Bistro Black Forest Panini


5 minutes


11 minutes


3 sandwiches




  • 1/3 cup buttermilk ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 slices hearty dark wheat bread
  • 1 package Land O’Frost Bistro Favorites Black Forest Ham
  • 3 slices American cheese
  • 4 kosher dill pickles, halved


  1. Heat olive oil in non-stick pan over high heat.
  2. Separate slices of ham, and sauté for three minutes. Turn slices over, repeat for another three minutes on other side.
  3. Spread ranch dressing on both sides of bread, place kosher dill slices and cheese on bottom half, then top with heated ham slices.
  4. Close sandwich, place in panini or grill press, and heat until cheese melts, about 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!


Chef Timothy Baran

About the Chef: Chef Timothy Baran

Chef Tim Baran is Land O’Frost’s first-ever innovation chef. He works closely with the company’s product development teams to explore the latest culinary trends, test new products and create recipes for families across the country to enjoy. He discovered his love for cooking as a child, by helping his mom prepare meals for their family of seven. This inspired him to pursue a career in culinary arts where he developed extensive knowledge and understanding of consumer tastes and preferences, as well as an appreciation for uncomplicated, quality ingredients. Prior to joining Land O’Frost, he created menus for prominent organizations like the American Red Cross and Big Brothers Big Sisters and served as a sous chef at the popular Dancing Marlin restaurant in Frankfort, Ill. Chef Baran also has experience as a culinary arts educator, having spent nearly three years supporting culinary instructors and overseeing students at Joliet Junior College’s in-house restaurant, and is an active member and Certified Culinarian® at the American Culinary Federation, the largest professional culinary organization in North America.

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