Panini Sandwich with Creamy Pesto Sauce
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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Pesto Panini Sandwich Recipe

Panini Sandwich with Creamy Pesto Sauce. A Panini Sandwich Recipe is loaded with all sorts of goodies, but the crowning jewel is the fresh creamy pesto. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 1022kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Creamy Pesto:

  • 2 cups basil packed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces cream cheese

For the Panini Sandwich Recipe:

  • 8 slices sour dough bread
  • softened butter
  • 16 slices black forest ham
  • 16 slices genoa salami
  • 1 can artichoke hearts drained and pulled apart
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts


  • Preheat a panini press to 300 degrees F. Add the ingredients for the creamy pesto to a food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • Butter 8 slices of bread, then flip them over and spread the creamy pesto on the opposite side. Place 4 slices, butter side down, on the panini press. Layer each with 2 slices ham, a small handful of artichokes leaves, 2 slices salami and the other slice of bread. Close the panini press and grill for 3-5 minutes.
  • Then remove the sandwiches, open them up and add a handful of alfalfa sprouts. Press them closed again, cut and serve warm.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 1022kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 3624mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1900IU | Vitamin C: 25.8mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 8.3mg