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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Servings: 4

Quick-and-Easy Vegetarian Grilled Caprese Panini

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Bring Italian flair to your next BBQ with this great-tasting, Quick-and-Easy Grilled Caprese Panini. Classic Caprese salad ingredients are served on a lightly grilled Villaggio® Toscana Extra Soft Sausage Bun for a savoury vegetarian sandwich that's big on flavour.

Comfort Food


  • 4 Villaggio® Toscana Extra Soft Sausage Buns
  • 1 tub (200 g) bocconcini cheese, drained and sliced
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 16 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) tomato sauce



  1. Preheat grill to medium heat; grease grate well.
  2. Toss together bocconcini cheese, olive oil and salt.
  3. Sandwich cheese in buns with basil and tomato sauce.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; grill sandwiches, pressing down with a spatula for about 2 minutes per side or until bread is grill-marked and cheese melts.

Tip: Add a pinch of hot pepper flakes for a spicy kick if desired.