I daydream about food countless times a day; but there are special instances when an idea gets stuck in my head and I cannot think about anything else until that idea has yielded a tangible result I can sink my teeth into.
Such was the case with this breakfast Panini.
The thought of combining a slightly runny fried egg with spiced sweet potato “hash”, gooey sharp cheddar cheese, and fresh scallions in a pressed sandwich completely outweighed plans for any other meal until this beauty was sitting in front of me.
I actually ate this Panini for dinner – not breakfast as the title suggests – but it would be perfect for any meal. I could probably eat it three times in one day, it’s that good!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cooking Time||10 minutes|
|Total Time||20 minutes|
|Yield||2 Panini sandwiches|
- 2 slices of your favorite bread (ciabatta, sourdough, or whole wheat)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 slices of ham or bacon
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Prepare Your Ingredients
Gather all your ingredients before you begin. This will make the cooking process smoother and more enjoyable.
2. Scramble the Eggs
In a small bowl, beat the eggs and season them with a pinch of salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a little butter. Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are just set but still slightly creamy. Remove from heat.
3. Build the Panini
Lay out one slice of bread and start building your panini. Layer the scrambled eggs, ham or bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, and baby spinach leaves on top of the bread. Place the second slice of bread on top to form a sandwich.
4. Toast the Panini
Heat a panini press or a skillet over medium-high heat. If using a skillet, add a little butter to prevent sticking. Place your assembled sandwich into the panini press or skillet and press down gently. Cook until the bread is toasted to a golden brown, and the cheese is melted, about 3-5 minutes per side.
5. Serve and Enjoy
Once your Breakfast Panini is perfectly toasted and the cheese is oozy, carefully remove it from the panini press or skillet. Allow it to cool for a minute before slicing it in half. Serve it with a side of fresh fruit, a dollop of salsa, or even some hot sauce for an extra kick.
6. Customize Your Panini
One of the great things about Breakfast Panini is that they are highly customizable. Feel free to add your favorite ingredients like sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, or avocado slices for an extra burst of flavor.
A Breakfast Panini is a delightful way to start your day. It combines the convenience of a sandwich with the heartiness of a full breakfast, making it perfect for busy mornings or lazy weekends. Experiment with different breads, cheeses, and fillings to create your signature panini. Whether you’re a fan of classic flavors or want to explore new combinations, this breakfast treat will surely become a favorite in your morning routine. Enjoy!
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories: 450 calories
- Protein: 24 grams
- Carbohydrates: 30 grams
- Dietary Fiber: 2 grams
- Sugars: 2 grams
- Fat: 28 grams
- Saturated Fat: 12 grams
- Cholesterol: 270 milligrams
- Sodium: 850 milligrams
- Vitamin D: 70 IU
- Calcium: 250 milligrams
- Iron: 2.5 milligrams
- Potassium: 220 milligrams