Bacon Mushroom Mozzarella Melt Panini

Bacon Mushroom Mozzarella Melt Panini, crispy bacon, melting mozzarella and and earthy mushroom sandwiched in a grilled Italian flat bread

Bacon Mushroom Mozzarella Melt Panini

We should all call it panino not panini but why?

Panino is basically the singular form of panini, so you cannot call a single “panini” a panini or even call lots of “panini” as paninis it just so wrong (don’t worry I am a culprit), I guess this would sound funny in an Italians ear. This is similar to pizza, we cannot call them pizza pie because pizza already means pie so calling it pizza pie is like saying “pie pie”.

Another thing to note is that a panino/panini is not a type of bread but it is a word used to define sandwich made on a small loaf of bread. Take note of the word loaf, because this literally separates it from others like the sliced bread which is just a part of a whole loaf. The sliced bread sandwich is called tramezzino and never a panino.

So what bread are used on paninos? Ciabatta and baguette are the most common ones but due to its popularity the popular flat bread with the distinctive grill marks were introduced and now called a panini. As for the fillings there are no rules on what to put in there but the popular ones are dried/processed meats and cheese and for today we will be making a panino filled with mozzarella, bacon and mushroom.

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Bacon Mushroom Mozzarella Melt Panini

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style


Bacon Mushroom Mozzarella Melt Panini, crispy bacon, melting mozzarella and and earthy mushroom sandwiched in a grilled Italian flat bread


  • 4 pcs Panini
  • 8 pcs streaky bacon
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 250 g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 25 g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 dozen white button mushrooms, sliced
  • oil


  1. In a non-stick pan add a small amount of oil then cook bacon pieces until crispy. Once cooked, remove from pan then set them aside to cool down. Once cooled down and crispy, roughly chop them and set them aside.
  2. Drain oil from pan leaving a small amount to cook your mushrooms. Place pan back in the stove top then cook the mushrooms. Once cooked, remove from pan then set them aside.
  3. Prepare your paninis, slice them in the middle like a sandwich. Place a layer of mozzarella, parmesan, bacon, onion, mushroom and another layer of mozzarella. Press the bread firmly to flatten then set aside.
  4. Prepare a stove top grill or a ribbed sandwich press, once hot place your filled paninis. Grill until cheese melts.


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15 Responses

  1. hoytapeo says:


    We really like your daily recipe :)

  2. The perfect lunch.
    Have a happy weekend Raymund.
    :-) Mandy xo

  3. I could devour one now! BTW, i’m Italian and laughed so hard reading this. You are
    exactly right. Great post!

  4. Charisma says:

    These look soo good!! I wish I had a couple now!

  5. Caroline says:

    Talk about delicious! This is my ideal sandwich…YUM! Love the gooey cheese.

  6. mmmm bacon! looks great!

  7. I had no idea about the differences in forms, I just figured it was a regional pronunciation. Anyway, your panino looks amazing! Would love to have this for lunch today:)

  8. Oh these bacon mushroom mozzarella panini make me melt! These are awesome. Must try making them. Thanks for the recipe, Raymund!

  9. mjskit says:

    No one could resist this sandwich – I certainly couldn’t. Bacon, mushrooms and cheese – so good!

  10. Once again, you’ve made me ridiculously hungry!!! :D

  11. MOUTH WATERING! Look at the melted cheese. I just drooled. =P

  12. Reblogged this on 3F'S and commented:
    oh my goodness me.
    Bacon’s saltiness just add a twist to the blandness of mushroom.

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