Vegetable Panini Sandwich Recipe

There is something so Delicious about a Panini Sandwich!  I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes that I think you will love too. I enjoy mine open face for more flavor but you could serve it closed as well.

olive oil
1 eggplant cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 small red onion
1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 Tomato thinly sliced                                                                                       
Fresh Basil
Pesto Sauce
Balsamic Glaze

You will find Balsamic glazes in many of the high-end cooking stores that will run up to $20.00  I have found the $3 bottle at Trader Joe’s is just as comparable   Although I enjoy making my own pesto, the store-bought jar at Trader Joe’s is quite good as well.

Heat a  pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle the oil over the eggplant, onion, and peppers and cook until tender (about 10 minutes)

Slice the baguette in half and toast for about a minute. Spread the baguette with the pesto, add the cooked vegetables on top followed by tomato slices, mozzarella, and Basil.

Cook in a 350-degree oven until cheese is melted.  Drizzle The balsamic glaze on top and enjoy!

I also wanted to say thank you for all the heartfelt comments on Bailey and the Kitchen, I enjoyed reading each and every beautiful note from you.

~Enjoy the weekend~


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  1. Looks delish, I love eggplant but have never made it at home for some reason. I can’t wait to try this. Hope you have a fun weekend and forget all about this stinky week. A nice glass of vino and this panini for dinner sounds good to me!!

  2. Yummy!
    Your last post was so beautifully written…tugging at the heartstrings. Here’s what I’m thinking; this next year is going to be one of your best yet. It has to be because of the old age rule of struggles occurring in 3’s, well you’ve had yours: bathroom, kitchen & Bailey. Heres to sunny things coming your way.

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