Panini Recipes

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Chicken Pesto Paninis

Rating: 4.5 stars 268
A delicious mix of chicken, pesto, veggies, and cheese all melted together on flavorful focaccia bread. Simple, fast, and very tasty - a nice change from normal sandwiches.

Panzanella Panini

Rating: 4.5 stars 124
I made this sandwich by combining my 2 favorite sandwiches, and salad, together. The result was delicious!
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Turkey Avocado Panini

Rating: 4.5 stars 90
This is such an easy, light, refreshing and YUMMY sandwich!

Ham and Pear Panini

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
This is a twist on an old classic -- ham and cheese. Adding a fresh cut pear gives the sandwich a nice, light sweetness that you won't forget.

Tubby's Pesto Panini

Rating: 5 stars 23
This sandwich is tasty for lunch or dinner. I experimented and came up with it one night when I wanted to make something quick, easy, and tasty for my girlfriend who loves pesto sauce. Enjoy!

Turkey and Bacon Panini with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This is one of my favorite sandwiches to make, I whipped it up one day when I was trying to use up leftover ingredients. My family raved! It's also excellent as a vegetarian sandwich if you leave out the turkey and bacon.

Sourdough Chipotle Chicken Panini

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
Sourdough bread, melted cheese, Caesar dressing, bacon and chipotle spice come together to make an unforgettable taste. It's a delicious and easy-to-make chicken panini and is both tangy and spicy.

Spicy Garlic Panini Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
A great sauce to add to your panini to give it a little kick!

Chef John's Cuban Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 74
Here's how I build a Cuban, or Cubano, sandwich. I like to use pulled pork. Carnitas would work too. These ingredients and amounts are open to your own personal preferences, but here's the general idea.

Basic Grilled Panini

Rating: 5 stars 3
This is a great grilled sandwich! Panini get their character or distinct look from the grill marks on the sandwich. I serve it with soup or even salad. This is the basic recipe. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Ham and Pear Panini
Rating: Unrated 60
"This is a twist on an old classic: ham and cheese. Adding a fresh-cut pear gives the sandwich a nice, light sweetness." – AnPan
Turkey and Bacon Panini with Chipotle Mayo
Rating: Unrated 52
"Excellent panino recipe. Halving the adobo sauce and the chopped chipotle made this plenty spicy." – Tom
Tuna Panini Melt
Rating: 5 stars 13

A new twist on an old standby.