This is a cheesy idea both literally and figuratively. I wasn’t going to post it but I’ve made it a few times and figured what the heck. Maybe it will inspire you.
The idea is simply a pizza sandwich. You guys know by know I’m completely obsessed with pizza. I always have been. Normally I make english muffin pizzas but I didn’t have any shredded cheese and, to be honest, I was too lazy to pull out the grater.
I opened the draw and saw a bag of Mini Babybel Lights. Now, you may think these baby’s don’t melt well because they are light (have you ever tried to melt a slice of fat free cheese? Yikes!) but you’d be mistaken. These things melt beautifully!
So melt it I did. Right between two English Muffins in the George Forman. The Babybels are quite thick so I’m not sure this would work in a skillet. You kind of need the heat from both sides to penetrate and get to the cheese fast.
The results was a warm, gooey pizza panini, and that’s why I made it again today. :)
Here’s what I did…
- 1 Whole Wheat English Muffin or Sandwich Thin
- 1 tbsp pizza sauce (you could use tomato paste, just be sure to sprinkle with salt and spices)
- 1 Mini Babybel Light
- Your fav pizza topics, optional of course (pepperoni, baby spinach, diced peppers)
If you like a crunchier muffin, pre-toast. I tend to like mine soft so I kept it raw.
Smear the sauce on the muffin, top with any toping and then place the cheese in the center.
Press in the George Foreman or a panini press.
Mine took exactly 4 minutes to melt through.
Here’s the one I made today with added spinach!
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