This delicious Garlic and Herb Pork Panini is a quick and easy dinner. This great sandwich recipe is sponsored by Collective Bias and its advertisers. As always, all opinions are my own. #RealFlavorRealFast #CollectiveBias

Garlic and Herb Pork Panini

Garlic and Herb Pork Panini have all the makings of my favorite type of dinner. Real flavor, check. Real fast, check. Real easy, check. This sandwich is perfect for those busy nights when you have less than half an hour to make dinner. You know, those nights when you are so tempted to call for pizza, but know you should have a home cooked meal for your family. These Garlic and Herb Pork Paninis start with a Smithfield® Roasted Garlic and Herb Sirloin, and then are topped with so many great flavors. They are the perfect solution to the question, so what should I make for dinner tonight?

Marinated Pork Sandwiches

While the deliciously seasoned pork shines in this sandwich, the sharp cheddar cheese, arugula, crispy bacon, and the garlic mustard aioli aren’t too shabby themselves. I seriously love arugula and put it on so many things. It adds such a delicious peppery bite to your meal and the flavor just can’t be replicated any other way. If you haven’t tried arugula yet, you are missing out! Arugula and bacon are a match made in heaven, trust me.

I love ordering paninis at restaurants, but they are so easy to make at home too! No need for a panini press, a heavy sheet pan or skillet works too! Just lay it on top of your sandwiches and slide it all into the oven to bake! The cheese gets extra melty and your sandwich is nice and squished together so you don’t lose any of that delicious pork! I have been fighting a cold this week and this meal was so comforting. There is nothing better than a yummy cheesy sandwich for when you are looking for comfort food, but don’t want a heavy casserole.Garlic and Herb Pork Sandwiches

I love how quickly I can get this sandwich on the table using Smithfield® Fresh Marinated Pork. Walmart carries a bunch of different varieties and I love the Slow Smoked Mesquite flavor which I used in my summertime favorite, Grilled BBQ Pork Sandwiches. You get so much pork in one package, and will definitely have left overs. I love to chop up the leftover pork medallions into small pieces, then wrap up in a tortilla with bbq sauce and coleslaw! YUM! There is nothing better than cooking once and eating twice! Saves your time and money!Pork, Arugula and Bacon Sandwiches

If you are looking for real flavor, real fast, then you need to try these easy Garlic and Herb Pork Paninis. Perfect for busy school nights, your family will love these hearty sandwiches!


Garlic and Herb Pork Paninis


  • 1 Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Herb Sirloin cut into 1/2 inch medallions
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 4 slices extra sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup spinach and arugula blend
  • 8 sliced pre cooked bacon
  • 2 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add the oil and once hot, add the pork medallions.
  3. Cook 2-3 minutes per side and then set aside. While it is cooking, stir together the mustard, mayonnaise and garlic clove.
  4. Split your ciabatta rolls and spread 1 tbsp. of mustard mixture on the top of each bun. Layer 3-4 pieces of cooked pork on the bottom of each roll, then top with 2 slices of bacon, 1 slice of cheese, and a handful of arugula and spinach.
  5. Put the top of the roll on and put sandwiches on a baking sheet. Top sandwiches with a heavy sheet pan or skillet to press sandwiches down like a panini press would.
  6. Bake 5-8 minutes, or until buns are golden brown and cheese is melted.

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Garlic and Herb Pork Panini with Bacon, Cheddar, and Arugula


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17 thoughts on “Garlic and Herb Pork Panini

    1. Lol yes! I am starving so I would definitely eat this right now, even for breakfast!

    1. I used to just use the standard pork chop and am so glad that I have started using these marinated products, makes it so easy!

  1. This looks good! I don’t cook a lot of pork but I think Id try this recipe and see if I like it because the flavor I’m sure is amazing.

  2. This looks so good and it’s definitely something that I would love to make for me and the kids. The garlic and herb combination has always been awesome! Especially when you add it with any meat! Love this recipe!

  3. THis looks so amazing. I’m always looking for new ways to eat pork because I love it so much and am tired of chicken. Plus that cheese…mmmmm

  4. I absolutely love a good sandwich! And this panini looks like it needs to appear in my kitchen ASAP…like in time for lunch today. I love the combo of pork, arugula and bacon. Thanks so much for sharing this deliciousness! #client

  5. Panini’s are one of my favorite sandwiches. I bought a grill/griddle/panini press just so I could have them whenever I want. Going to add this one to the list to try.

  6. I need to give this a try! It looks and sounds delicious. I love how everything is so easy to put together thanks to Smithfield’s pre-seasoned pork! Oooh and arugula 😉 Yes, please.

  7. Ogh wow these look so good! I would love to whip these bad boys up so my kids and I can try them out! I think they would be obsessed.

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