Pesto or tapenade sauce, followed by roasted red peppers, are key to making these pressed sandwiches extra flavorful.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Lightly brush sandwich bread with olive oil; turn slices, oiled sides down. Top half the bread with half the cheese; season with salt and pepper. Spread pesto or tapenade over cheese, then top with peppers and remaining cheese and bread.

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  • Heat a large grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches in pan (work in batches, if needed); weight with a heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, pressing down firmly with skillet, until bread is golden and cheese is melted, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes

Layering slices of mozzarella cheese on each piece of bread and layering peppers and spreads in the middle will help seal sandwiches once pressed.

Reviews (2)

18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
02/10/2011
Very unattractive picture - looks like a burnt sandweich and cheese hasn't melted. If I hadn't had this type of pressed sandwich before and know it is delicious, I would never try it, based on this photo. VIsuals are important, and
Rating: Unrated
10/07/2008
Added thinly sliced turkey - very good. Filling.