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Ham-and-Manchego Panini with Dipping Sauce


Serve olives with this tasty Spanish-infused ham and cheese sandwich.

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  • Servings: 2

Source: Everyday Food, October 2006


  • 4 slices country bread
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced ham
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) Manchego cheese, coarsely grated
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Top each of 2 bread slices with ham, Manchego, and remaining slices. Brush tops of panini with 2 teaspoons oil.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-low. Place panini in skillet, oiled side up. Cover; cook until golden brown and cheese has melted, 5 to 8 minutes per side, pressing down with a spatula 3 to 4 times during cooking.

  3. Meanwhile, make dipping sauce: In a small bowl, mix together jam and Dijon. Serve panini with sauce on the side.

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  • MlleGena
    19 JUN, 2008
    Really yummy and quick to make! To spice this recipe up, I used Proscuitto ham. Relative to cheese, the Manchego cheese was expensive ($23/lb)! For the side, I served sea-salted chips.