Sausage, Peppers & Smoked Mozzarella Panini

Sausage, Peppers & Smoked Mozzarella Panini

It’s not that I don’t like football – it’s just that I have a hard time getting really into it. My mom always ribs me for routinely mixing up offense and defense when I was the JV cheerleading captain in high school. Details! I do enjoy the excitement of the game, though. They use some pretty snazzy on-screen graphics and the beer commercials are usually entertaining, I can appreciate that. But the best part about football season, for me, is football food.

Sausage, Peppers & Smoked Mozzarella Panini are the perfect big-flavor panini to enjoy while watching the big game, inspired by classic Italian sausage and peppers. Hot Italian sausage links are layered in with zesty bell peppers and onions, blanketed in smoked mozzarella cheese, and grilled nice and toasty on Italian bread. Serve marinara sauce on the side for dipping and enjoy!

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  1. So glad I found your blog- my mom gave me a panini maker for my birthday,and with your recipes I will really give it a workout!
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    Posted 11.4.09 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      Excellent – I’m glad you found me too! Happy grilling! 🙂

      Posted 11.4.09 Reply
  2. lo wrote:

    It’s true — this is serious football food. And even those of us who don’t understand the game (yes, there are others out there), can enjoy it!
    .-= lo´s last blog ..Cold Comfort: Root Veggie Stew with Beef =-.

    Posted 11.5.09 Reply
  3. Great panini. Can’t wait to check out Food2.

    Posted 11.6.09 Reply
  4. Ariel wrote:

    Just stumbled across your site here and basically filed away half your creations to try out! Thank you so much for sharing!
    .-= Ariel´s last blog ..God’s Gonna Blow Those Clouds Away, and Give Me a Sunny Day. =-.

    Posted 11.7.09 Reply
  5. Kevin wrote:

    Sausage and pepper are a great sandwich combo!

    Posted 11.8.09 Reply
  6. tiina wrote:

    I just found your blog. I’m in love! Happy November!
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    Posted 11.9.09 Reply
  7. Nate wrote:

    Oh, slather on some really good mustard, and it’s heaven!
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    Posted 11.10.09 Reply
  8. I should know better than to visit your blog when I have the midnight munchies, but I’m telling you…this panini would hit the spot!
    .-= Sandie (Inn Cuisine)´s last blog ..Drop In & Decorate This Holiday Season! =-.

    Posted 11.11.09 Reply
  9. Tracey wrote:

    You are so right. This is the perfect football watching sandwich.

    Posted 11.13.09 Reply
  10. leigh wrote:

    hello! wonderful post and i just realized i don’t think i ever sent you the link to your interview on our sandwich blog! thanks so much again, it was great to hear your perspective!!!

    Posted 11.15.09 Reply
  11. Sylvia wrote:

    Oooh these look delicious for a football game (perhaps the National Championship?) I love sausage and peppers together– and you can’t go wrong with melted cheese. Delightful!

    Posted 1.1.10 Reply
  12. Ross wrote:

    Oh man, it is lunch time over in the UK at the moment and this is making me drool lol.

    Anything with sausage and cheese goes down a treat in my book!


    Posted 9.4.10 Reply
  13. Paninis are some of the things that I really enjoy preparing at any time, because they always taste very well. I do love to cook and to experiment with new recipes, so I am going to try this one as soon as possible. The pictures make it look quite delicious.

    Posted 11.2.10 Reply