In this Peach Panini Sandwich tangy creamy goat cheese pairs with sweet, juicy peaches. This is a go-to summer panini recipe to make when you find ripe peaches at your local market.

Peach and Goat Cheese Panini on a plate

Why We Love This Recipe For Peach Panini Sandwich

You have likely had a savory panini, like our Italian Vegetable Panini Sandwich. But have you ever tried a panini with fruit? When fresh peaches are in season, make sure you treat yourself to this delicious juicy peach sandwich!

This peach sandwich takes just 15 minutes to prepare so it’s a great gourmet sandwich option for lunch or for dinner on a busy night. A drizzle of agave or honey at the end makes all the flavors pop.

Recipe Highlights

  • Takes 15 minutes to make
  • Vegetarian
  • Only calls for 7 ingredients, including salt
  • A delicious and unique way to showcase summer peaches

Key Ingredients For This Peach Sandwich

  • Goat Cheese: Use fresh plain goat cheese without herbs. I love the one from Vermont Creamery.
  • Plain Non-Fat Yogurt: Reduced or whole-fat yogurt is also fine here.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Kosher Salt
  • Honey Whole-Wheat Bread: I like this bread for this panini because it is soft and slightly sweet. Here’s our recipe for honey wheat bread if you want to make yours from scratch. Or you can make it with bakery bread. Obviously, other bread would work—you could use a sourdough, a white sandwich bread or even gluten-free bread.
  • Peach: Look for ripe peaches. If you can’t find them, nectarines are a good substitute.
  • Raw Agave or Honey

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Preheat panini press

Preheat the panini press to medium-high.

Step 2: Make goat cheese mixture

While the panini press preheats, mash together the goat cheese, yogurt, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium bowl to make a smooth spreadable mixture. Lay the bread out on a work surface. Spread the goat cheese mixture over four slices of bread, then place a single layer of peach slices on two of them. Place the remaining two slices on top to form two sandwiches.

Step 3: Cook peach panini sandwich

Lightly coat the panini press with cooking spray (or brush with a tiny bit of melted butter or oil.) Add sandwiches and cook until the sandwiches are toasted and hot all the way through, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.

Step 4: Serve peach and goat cheese panini

Carefully cut the peach panini in half, and serve with agave or honey.

Peach and Goat Cheese Panini on a plate

FAQs and Expert Tips for this Peach and Goat Cheese Panini

Can I make these in advance?

These sandwiches are best eaten immediately. However you could make them up to 3 hours ahead, wrap them in a layer of tin foil or parchment paper and store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Can I make this without a panini press?

Don’t worry, if you don’t have a panini press, check out this post from the Kitchn about how to make a panini without a press.

What variations on this sandwich would be good?

You can try swapping out goat cheese for cream cheese. You could also make a cheddar and peach panini instead, and completely omit the yogurt-goat cheese mixture. You could use an herbed goat cheese and omit the pumpkin pie spice. You could also try this idea with plums, apricots, cherries or even blackberries.

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Peach and Goat Cheese Panini

Peach Panini Sandwich


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  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 panini 1x

Description

In this Peach Panini Sandwich tangy creamy goat cheese pairs with sweet, juicy peaches. This is a go-to summer panini recipe to make when you find ripe peaches at your local market.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch salt
  • 4 large slices honey whole-wheat bread
  • 1 peach, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon raw agave or honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat panini press to medium-high.
  2. Meanwhile, mash goat cheese, yogurt, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium bowl to make smooth spreadable consistency. Lay bread out on work surface. Make two sandwiches by spreading goat cheese over the four slices of bread, and top with a single layer of peach slices. Put tops on sandwiches.
  3. Lightly coat panini press with cooking spray (or brush with a tiny bit of melted butter or oil.) Add sandwiches and cook until the sandwiches are toasted and hot all the way through, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.
  4. Carefully cut panini in half, and serve with agave or honey.

Notes

Cooking Tip: These sandwiches are best eaten immediately, and I wouldn’t recommend making them more than a few hours before eating. If you’re looking to pack them as a lunch, wrap them in a layer of tin foil or parchment paper and store in the fridge until ready to eat.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cuisine: American