Sausage Breakfast Panini

My husband and I bought a panini maker for our first anniversary and we both quickly fell in love with the magic that is toasting a sandwich while squishing it all together. There's something that seems so special about the finished product, and what is easier than making a sandwich? After we had exhausted all our ideas for dinner paninis we expanded to breakfast. Paninis are a great way to use up leftover breakfast food. Take food out of the fridge, place between two pieces of bread, squish, bake and voila! New breakfast! This panini is uses cooked sausage, chopped apples, cheddar cheese and English muffin bread. Not a bad way to start the day.

Sausage Breakfast Panini

16 oz tube of sausage (we use maple flavor)
1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
8 slices cheddar cheese
16 pieces of bread

Cook sausage in a large pan over medium heat, using a spatula to break large chunks into smaller pieces. Heat panini pan. Butter one side of each piece of bread. On the non-buttered side, add 1/8 of the sausage, 1/8 of the apple and a slice of cheddar cheese. Top with another piece of bread and bake on the panini until the bread is toasted and the cheese has melted. Serve.

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Thanks, Marla! It's one of those, "Why didn't I think of this sooner?" type things. I'm going to try eggs, bacon and cheese sometime, too.

Oh I just got a panini press for Christmas and am dieing to make some breakfast paninis. This and the strawberry one sound so good! I've been giving mine quite the workout. Can I tell you that I use parchment paper for easy clean up. I made hot wings on it last night for dinner and clean up was a snap.

Thanks, meehiesmom. That's a great tip about the parchment paper. Hope you enjoy the breakfast versions.

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