Caprese Biscuit Panini

I’m always looking for something quick and easy for weeknight dinners that the whole family will love. It’s amazing what you can do with a can of biscuits! This Caprese Biscuit Panini recipe is so good, and it’s got my son eating whole tomatoes and basil pesto. It takes only minutes to make and is served up hot. If you have a panini maker, or if you don’t, give this recipe a try.

Start by making your pesto. You can find my basil pesto recipe here, or you can buy your own. My favorite store-bought pesto is Buitoni, found here.

Heat your panini maker. While the panini maker heats, split open your can of biscuits and separate each biscuit. From there, split each biscuit in half again. Flatten out one half and place it on the panini maker. Layer your mozzarella cheese slice, tomato slice, and about a teaspoon and a half of pesto. Then top with the other half of the biscuit.

Gently set the top of the panini maker down, do not smash it down, or the cheese will ooze out. Let it cook for about 4 minutes or until the outside of the biscuits are crispy. Remove from the maker and set aside. Do this to each of the biscuits. This recipe will make 8 biscuit paninis.

Enjoy your caprese biscuit panini recipe topped with fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.

Caprese Biscuit Panini

Grands biscuits pressed in a panini maker, filled with mozzarella, tomato and pesto!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Biscuits
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1 panini maker
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 Spatula


  • 1 Can buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 8 Oz fresh mozzarella can also use shredded
  • 8 Tsp basil pesto see recipe on my blog


  • Open the can of biscuits. Separate them, then split each biscuit in half again, like a dinner roll.
    Flatten each half out, and lay one half on the panini maker. Layer with a slice of mozzarella, a tomato slice and about a teaspoon of basil pesto. Add the other half of the biscuit to the top, creating a sandwich. Press the panini maker down and let cook for about 4 minutes, or until the outside of the biscuit is crispy. Don’t press the top down, just set it down, so the cheese doesn’t all ooze out.
    Drizzle with balsamic reduction and enjoy!
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