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Cheddar, Bacon & Tomato Panini

Cheddar, Bacon & Tomato Panini
These satisfying grilled sandwiches combine sharp cheddar cheese, crisp bacon and juicy tomatoes. Pair with a tossed green salad for a simple lunch or supper.

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices country-style bread, each 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 10 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 bacon slices, fried until crisp
  • 4 large tomato slices, each halved crosswise

Directions:

Preheat a panini press to 375°F according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Brush one side of each bread slice with the melted butter. Place the slices, buttered side down, on a clean work surface. Sprinkle 2 Tbs. cheese on each of 4 slices, then top each with 2 bacon slices and 1 tomato slice. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, dividing evenly. Top each with one of the remaining bread slices, buttered side up.

Place 2 sandwiches on the preheated panini press and close the lid. Cook until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board and cut in half. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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