Spicy Jalapeño Havarti Panini

4 servings
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Great alternative for a breakfast or brunch sandwich.


  • 1 ring precooked andouille sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread, cut into 2 1/2-inch sections and split
  • 1/8 cup spinach leaves, optional


  1. Heat panini press to 350°F.
  2. Slice andouille sausage into 1/2-inch thick coins; sear in frying pan over medium heat until browned. Remove from heat.
  3. Butter outside crusts of ciabatta sections. Place sections butter-side-down on work surface. Layer browned sausage, spinach (if using), tomato slices and cheese over bottom crust. Close with the top section, butter-side-up.
  4. Grill in panini press 6-8 minutes, or until heated throughout.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare eggs in a skillet over medium heat. Place over hot sandwiches and serve immediately.