Breakfast Panini

It turns out that my parents read my blog. Which is totally cool! It’s not like I’m blogging about that one time I picked up a hitchiker or stole day of the week underwear from the store, but it does mean that they now have written proof that I borrowed their panini grill and plan to keep it forever. Darn it.

Before they demand it back I thought I would go ahead and whip up another panini. This was a totally last minute breakfast that was super simple to prepare and totally filling.

I scrambled my egg and fried a hard egg for my husband. I always bake a pound of bacon each week and then keep it in a baggie in the fridge for easy grabbing, so that really cut down on the time to make these! You could also use sausage patties or a slice of ham. I grated two yukon gold potatoes in my food processor and then fried those up into yummy hashbrowns. Pile all of that on some thinly sliced sourdough bread with a big helping of sharp cheddar cheese, pop it on the panini grill, and you’ve got breakfast.

This was so simple and so tasty!

Breakfast Paninis for Two


  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • butter, for the bread
  • 2 eggs, scrambled or fried
  • 4 slices cooked bacon (or a sausage patty or slice of ham)
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes, shredded
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Butter the bread and set aside.
  2. Turn on the panini grill to preheat.
  3. Place a large skillet over medium heat and drizzle the olive oil. Arrange hashbrowns in a single layer and cook for about 10 minutes or until browned on bottom. Flip the hashbrowns over and continue cooking until browned and cooked through.
  4. Cook eggs according to your preference.
  5. Layer the cheese, eggs, meat, and hashbrowns on one slice of bread. Sprinkle on a bit more cheese on top. Top with the remaining slice of bread.
  6. Grill on panini grill until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy and golden brown.

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19 Responses to “Breakfast Panini”

  1. Dianna September 7, 2011 @ 5:22 am (#

    This looks really yummy!!! I gotta try that tomorrow. I think the only thing I’m missing is bacon.

    Thanks for the great idea!


  2. Sue September 7, 2011 @ 8:19 am (#

    I love breakfast burritos, so I KNOW I will love these! Such a delicious idea, and great way to start the day~Thanks!


  3. Erin September 7, 2011 @ 9:17 am (#

    My tummy is rumbling now, asking why I only gave it a bagel and a banana this morning when I could’ve had this!


  4. Amy @ A Little Nosh September 7, 2011 @ 10:02 am (#

    Perfection in a sandwich.


  5. Joanne September 7, 2011 @ 1:55 pm (#

    I discovered this week that my parents read my blog also! Though…that didn’t deter me from writing about how I steal figs from their yard. Oops.

    This sandwich looks delicious! Way to start the day off right.


  6. Lauren September 7, 2011 @ 3:43 pm (#

    What a GREAT idea! I’m going to have to try this! So smart!


  7. Jessica September 7, 2011 @ 5:28 pm (#

    This sounds amazing! I can not wait to try it out on my girlfriend that is coming to stay with me next week! Yum!


  8. Karyn H September 7, 2011 @ 7:02 pm (#

    I don’t eat any meat, but this was excellent with some hatch green chiles in place of the meat. Yum! Thanks for sharing.


  9. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum September 7, 2011 @ 7:34 pm (#

    I love paninis of all shapes and sizes! And even though I don’t really care for eggs (I know, weird)… this looks like an awesome way to start the day.


  10. Rivki Locker September 7, 2011 @ 8:07 pm (#

    I had some lovely homemade sourdough leftover today and made a lovely breakfast panini too. Mine had pesto, omelette and cheese, and it was wonderful. Your version looks amazing too. Thanks for sharing. Hope your parents decide to let you keep the panini maker. I couldn’t manage without mine!


  11. Monika September 7, 2011 @ 9:10 pm (#

    I just decided to see if I could find a new breakfast recipe! You read my mind. Yum!


  12. Cindy B. September 7, 2011 @ 9:17 pm (#

    Sounds good.


  13. Julie September 7, 2011 @ 10:36 pm (#

    Oh man! I would love this in the morning…I’d have to do it for dinner since I’m too disorganized in the a.m.


  14. natalie (the sweets life) September 8, 2011 @ 1:50 pm (#

    brilliant! we love breakfast sandwiches. we love paninis. i can’t believe i’ve never combined the two!


  15. Simone September 8, 2011 @ 11:30 pm (#

    My dad reads my blog too and the only thing he always comments on is why I didn’t bring any of those delicious items to them. Love these paninis!


  16. Jennifer October 11, 2011 @ 8:32 pm (#

    My mom went through a phase where she gave everyone she knew a George Foreman grill. I rarely use it to cook anything anymore, but it makes a great stand in for a panini maker. I just might use it to give these a try!


  17. Petra July 17, 2014 @ 12:21 pm (#

    Sounds yummy, but where’s the nutrition information?
    Probably have more than enough salt for one day, cholesterol from the eggs? How about Southwestern Egg Beaters, turkey bacon or sausage?
    Love the sourdough toast and the whole thing, but I’ll bet you are one of those picketing McDonald’s for “making America fat” while you send us this out the other side of your mouth.



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