Four Cheese Panini With Basil Tomatoes

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Panini with 4 Italian cheeses and tomatoes with basil....grilled cheese will never be the same again!

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  • add   3 tablespoons asiago cheese or parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
  • add   1/2 cup shredded Fontina cheese (4 ounces)
  • add   4 ciabatta rolls, halved lengthwise (spread outsides with butter) or 8 slices firm white bread (spread outsides with butter)
  • add   8 slices tomatoes
  • add   1/2 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
  • add   1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • add   1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese (3 ounces)
  • add   8 arugula leaves (optional, but recommended)


  1. In a small bowl, combine cheeses. Spread the cheese on the bottoms of the ciabatta rolls. Top with tomato slices and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with basil and add 2 arugula leaves and close the panini.
  2. Set a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over moderately high heat. Arrange the panini in skillet and weight them down with a smaller pan (can fill with water if you need more weight). Cook the panini until the outside is crisp and the cheese is melted, 3 minutes per side.
  3. Cut panini in half and serve at once.