No Thanks
Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Martha's Favorite

Panini Bar

Setting up a panini bar makes assembling sandwiches almost as much fun as eating them. A selection of Italian cold cuts and cheeses, anchovies, freshly made pesto and tapenade, and two kinds of bread ensure that there is a combination to please everyone.

Panini Bar

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2008


  • 2 loaves ciabatta, halved horizontally
  • 1 loaf whole-grain bread, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Martha's Pesto
  • Olive Tapenade
  • 1/2 pound each thinly sliced soppressata, prosciutto, bresaola, and coppa
  • 1/2 pound each thinly sliced smoked mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, provolone, fontina, and ricotta cheeses
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 head radicchio, leaves separated
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 1 jar (3 ounces) best-quality anchovies
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano
  • Lemon wedges, for squeezing
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Set out ingredients for guests to build panini. Heat a panini press. Brush each sandwich with oil, and place in press. Grill according to manufacturer's instructions. Alternatively, heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Place a sandwich in skillet, and top with a smaller heavy skillet. Cook, flipping once, until bread is golden brown and cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to oven to keep warm. Repeat.

Cook's Note

To serve the panini all at once, keep them warm in a low-temperature oven after cooking them one by one.

Reviews (1)

  • marywa1234 6 Jul, 2008

    I'm using this idea for a party- does anyone have any idea how many people this ingredient list is meant to serve? Also, what sort of sides might I serve with this?

Related Topics