Ham and Manchego Cheese Panini with Dipping Sauce

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Prep time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

Yield: Serves 2

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Ingredients

  • 4 slices country bread
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced ham
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) Manchego cheese coarsely grated
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Directions

  1. Top each of 2 bread slices with ham, Manchego, and remaining slices. Brush tops of panini with 2 teaspoons oil.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-low. Place panini in skillet, oiled side up. Cover; cook until golden brown and cheese has melted, 5 to 8 minutes per side, pressing down with a spatula 3 to 4 times during cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, make dipping sauce: In a small bowl, mix together jam and Dijon. Serve panini with sauce on the side.
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