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Pesto, Toasted Pine Nut, & Mozzarella Panini Sandwich Recipe

A delicious alternative to the boring sandwich, this Weight Watchers friendly panini sandwich recipe will wake up your taste buds with toasted pine nuts, pesto, and mozzarella cheese!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: mozzarella, panini, panini sandwich, pesto, toasted pine nuts
Servings: 2 people
Author: Housewives of Frederick County, LLC


  • Panini Press


  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp prepared pesto
  • 4 oz part-skim mozzarella I used shredded
  • 4 slices whole wheat artisan bread


  • Spray some Pam (non-stick spray) in a skillet and set it on medium heat.
  • Toast the pine nuts in the skillet, turning with a spatula, until they turn golden brown.
  • Spread the pesto on 2 slices of bread.
  • Layer each slice with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts on top.
  • Top with the remaining slices of bread.
  • On the preheated skillet, add more Pam and grill both sides of the sandwich until the cheese has melted and the bread is a golden brown.


10 Weight Watchers Points per panini sandwich