Edgar's Bakery Marilyn Monroe Panini

Edgar's Bakery Marilyn Monroe Panini - chicken, pepperoni and mozzarella

August is Panini month! One of my favorite panini's comes from a local bakery called Edgar's. In addition to wonderful sandwiches, Edgar's has the best strawberry cake - EVER! I always get an Edgar's strawberry cupcake for my birthday.

My panini of choice at Edgar's is the Marilyn Monroe.  Edgar's describes it as "Hot steaming sliced breast of chicken with pepperoni and melted mozzarella cheese on toasted cheddar bread with marinara dipping sauce."  I describe it as "YUM".  How could I not love this sandwich?!  It combines my love of chicken and pizza.

I decided to make an at-home version.  I don't own a panini press, but I do have a grill press.  I used the grill press to press down the sandwiches in my grill pan.  They turned out great!!  We both loved the sandwich.  I might even say that my version was better than the original!

Edgar's Bakery Marilyn Monroe Panini - chicken, pepperoni and mozzarella

Edgar's Bakery Marilyn Monroe Panini - chicken, pepperoni and mozzarella

The Marilyn Monroe
(Printable Recipe)

  • 2 slices Pepperidge Farms Soft Sourdough bread
  • 5 slices turkey pepperoni
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 5 slices deli chicken meat
  • butter
  • garlic powder
  • pizza sauce for dipping

Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread and sprinkle with garlic powder.  Put one piece of mozzarella cheese each non-buttered side of bread.  Top one side with pepperoni and chicken.  Place the remaining slice of bread butter side up ontop of meat.  Place butter-side down in heated grill pan.  (I used a grill press to press the sandwich down in the pan)  Flip and grill until golden brown.  Serve with heated pizza sauce.

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  1. omg, this sounds WONderful. I don't own a panini press either, but my handy little foil wrapped brick and my grill pan work just fine. And that brick takes up alot less room than a panini press. Thanks for sharing this sandwich idea.

  2. that looks truly fantastic. Now I just need to find some turkey pepperoni!

  3. My husband works late on Tuesdays, so I usually try to have pizza or some kind of nice sandwiches. I know what I'm making tonight! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I love paninis, and this looks wonderful. I'll have to make this soon. Yum!

  5. I have a grill pan and press. I should try making paninis at home. They'd make nice weekend lunches. Thanks for the idea!

  6. I just have to tell you...our family LOVES these sandwiches! I sing the praises of them on my blog and on Facebook. I recently posted your link again: http://www.facebook.com/stacymakescents/posts/290532797652192

  7. Looks Yummy! I love panini sandwiches of all kind. I also Love Edgar's. I visited the one in Birmingham.


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