How to Make Sheet-Pan Paninis

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How to Make Sheet-Pan Paninis

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Things To Grab

  • Silicone pastry brush
  • 2 (15x10x1-inch) sheet pans
  • Cast iron skillet

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    Paninis might not be your go-to for a get together because you're used to making each toasted sandwich one at a time. But with our sheet-pan recipe, you can make 12 at once! Find your favorite flavor and make an entire sheet pan using our recipe, or mix and match by making all 4 of our delicious paninis on one sheet pan: Hawaiian, Buafflo Chicken, Philly Cheesesteak, and Pizza Paninis.

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    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush 1/4 cup melted butter on one side of 12 (1/2-inch-thick) slices Hy-Vee Bakery white bread; arrange buttered side down on a 15x10x1-inch sheet pan.

    2. Layer fillings on bread slices.

      Hawaiian Ham Paninis: Spread 2 tablespoons Hy-Vee Dijon mustard on 3 bread slices. Layer 3 slices Hy-Vee Swiss cheese, 4-oz. Hy-Vee Deli smoked ham slices, 1/3 cup Hy-Vee Short Cuts pineapple, and 2 tablespoons sliced green onions on top.

      Buffalo Chicken Paninis: Combine 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese and 2 tablespoons Hy-Vee Hickory House Big Bad Buffalo tangy buffalo wing sauce. Fold in 4-oz. Hy-Vee shredded rotisserie chicken, 3 tablespoons Hy-Vee blue cheese crumbles, 2 tablespoons sliced celery, and 2 tablespoons shredded carrots. Spread mixture on 3 bread slices. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese on top.

      Philly Cheesesteak Paninis: Spread 2 tablespoons bottled horseradish sauce on 3 bread slices. Layer 4 slicese provolone cheese, 4-oz. Hy-Vee deli roast beef and 1/2 cup sauteed Hy-Vee Short Cuts fajita vegetables on top.

      Pizza Paninis: Spread 2 tablespoons Hy-Vee pizza sauce on 3 bread slices. Layer 2-1/2-oz. thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, 12 slices pepperoni and desired amount of sliced black olives, chopped green bell pepper and chopped fresh basil on top.

    3. Top with 12 additional bread slices. Brush slices with 1/4 cup melted butter. Cover with another sheet pan. Weigh down sandwiches with a cast iron skillet. Bake 20 minutes. Remove skillets and top sheet pan. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until bread is toasted.

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