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Bacon Double-Cheese Panini

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Precooked bacon and a cheese blend make a great combination in these panini.

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

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

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
42%
Saturated Fat
13g
64%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1540mg
64%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
26g
26%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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