Cheesy Pancetta Panini with Rosemary {Panini al Rosmarino e Formaggio}

Bread, Cheese and Pancetta. What’s not to love right? Put it together and you have this small crunchy ooey gooey bite of bliss that’s been kissed with a smidge of rustic woody rosemary. Yes, it’s pretty fantastic and EASY. It’s a great snack, light lunch or an amazing appetizer.

This the season for parties after all and appetizers reign supreme. My secret for making these quickly and easily… Pepperidge Farm Artisan Rolls. There my secret is out. It’s a complete time saver, not to mention they’re unlike any other frozen bread product I’ve tried {and just for the record, Pepperidge Farm isn’t sponsoring this post I just happen to love their products. Period.}

You can pull these little beauties together in about 15 minutes. Cut them in half, add a decorative skewer and plate them up. Easy, effortless entertaining. That’s my motto!


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Cheesy Rosemary Sandwiches
What you’ll need:
6 slices pancetta
6 Pepperidge Farm Stone Baked French Artisan Rolls
7 ounces Kerrygold Swiss cheese – sliced or grated
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place pancetta {or bacon} slices onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake until crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen towels to absorb excess grease. When cool, crumble. Set aside.

3.  At the same time the bacon is in the oven, place rolls onto a separate baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Cut in half vertically.

4. Top bottom of rolls with a few slices of cheese, sprinkle with bacon and rosemary. Bake for approximately 5 minutes OR until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    Your food always looks so delicious. Pancetta makes delicious sandwiches but this one has to be the tastiest I’ve seen.

  2. 2

    Gosh! That looks delicious.It never fails! I always skip a meal before I visit and my tummy goes into a fit of misery because your scrumptious creation is not right on hand.

  3. 3

    This sounds lovely!

  4. 4

    Yom Nom!

  5. 5

    I agree with you, Paula — easy is the way to go when you’re entertaining! Haven’t tried these Pepperidge Farm rolls yet, but I surely will. Thanks!

  6. 6

    OH that cheese Paula! Seriously stunning!

  7. 7

    OMG. ogmgoomggoogmomg

  8. 8

    Quick and fabulous! Love your panini!

  9. 9

    I could eat a couple of these everyday of the week. What a simple, but completely addictive, flavor combination.

  10. 11

    So I just had gallbladder surgery last week, and can now eat ANYTHING without having awful pains… and I cant wait to indulge in this!

  11. 12

    Holy smokes I know what I want for lunch!

  12. 13

    Oh my gosh, that cheese!!!

  13. 14

    Pancetta? Check. Rosemary? Check. Heaven? TOTALLY. This panini is making me swoon.


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