Spicy Grilled Manchego & Serrano Panini

This spicy take on everyone's favorite grilled cheese gets its kick from spicy pimento aioli. It adds an amazing depth of flavor to these super easy-to-make Spanish influenced panini.  

Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings


  • 4 whole wheat sandwich thins
  • ¼ cup lowfat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ cup shredded manchego cheese
  • 8 slices serrano ham
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


Combine mayonnaise and smoked paprika in a small bowl. Split sandwich thins and spread with spiced mayonnaise. Layer each with 3 TB cheese and 2 slices ham. Spray both sides of panini lightly with cooking spray and season with salt. Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook panini for 2-3 minutes per side or until cheese is melted.  Slice in half and serve warm.