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Ham and Artichoke Panini

*I realize the picture is not great..I was trying to capture the salty goodness, but this picture doesn’t do this ham and artichoke panini justice. These puppies are so good.

Is Ham Precooked?

 If it is cured, smoked or baked, ham is considered “pre-cooked,” and would not need to be cooked before eating.

“Fresh” ham in not precooked and needs to be cooked before eating.

Is Artichoke Good For You? 

Artichoke is a good source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K.

Artichoke is also packed with antioxidants which protect the cells of your body.

Can You Eat Artichoke Raw?

 Although most artichoke recipes call for the vegetable to be steamed, sauteed or braised, artichokes can also be eaten raw.

Ham and Artichoke Panini

Ham and Artichoke Panini

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


Recipe By: Emeril Lagasse

  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra-virgin, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar balsamic
  • 2 teaspoons oregano leaves minced fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 12 slices bread ciabatta or other rustic Italian white bread, thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces provolone thinly sliced
  • 6 oz artichoke hearts, marinated, drained and sliced
  • 2 ounces salami thinly sliced genoa


  • Whisk 6 tablespoons of the olive oil, vinegar, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl to blend.
  • Arrange the slices of bread on a flat work surface and, using a brush, divide the vinaigrette equally among 1 side of each slice.
  • Divide the provolone equally among the bread slices.
  • Top 6 of the slices of bread equally with the sliced artichoke hearts and sliced genoa salami and then place the remaining 6 slices on top.
  • Brush the outsides of each sandwich with some of the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Heat a grill, large skillet or grill pan over medium heat.
  • Add the sandwiches and cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted, pressing occasionally to compact with a large spatula or the bottom of a heavy small saucepan, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove the sandwiches from the grill, cut in half and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Ham and Artichoke Panini
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 1055mg46%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 544IU11%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 308mg31%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • What a great panini!

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  • I love the flavors in this recipe! You don't need a picture to see this is one fantastic Panini!

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  • I love the flavors in this recipe! You don't need a picture to see this is one fantastic Panini!

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