Wednesday, October 20

panini love

In continuation with my fall recipe kick {and addiction to my panini press}, I thought you might LOVE to have the recipe for the tasty sandwich my hubby and I enjoyed for lunch yesterday! Another recipe from my October Cooking Light magazine, I give you: Prosciutto, Pear, and Blue Cheese Sandwiches. I am new to the realm of blue cheese {trying to abide by one of the Girl Scout rules: try a food 10 times before avoiding it for the rest of your life...or something to that effect}, and I thought the tang the blue cheese added to the mix was phenomenal! Mmmmm. 5 Thumbs Up! Give it a shot :)

Prosciutto, Pear, and Blue Cheese Sandwiches

Time: 20 minutes
Yield:  4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
8 slices 100% multigrain bread
1 tablespoon butter, softened {Instead of butter, I just sprayed the panini press with olive oil cooking spray}
3 cups arugula {I used the fresh baby spinach I had in the fridge}
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
2 ounces blue cheese, sliced {I used a container of crumbled blue cheese. It melted fabulously!}

Here are the magazine's directions. But I just popped mine on the panini press and I'm sure you could put it on a skillet a la grilled cheese if you want to :)

1. Preheat broiler.
2. Arrange bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 3 minutes or until toasted. Turn bread slices over; spread butter evenly over bread slices. Broil an additional 2 minutes or until toasted.
3. Combine arugula and shallot in a medium bowl. Drizzle arugula mixture with oil and vinegar; sprinkle with pepper. Toss well to coat. Divide arugula mixture evenly among 4 bread slices, buttered side up; top evenly with prosciutto. Divide pear slices and cheese evenly among sandwiches; top each sandwich with 1 bread slice, buttered side down.

FAT 13.8g (sat 5.4g,mono 5g,poly 0.8g)
SODIUM 706mg
FIBER 9.7g
IRON 2.1mg

Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2010

Now for your feedback!
--> Do you like when I post recipes?
--> Am I posting too many? I don't want to bore you all!
--> Have you tried any of the recipes I have posted?

Hope you are having a fantastic fall week!!! It sure feels like fall here in Colorado!
Cheers :)


  1. I love reading your recipe posts, because I love hearing of new recipes!! But no, I haven't tried any of them...i want to, but I just haven't had the time to go to the grocery store! I really, really wanted to try the stuffed shells though, they looked so yum! Were they??

  2. I love reading your recipe posts too!!! I haven't tried any of them yet. Fort next week though my mom and I are making a list of recipes that we are wanting for dinner and I am definitely going to come here to find some! I will let you know how they turned out!

  3. We had paninis last night (tomato, basil, mozzarella and prosciutto). They were so good. I'll have to try these next!


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