10 Panini Ideas to up Your Sandwich Game

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How do you take a sandwich to the next level? Turn it into a panini! Originating in Italy, paninis were traditionally made by placing the filling onto two pieces of Italian bread and pressing the bread between a grill. Nowadays, though, the process of pressing the sandwich remains the same, but different types of bread are used. Once grilled, the bread gets crunchy and inside everything is toasty. Grab a few napkins because these 10 panini recipes may get a little messy, but they look so good.

Spicy Southwestern Turkey Panini

“A good sandwich is not only great for lunch, but for a quick and easy dinner too! This Spicy Southwestern Turkey Panini recipe, paired with some potato chips, pickles or some fresh fruit, is a hearty and satisfying lunch or dinner.” – Heather

Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich

“This Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich is made with fresh tomatoes and walnut pesto grilled with sourdough bread. It’s easy to assemble and bursting with flavor!” – Yumna

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sandwich

“This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sandwich takes grilled cheese to a whole new level! It’s easy to make with fresh mozzarella, tomato slices, pine nuts, and store bought or homemade sun dried tomato pesto.” – Lindsay

Mushroom And Goat Cheese Veggie Panini

“Flavor packed and texture rich, enjoy this veggie panini recipe toasty warm or chilled. This mushroom sandwich recipe is easy to make and fabulous for sharing!” – Traci

Ham, Brie, and Apple Panini Sandwich

“Bursting with sweet-and-savory flavor, this Ham, Brie and Apple Panini Sandwich is a quick lunch or an easy dinner recipe that’s ready in less than 20 minutes!” – Blair

Philly Cheesesteak Panini

“This Philly cheesesteak panini is inspired by the sandwich classic and features thinly-sliced chuck roast, provolone cheese, and lots of caramelized onions for a delicious and easy lunch or dinner.” – Alyssa

Caprese Sandwich

“This Balsamic Glazed Caprese Sandwich is packed with the flavor of fresh tomatoes, arugula and fresh mozzarella. The best panini ever!” – Carrian and Cade

Meatloaf Panini

“Who’s with me when I say, I LOVE meatloaf sandwiches? How about a meatloaf panini? If you are a meatloaf lover, then you are going to love this meatloaf panini. Just another way to enjoy a delicious meatloaf sandwich.” – Terri

Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini

“Chicken cordon bleu panini sandwich. All the flavors of chicken cordon bleu wrapped up in bread with a secret (3-ingredient) super simple sauce that’ll make you cry. YUM!” – Mel

Pepperoni Pizza Panini

“These ooey gooey paninis combine the delicious flavors of pepperoni pizza with the comfort and ease of a sandwich! A meal the whole family will love…in no time at all!” – Cathy