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Pepperoni Pizza Panini and a Cookbook #Giveaway

Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Panini

Summary: Flatbread solves the problem of soggy bread in a Pepperoni Pizza Panini, and has a crust-like texture.


  • 4 flatbreads, such as naan or pita
  • 1⁄2 cup marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 4 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, torn


  1. Heat the panini press to medium-high heat.
  2. For each sandwich: Cut the flatbread in half across the diameter, creating two semicircles— these will become your top and bottom halves. Spread a layer of marinara on both flatbread halves. Top one half with a thin layer of cheese and arrange pepperoni slices to cover the cheese. Scatter some basil pieces over the pepperoni and top with more cheese. Close the sandwich with the other flatbread half, marinara side down.
  3. Grill two panini at a time, with the lid closed, until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted, 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Makes 4 panini.


Recipe and photo © 2013 by Kathy Strahs and used by permission of The Harvard Common Press.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Italian

Cookbook Giveaway!


Update 9/20/13: Sarah M. from Swannanoa, NC is the winner of the cookbook. Congrats, Sarah, and thanks to all of you for playing! Stay tuned because I’m always on the prowl for more great giveaways for ShockD readers. 

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the cookbook for review, and the publisher will send a copy to my winner. All opinions expressed in the post are my own.