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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Panini

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Breakfast is a meal that is often tiresome to me. Scrambled eggs, oatmeal, protein shakes, repeat. This summer I’ve been trying to think outside of the box in the breakfast department.

We’ve been experimenting with different breakfast sandwiches. Fresh and comforting varieties that keep you full and focused all morning, and offer a little intrigue!

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You know, not every breakfast sandwich has to include eggs, bacon, or sausage.

My latest addiction, the Ham and Cheese Breakfast Panini is built on fluffy airy Thomas’ English Muffins with lots of nooks and crannies. I filled those lovely little caverns with a savory spread made with whole grain mustard and cream cheese.

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Then I piled on sliced ham and muenster cheese.

The sandwiches are placed in a panini press so the english muffins toast, and the cheeses can melt over and under the ham. If you don’t have a panini press, you can pop the breakfast panini in a toaster oven (or regular oven) at the same time and temperature mentioned below in the recipe.

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Once the Ham and Cheese Breakfast Panini’s come out of the panini press, quickly open them up while the cheese is hot, and top them with cool slices of fresh avocado and a pile of alfalfa sprouts.

Place the lid back on top and serve warm.

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The warm oozing cream cheese spread, melted muenster, and hot ham are a fabulous contrast against the crispness of the fresh produce.

These ingredients are held perfectly in place by the crusty english muffin, making a Ham and Cheese Breakfast Panini a marvelous on-the-go breakfast to take with you to work… or off on your morning hike.

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You can even wrap them cold and enjoy as-is, or warm in a microwave if needed.

I’m in love, guys. Using Thomas’ English Muffins for breakfast panini is an easy way I can get my whole family excited about breakfast again.

You’ve got to give these a try!

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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Panini

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Panini - Toasted English Muffins topped with savory cream cheese spread, ham, melted cheese, and avocado.
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 package Thomas' English Muffins
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 12 slices ham
  • 6 slices muenster cheese
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat a panini press to 350 degrees F. Mix the cream cheese and whole grain mustard together in a bowl, until smooth.
  • Cut the Thomas' English muffins in half and spread the cream cheese on one or both sides. Lay a couple slices of ham on the bottom half of each english muffin, then top the ham with a slice of muenster cheese.
  • Place the top english muffin on each sandwich, and place them in the panini press. Toast for 3-5 minutes, to heat the sandwich and melt the cheese.
  • Open each sandwich, and add a few slices of avocado and a little pile of alfalfa sprouts. Place the tops back on and serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 563kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 1373mg, Potassium: 701mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 12%, Vitamin C: 8.7%, Calcium: 30.4%, Iron: 9.5%
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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21 comments on “Ham and Cheese Breakfast Panini”

  1. Loved it.

  2. that looks delicious! simple yet fabulous! I want this for my brunch!

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  8. We often get into breakfast ruts, too, and are big fans of breakfast sandwiches to mix things up.  Your version is making me salivate!

  9. I love this idea for a breakfast sandwich. I get so tired of eggs being in everything. Love the addition of sprouts. Definitely trying!

  10. Looks delicious and the cream cheese spread sounds very intriguing! Using english muffins in a panini press will be a first for me, but it sounds like a winner!

  11. My grandma would use that trick for grilled cheese- open it back up and put a slice of cold tomato in!

    So fun! Love English Muffins!

  12. These would make me excited about breakfast, too! I adore English muffins and all the toppings look fabulous (Meunster is one of my favorite cheeses).

  13. Great looking panini!  

  14. I wish I had one of these for breakfast this morning! 

  15. Now this is a breakfast sandwich that Josh will love!

  16. Serve ’em up girl!!! These look fabulous!

  17. We’ve been having a lot more breakfast sandwiches lately because they’re so easy! Love this recipe!

  18. This is making me hungry! Would be the best breakfast to have, though!

  19. I love how easy and portable these are! Perfect for a breakfast on the go!

  20. Ham and cheese are always my go-to when it comes to sandwich making! Love your breakfast spin!