Panini Recipes

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Chicken Pesto Paninis

Rating: 4.63 stars
168
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: 4.72 stars
84
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: 4.67 stars
55
This is such an easy, light, refreshing and YUMMY sandwich!

Ham and Pear Panini

Rating: 4.4 stars
36
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: 4.6 stars
17
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: 4.45 stars
34
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: 4.66 stars
31
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.

Roast Beef Panini with Caramelized Shallots and Roquefort

Rating: 4.38 stars
10
Excellent with either the Dijon-style mustard or horseradish cream.

Spicy Garlic Panini Sauce

Rating: 4.31 stars
11
A great sauce to add to your panini to give it a little kick!

Chef John's Cuban Sandwich

Rating: 4.85 stars
45
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!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Ham and Pear Panini

"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 Spicy Mayo

"Excellent panino recipe. Halving the adobo sauce and the chopped chipotle made this plenty spicy." – Tom

Eggplant Panini

Rating: 4.33 stars
2

This is a delicious sandwich which can be served for lunch or dinner. Paired with a green salad and a glass of red wine, it makes a good meal. Any type of flat bread can be used, however I chose one topped with portobello mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese.