Caprese Panini Sandwich

Caprese Panini Sandwich

This Caprese Panini Sandwich recipe is just 360 calories, and can be made with, or without a panini maker!

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This easy caprese sandwich recipe can be made in just 10 minutes, making is a great dinner for 1, or quick lunch.

Caprese Panini Sandwich

You could easily boost the protein by adding in some leftover cooked chicken to this basil mozzarella tomato sandwich.

Below we will show you how to make this easy panini recipe both low in calories, and with or without a panini maker.

This Caprese Panini Sandwich recipe is just 360 calories!

Caprese Panini Sandwich

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make a low calorie vegetarian sandwich.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find a nutrition label, tips on making panini recipes without a panini maker, and more in the sections below.

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To make these vegetarian panini caprese sandwiches easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

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Ingredients for Caprese Paninis

We wanted to create quick and easy caprese sandwich recipes that need minimal ingredients.

This recipe for tomato sandwiches only requires 5 ingredients, and you have one optional ingredient (that you probably already have on hand)… a single garlic clove.

Caprese Panini Sandwich

Shopping List for Tomato Basil Mozzarella Sandwich:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie mozzarella tomato sandwich recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this caprese recipe for vegetarian sandwich can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make a panini sandwich with or without a panini maker…

How to Make Panini Recipes

It’s so easy to make a panini without a panini maker! All you need is a grated pan, and a heavy pan that can easily sit inside the grated pan (you use this to squish the vegetarian sandwich recipes!)

This tomato mozzarella sandwich can also be made as a simple cheese sandwich “grilled” if you don’t have either. Just make it like a grilled cheese, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Caprese Panini Sandwich

How to Make Caprese Tomato Sandwich Recipes:

  1. Preheat a grated pan or panini maker over medium heat.
  2. While it preheats, assemble the paninis- Place the bread on a cutting board and alternate tomatoes and mozzarella topping one slice of bread from end to end with tomato and mozzarella.
  3. Top with basil leaves and the second slice of bread.
  4. Spray the grated pan or panini maker with olive oil and add the sandwich.
  5. Grated Pan Method- If using a grated pan, add another pan to the top of the sandwich (with the bottom of the pan- the part that usually touches the stove top) to squish it down. 
    Panini Maker Method- If using a panini maker, simply close over the sandwich.
  6. Grill for 5 minutes, and flip. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until the bread is golden brown, and the cheese is melted.
  7. Move to a cutting board, and rub the garlic clove over the grilled sides of the bread.
  8. Cut in half, and serve.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

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Caprese Panini Sandwich

If you’ve been looking for vegetarian sandwich ideas, you just hit the jackpot! This caprese sandwich recipe is packed full of flavor, and has just 360 calories per sandwich!

You can boost the protein (if you’re not looking for a vegetarian sandwich) by adding in some leftover cooked chicken, or even sliced deli turkey meat.

Caprese Panini Sandwich

Caprese Paninis

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These caprese panini sandwiches are just 360 calories and so easy to make.
We boosted the flavor with the help of garlic, you'll want a whole, peeled clove of garlic to rub over the grilled bread. This adds just a little flavor without overwhelming the vegetarian sandwich.
Special Tip: You can add as much basil as you like, so if you love basil, really pack it in there. It's a natural pain reliever!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 360 kcal

Equipment

  • Panini Maker OR a Grated pan and a second pan that will fit inside the grated pan (for squishing)

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a grated pan or panini maker over medium heat.
  • While it preheats, assemble the paninis- Place the bread on a cutting board and alternate tomatoes and mozzarella topping one slice of bread from end to end with tomato and mozzarella.
  • Top with basil leaves and the second slice of bread.
  • Spray the grated pan or panini maker with olive oil and add the sandwich.
  • Grated Pan Method- If using a grated pan, add another pan to the top of the sandwich (with the bottom of the pan- the part that usually touches the stove top) to squish it down.
    Panini Maker Method- If using a panini maker, simply close over the sandwich.
  • Grill for 5 minutes, and flip. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until the bread is golden brown, and the cheese melted.
  • Move to a cutting board, and rub the garlic clove over the grilled sides of the bread.
  • Cut in half, and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 40.1gProtein: 24.4gFat: 11.9gSaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 759mgPotassium: 218mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 2.9gCalcium: 90mgIron: 3mg
Keyword panini, Sandwich, vegetarian
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Caprese Sandwich Calories and Nutrition

The nutrition above is based off one panini sandwich, using French bread, and part skim mozzarella.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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