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Pimiento Cheese Panini

Pimiento cheese, a Southern favorite, travels west here with the addition of cumin and chili powder.

Servings
6
Duration
30 min

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 4-oz. jar diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 12 slices pumpernickel sandwich bread
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

Preparation

1. Stir together Cheddar, mayonnaise, pimientos, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne in bowl. Spread cheese mixture on 6 slices bread; top with zucchini and remaining bread slices. 

2. Spray panini with cooking spray. Coat skillet or grill pan with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Place panini in pan; weight with smaller-diameter saucepan weighted with 2 cans. Cook 2 minutes. Flip, replace weight, and cook 2 minutes more. (Or cook 4 minutes in panini maker.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 sandwich
  • Calories 302
  • Carbohydrate Content 35 g
  • Cholesterol Content 28 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Sodium Content 873 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g