Red Pepper and Mozzarella Panini

One of my favorite things in the kitchen is the George Foreman grill that Chad and I got for Christmas a couple years ago. It has the removable grill plates and we use it to make tons of things: quesadillas, grilled whatever, and now: Red pepper and mozzarella panini.

I didn’t even realize we could use the George Foreman as a panini press until Chad told me. Clearly, while I love the thing, I am not the one in the household who uses it. Chad is in charge of all things grilled. Or, in this case, pressed?

Regardless, this is an incredibly fast, easy, delicious meal. We paired it with a simple salad and it was the perfect meal to curl up with on the couch and watch some television. (Yes, I just admitted that we ate dinner on the couch and not at the dinner table.) 🙂

Red Pepper and Mozzarella Panini


Crusty bread
Extra virgin olive oil (to brush on outside of bread)
Sliced mozzarella
Red peppers
Crushed red pepper flakes

1) Slice bread to about 1/2 inch thickness. Arrange ingredients between slices, brush outsides of bread with olive oil, and press until bread is golden brown and cheese is melty.

2) Serve warm. Delicious!

**There are no quantities listed in the ingredients because it all depends on the size of your bread and how much you want to stuff into it.

I left the peppers off mine (I’m not a big fan) and added a little blue cheese for some extra flavor.

We’ll definitely keep making these, and just pair them with different sides. I think they’d be great with soup for another easy meal.


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