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Very Veggie, Egg & Pretzel Panini Vegetarian

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(HACCP Process #2)

Yield: 25 servings (1 sandwich, 6 oz., 174 g)

Meal Equivalencies: 1.5 oz. eq. meat alternate, 2.5 oz. eq. grain, 1/8 cup other vegetable, 1/8 cup red/ orange vegetable, 1/8 cup dark green vegetable


  • 25 whole round egg patties, 3.5”
  • 25 soft pretzel WGR buns, 2.7 oz. each
  • 1 lb., 9 oz. portobello mushrooms
  • 1 lb., 9 oz. tomatoes, Medium, Fresh, Sliced
  • 1 lb. fresh, baby spinach, RTU
  • 12.5 oz. American cheese, sliced, RF/RS, 0.5 oz. slices
  • 1 tsp. pan spray


1 day prior to day of service:

  1. Pull eggs from freezer.
  2. Place pans on lowest available shelf in cooler to thaw. CCP: Hold below 41° F.
  3. Wash hands thoroughly.


Day of service:

  1. Clean and sanitize prep area.


  1. Pull mushrooms from cooler and place at produce sink.
  2. Place mushrooms on screen and rinse gently to remove any grit remaining. Do not soak mushrooms. Do not scrub mushrooms. As necessary, wipe gently.
  3. Wash hands thoroughly and put on gloves.
  4. Slice mushrooms lengthwise about 1/8” thick.
  5. Place mushroom slices on a parchment covered sheet pan.


  1. Bake in preheated convection oven at 350° F with fan on high for 5 minutes. SOP: Batch cook as necessary to insure best end product and nutritional.
  2. Pull egg patties from cooler and place at workstation.
  3. Place one layer of egg patties on a sheet pan. Spray lightly with vegetable spray.
  4. Place uncovered in 250° F preheated convection oven and bake for 10-12 minutes if thawed (18-20 if frozen). CCP: Heat until an internal temperature of 165° F is reached for 15 seconds.


Day of service continued:
  1. Hold in warming cart until assembly. CCP: Hold above 135° F.


  1. Pull tomatoes, spinach, cheese and buns from cooler and place at workstation.
  2. Wash hands thoroughly and put on gloves.
  3. Pull buns from cooler and place at workstation.
  4. Turn on Panini machine to preheat.
  5. Wash hands thoroughly and cover with gloves.
  6. Assemble sandwiches by placing 1 egg patty on bottom of bun.
  7. Top with 4 slices of mushrooms, 1/4 cup fresh spinach leaves (about 20 pieces) and 2 slices of tomato.
  8. Top with cheese and bun.
  9. Press firmly together.
  10. Spray Panini machine lightly.
  11. At 400° F grill Panini for 3 minutes


  1. Hold in warming cart, above 135° F. CCP: Hold above 135° F.


  1. 1 Panini. CCP: Hold above 135° F.

Very Veggie Egg & Pretzel Paninil