Naptime Jamon, Vegetable and Mozzarella Panini – inspired by ingredients in the fridge


  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 slices of fresh sourdough bread
    6 slices of fresh lightly salted mozzarella
    2 thinly sliced pieces of spanish jamon (or prosciutto if jamon is unavailable)
    4 slices of roasted vegetables, any kind you want (we had slices of roasted red pepper, squash, zucchini and eggplant)

    Yields 2 paninis, double portions to make more sandwiches


    1. Preheat panini maker and lightly brush plates with olive oil. If you don’t have a panini maker you can use a simple griddle pan, or even a skillet. Just be sure to have a wide spatula to press the sandwich down with while it toasts.
    2. On one slice of sourdough bread drizzle it lightly with olive oil. Then sprinkle it with balsamic vinegar.
    3. Cover this slice of bread with a layer of jamon.
    4. Then, over the jamon, place a layer of roasted vegetables, allowing the vegetables to overlap slightly.
    5. Finally, place three slices of mozzarella on top of the vegetables. Top with second slice of bread.
    6. Place sandwich on the panini maker and toast until the bread is crispy and cheese is fully melted.

    Naptime Notes

    Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

    Everyone loves a warm sandwich and this one fits the bill. I encourage you to explore the flexibility of this recipe. Try different vegetables or cheeses, or, if you are a vegetarian you can omit the meat altogether.

    Naptime Stopwatch

    This meal took about 15 minutes from start to finish. Assembling the sandwiches takes about 3 minutes, then the toasting takes about 7-9, depending on your sandwich maker.

    Naptime Reviews

    A panini ranks right up there with a grilled cheese, an ideal comfort food. We all loved it, including my daughter. I know we will leave this kitchen tool where it is easily accessible.

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