Basic Grilled Panini
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, Or As Needed
2 Slices Italian or Artisan Bread
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 Slices Cheddar Cheese
3 Slices Deli Ham, Or More To Taste
1 Slice Firm-Ripe Tomato
1 Thin Slice Onion (Optional)
Step 1 Drizzle olive oil on 1 side of each bread slice. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on the other side of each slice. Pile Cheddar cheese, ham, tomato, and onion on top. Top with other bread slice, mayonnaise side down.
Step 2 Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; spray lightly with cooking spray. Place sandwich on grill; weigh it down with a heavy pan or grill press. Cook until cheese is melted about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with Chips, fries or salad.
This basic recipe is easily changed up with prosciutto, salami, or even turkey. This is also great as a veggie sandwich. You can use spreadable cheese in place of mayonnaise, if preferred.