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This easy Panini sandwich is filled with turkey, ham, cheese and pepperoncini, and a delicious balsamic mayonnaise.

Italian Melt | Taste and Tell

I know that it’s that time of year. The time year when the internet is taken over by turkeys and pies and pumpkin galore.

And here I am, posting about a sandwich.

When I first started blogging, I would just blog about what I was eating. No planning ahead. So I would post about what I had on Thanksgiving the week after Thanksgiving. Sure, I was sharing the recipes I was making and eating, but what good is a Thanksgiving recipe the week after Thanksgiving? But since this blog was truly just a hobby back then, it wasn’t a big deal.

Now days, bloggers start thinking about holidays months before the holidays are actually there. I tried really hard to be organized this year. I really did. But life has snuck up on me, and organized is the last thing I feel. So while I will be bringing you plenty of Thanksgiving recipes still, today you are getting a sandwich. Because really, you have to eat dinner the other 29 days of the month, too! :)

This sandwich is super simple, but packed with a ton of flavor. I think I’ve been watching too much Rachael Ray, because she’s got me adding balsamic vinegar to everything lately. But believe me – the balsamic mayo on this sandwich totally makes it!!

And before I get the hate comments on the name of this sandwich, I know that this is probably not a sandwich that real Italians would make, and it’s not a sandwich you’d see in Italy. But these flavors scream Italian to me, so I’m sticking to the name. Because I can. :)

Now, go make a sandwich. This sandwich. You won’t regret it.

Italian Melt | Taste and Tell

Italian Melt
 
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This easy Panini sandwich is filled with turkey, ham, cheese and pepperoncini, and a delicious balsamic mayonnaise.
Serves: 4 sandwiches
Ingredients
Balsamic Mayo
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Sandwiches
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • Butter
  • ½ lb sliced deli turkey
  • ½ lb sliced deli ham
  • 8 slices of provolone cheese
  • Pepperoncini
Instructions
  1. Preheat a Panini press.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.
  3. Butter the outsides of the 8 slices of bread. Spread the balsamic mayonnaise on the insides of each of the slices of bread. Layer the turkey, ham and cheese on 4 slices of bread. Top with pepperoncini, then top with the remaining bread, balsamic mayo side on the inside.
  4. Grill the sandwiches on the Panini press until golden brown.

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14 Responses to Italian Melt

  1. I love your sandwich melts! They always looks so hearty and filling

  2. You have some of the best sandwich melt recipes – this one looks like such a great, easy weeknight dinner!

  3. I like this Italian Melt. This is a great go to when you’re in a hurry too.

  4. Now that sounds like my kind of lunch!

  5. Wish I had this melt for lunch, love the Italian flavors!

  6. Tracey says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who wasn’t organized enough to start posting Thanksgiving recipes this week :) I love the flavors in this sandwich and that balsamic mayo sounds insanely good!

  7. Joanne says:

    I have zero organizational skillz either at the moment. So I totally feel you! I feel like people were testing T-Day recipes in August and I was like, ew. No.

    Melts! I love them. And this definitely feels Italian to me!

  8. Jaclyn says:

    All of these sandwiches look perfect!

  9. This sandwich looks awesome! I’m always looking for a new lunch idea, and I could definitely go for a panini!! :)

  10. Chels R. says:

    I love sandwiches and the balsamic mayo sounds amazing!

  11. Haha, I am all about posting my Thanksgiving recipes a week after Thanksgiving, but I can get away with it because our Canadian Thanksgiving is so early no one else notices I’m late :) This sandwich looks amazing!

  12. OMGAAAAAAAH you are so good at paninis. I’m moving in.

  13. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Yum, the balsamic mayo sounds delicious :) I know this sandwich will put a big smile on my husbands face!

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