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Bacon Double-Cheese Panini

Precooked bacon and a cheese blend make a great combination in these panini.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
can Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
8
slices (3/4 oz each) Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend or Cheddar cheese
10
slices packaged precooked bacon (from 2.1-oz package)
4
tomato slices
Cooking spray

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Starting at center, press out dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Cut cooled crust into 4 rectangles. Top each of 2 rectangles with 2 slices cheese, 5 slices bacon, 2 tomato slices and 2 additional cheese slices. Cover each with remaining crust rectangle.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat 12-inch skillet or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Spray outsides of each sandwich with cooking spray. Place 1 sandwich in skillet. Place smaller skillet on sandwich to flatten slightly. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, turning once, until crisp and thoroughly heated. Repeat with remaining sandwich. Cut each sandwich into quarters.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Starting at center, press out dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Cut cooled crust into 4 rectangles. Top each of 2 rectangles with 2 slices cheese, 5 slices bacon, 2 tomato slices and 2 additional cheese slices. Cover each with remaining crust rectangle.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat 12-inch skillet or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Spray outsides of each sandwich with cooking spray. Place 1 sandwich in skillet. Place smaller skillet on sandwich to flatten slightly. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, turning once, until crisp and thoroughly heated. Repeat with remaining sandwich. Cut each sandwich into quarters.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

You can also use a panini maker to grill the sandwiches after assembling them—follow manufacturer’s directions.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1540mg
1540%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.