panini veggies

Helping Hubbie: Porto-BOOM Panini

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 15 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 20 mins
  • yield Yield: 4 1x
  • category Category: Sandwiches Vegetarian, Real Men Cook



  • 3 portobello mushrooms
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 cups of the grilled vegetables (use the veggies reserved from Grilled Vegetable Orzo)
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, softened
  • 4 oz. basil pesto (store bought or Homemade Basil Pesto)
  • 4 mini ciabatta rolls


  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Season both sides of portobello mushrooms with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Grill mushrooms for 8-10 minutes per side. (will have slight grill marks)
  3. Bring Mushrooms in to cool, once cool, slice mushrooms into 1″ slices. Set aside to use for assembly.
  4. Cut mini ciabatta’s in half. Put 1 T. of pesto on one side and 1 oz. of crumbled goat cheese on the other side.
  5. Arrange 3 slices of portobello on the goat cheese side along with 1/2 cup of grilled vegetables.
  6. Place the pesto side on top of the grilled vegetable side and place on panini press. (or on a grill pan)
  7. Cook panini for about 4-5 minutes. (cheese will be gooey and you will have a nice crust on your bread) Slice in half and eat! 🙂