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32 Panini Recipes for Elevating Your Sandwiches

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These panini recipes are incredibly simple to prepare, making them perfect for weekday lunches or casual family dinners.


Though tasty, a regular grilled cheese sandwich can be kind of, well, boring. And honestly, who feels like cleaning a pan after making a rather uninspired sandwich? I don’t. Luckily for us sandwich lovers, the panini is here to save the day! It’s time to finally use that panini press that you may have tucked in the back of a cupboard. From a savory chicken parmesan panini to sweet hot and ready French toast on the panini press, you have so many possibilities! If you have sliced bread, perhaps some cheese, and a bit of imagination, you can blow your sandwich world wide open!

This is one of my favorite panini recipes. This toasted Italian sandwich has the ideal flavors! This lunch is so simple to prepare at home.

For lunch or a quick dinner, the turkey bacon avocado panini with melted cheese and maple bacon is fantastic.
This turkey cranberry panini recipe is simple to make. Make this easy, flavorful turkey sandwich using the leftovers from your Thanksgiving meal!

This American-Italian creation will quickly climb the list of your favorite panini recipes!

The best way to start the day is with a hearty breakfast sandwich like these breakfast Paninis with bacon, eggs, and cheese.

This deli meat and cheese-filled Chipotle Chicken Bacon Ranch Paninis make an absurdly delicious savory sandwich!

These Chicken Cordon Bleu Paninis are a delectable gourmet sandwich that combines melting Swiss cheese, sweet ham slices, and crispy, fried chicken cutlets.
This Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich is not your ordinary grilled cheese! Loaded with cheese and zesty flavors!
A wonderful panini with roasted red pepper and turkey pesto. Not feeling like cooking? Instead, make this in under 30 minutes! Also gluten-free.
Leftover corned beef is transformed into a mouthwatering warm panini with cheddar cheese and caramelized Guinness onions on marble rye bread.
In just 15 minutes, you can make this amazing chicken panini recipe. With two types of cheese, ripe avocado, juicy tomato, and crusty grilled sourdough bread, the California Smoked Chicken Panini is flavorful and well-balanced; it’s not your typical smoked chicken sandwich.
You won’t be able to get enough of this tasty and easy sandwich – the Buffalo Chicken Panini!
Everyone loves this recipe for turkey paninis. The combination of turkey, apple, Cheddar cheese, and arugula is wonderfully simple and delicious.

Craving pizza, but not craving to pay for delivery? Check out this Pepperoni Pizza Panini. All the flavors of your favorite pizza, but ready in minutes! It’s also one of the most kid-friendly panini recipes.

A chicken parmesan grilled cheese sandwich that has been cooked to perfection is stuffed with breaded chicken, marinara, mozzarella, and spinach. It’s the best panini sandwich you’ve ever had! I like chicken parmesan so much that I put two versions of this sandwich here! 

This Chipotle chicken panini from Panera Bread is amazing! Tender chicken breast, hickory smoked bacon, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese are sandwiched between slices of sourdough bread that have been coated with a fantastic smokey chipotle sauce.

This is the exact recipe for a Frontega Chicken Panini from Panera that you can make at home, and it’s amazing!
Meatloaf Panini – If you enjoy meatloaf, you’re going to want to devour these paninis. Just one more way to savor a scrumptious meatloaf sandwich.

Although the panini press is excellent for sandwiches, did you know that it can also be used for breakfast? Learn how to create French Toast Sticks in this tutorial using a panini press.

Sliced turkey, guacamole, Havarti cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and other toppings are all plentiful on this Turkey Panini with Bacon and Guacamole. It’s a tasty and simple sandwich!
This sandwich made with chicken, brie, and apples and drizzled with honey has the perfect balance between savory and sweet.
The sophisticated older sibling to the traditional ham and cheese sandwiches that we grew up eating is this Sweet & Spicy Ham & Gruyere Panini.
With this scrumptious cheesesteak panini recipe, you can elevate sandwiches to new heights any day of the week.
Blue Cheese Steak Panini with Red Onion Jam: These sandwiches are the ideal way to use up leftover steak or a good excuse to grill even more steak!
What to do with all the leftovers from Thanksgiving…The mouthwatering solution is this panini with turkey, brie, and cranberries.
An effortless and elegant way to enjoy your leftovers from the holidays is with a turkey croissant panini topped with sliced Brie, cranberry relish, and baby arugula.
The pesto meatball panini is what’s for dinner! And it tastes a lot like a cross between your beloved meatball sub and the traditional chicken panini.

The focaccia bread on this hot Caprese panini is incredibly soft and crispy, and it is covered with a delightfully spicy and creamy aioli.

The salty balsamic vinegar and sweet blueberries are the perfect match in this Grilled Balsamic Blueberry and Cheese Panini.
A quick and simple dinner that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and requires no cleanup is Grilled Chicken Quesadilla Paninis.
For lunch or dinner, try this sandwich with sun-dried tomato pesto! A delicious grilled cheese sandwich is made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and pesto.

This Pancetta Mac and Cheese Panini is luxury on a plate. Every ingredient on its own is delicious, and when you combine them all together, it’s an explosion of sandwich perfection!

What are your favorite panini recipes? Comment below with your boldest creations!

Panini Recipes

32 Panini Recipes for Elevating Your Sandwiches

These panini recipes are incredibly simple to prepare, making them perfect for weekday lunches or casual family dinners.
Author: House Hunk


  • Choose your favorite panini recipe.
  • Gather all the necessary ingredients.
  • Prepare a delightful panini recipe and enjoy!
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