Disney World Inspired, Veggie Panini
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Recipe type: Lunch
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Serves: 4
 
What You'll Need
  • 1 loaf of hearty bread (I used a whole grain)
  • 3 bell peppers quartered
  • 2 zucchini sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 4 slices of provolone cheese
  • 3 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into ½ inch spears
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pat of butter
  • 1 tbs. corn starch
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
Instructions
  1. A few hours beforehand, slice the sweet potatoes and add them to a large bowl filled with cold water. Let them soak for at least 1 hour before proceeding.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375. In a gallon-sized ziploc bag, add the sliced sweet potato as well as the corn-starch and cinnamon. Shake the bag about 5-10 times or until the slices are well coated. Add the olive oil and shake, once again making sure all of the fries are coated. On a baking sheet (I coated mine in PAM ) spread the fries out evenly. Allow to bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper, and add bell peppers, zucchini and mushrooms. Coat in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Using either a panini press, or a griddle pan over medium-high heat (as I did) add the pat of butter and allow to melt. Add your bread. In order to get "grill marks" (for those of you NOT using a panini press) press down on the bread using a spatula so that it gets a nice sear. Once the outside has been toasted, flip for only a few seconds and allow the other-side to "warm". Flip again (so the soft middle is facing up) and add 1 slice of cheese. Take your grilled veggies from the oven and stack them as you see fit! Serve with sweet potato fries!
Recipe by The Blonde Chef at https://www.theblondechef.com/disney-world-inspired-veggie-panini/