Super Smoked Panini French Bread

Take a break from the ordinary and enjoy a Parisian lunch with this Hillshire Farm® recipe gem. Simmered smoked sausage on a french bread panini with Dijon mustard and tangy cranberry sauce makes this recipe a lunchtime favorite for years to come.

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  • Prep Time

    10 Minutes

  • Cook Time

    10 Minutes

  • Makes

    4 Servings (1 sandwich each)

Ingredients

8 Slices

Italian bread

2 Tbsps.

butter or margarine, softened

4 Tsps.

Dijon mustard

1/2 Cup

whole berry cranberry sauce

4 Slices

Gouda cheese

1

ripe Bartlett pear, cored and cut into thin slices

Preparation

1

Cut sausage into 4 equal lengths, then cut each section lengthwise, but not all the way through, so sausage lies flat.  Cook sausage on preheated panini grill or large non-stick skillet until browned and heated through.

2

Spread butter on one side of each bread slice.  Turn slices over and spread with Dijon mustard and cranberry sauce.

3

For each sandwich, layer one split sausage section, several pear slices and a slice of cheese.  Top with bread slice, buttered side facing up.

4

Grill sandwich on panini grill about 4-5 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. 

Cook's Tip: If you don’t have a panini grill you can use a large non-stick skillet to cook the sandwiches. Place a pie plate weighted down with heavy canned goods on top of the sandwiches while they cook. Cook the first side 2 minutes or until golden brown then carefully turn the sandwich. Weight it down again and cook another 2 minutes until cheese melts and second side is crisp and golden brown.