Fig, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Panini

August 11, 2015 by Kari Karch

Why not indulge in the season’s best ingredients and make a delicious sammie to enjoy on a beautiful sunny afternoon? This panini is loaded with some farmhouse classics and is sure to please a crowd. Happy Eating!


preparation time
10 mins

cook time




1 loaf of ciabiatta bread sliced horizontally

8 slices of applewood smoked bacon cooked till crisp

2 cup arugula

4 ounces goat cheese



Heat a Kenmore sandwich press to medium high heat. Spread the fig jam on the bread and top with bacon, goat cheese, and arugula. Spread jam on other half of ciabiatta bread. Brush olive oil on top of bread and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place into panini maker and cook till golden (about 3-5 minutes.) Serve with homemade salt and pepper potato chips for an added bonus!! ENJOY

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.