

Katie Original Recipe

BLT with Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Panini

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 2

BLT with Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Panini


  • 4 slices cottage bread
  • 1 tbsp (each sandwich) Gallic with sun-dried tomato spread
  • 6 slices of bacon, divided
  • arugula/spinach mix
  • 1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • 6 slices of fresh mozzarella


  1. Preheat panini press.
  2. Lay four slices of bread on a counter, begin to slather one tablespoon garlic and sun-dried tomato spread on one side of the bread. Then layer with 3 slices of bacon each, a handful of arugula/spinach, roma tomato, thinly sliced, and lastly fresh mozzarella. Place the bread on top and then cook on panini press for 5-7 minutes until golden and toasted and cheese is melted. Cut in half and serve immediately.

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7 Responses to “BLT with Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Panini”

  1. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on January 24, 2014 at 10:56 am (#)

    I love using sun-dried tomatoes in a panini! These look so good!

    • Katie replied on January 28th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      Me too and yet I forget to use them all the time!

  2. Jamielyn@iheartnaptime posted on January 24, 2014 at 1:24 pm (#)

    Was so great to meet you this week. You are so sweet!

    This looks delicious! Pinning!

    • Katie replied on January 28th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Jamielyn! It was great meeting you too.

  3. patsy posted on January 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm (#)

    I’m a huge fan of panini sandwiches! I love the flavor combination you put together in this one!

  4. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on January 28, 2014 at 11:14 am (#)

    I wish I had one of these for lunch today!

    • Katie replied on January 28th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Angie! Love me some panini’s!

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