Grilled Italian Panini

Scott Anderson


In looking to capitalize on the beautiful outdoor weather this recipe puts together several delicious meats paired with some wonderful cheeses. In this manner you can put together a mouth-watering sandwich without heating up your kitchen.

If you so choose you can adapt this recipe for a Panini grill, just follow the grilling instructions that came with your Panini maker.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min


  • 2 slice
    genoa salami
  • 4 slice
    hard salami
  • 2 slice
    spiced ham
  • 3 slice
    prosciutto, very thinly sliced
  • 2 slice
    wisconsin asiago
  • 2 slice
    wisconsin smoked cheddar
  • 2 Tbsp
    chipotle mayo
  • 1 oz
    sauteed red onions
  • 1
    ciabatta roll - sliced
  • 1 bottle
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Grilled Italian Panini


  1. Spread chipotle aioli evenly on the top and bottom piece of sliced Ciabatta bread.
  2. Arrange cheese, and meats on one slice – starting with cheese and ending with cheese so the meat is in the middle. Add the onions and top with bread and brush with oil.
  3. Preheat your grill on low heat and spray or brush your grates with olive oil and place the sandwich on the top rack of your grill - preferably the warming rack.
  4. Close the grill and allow cooking for approximately 2 minutes per side, flipping just once. Remove from grill and slice on the bias and serve with bread and butter pickles and your favorite pasta salad.
  5. If you enjoy garden fresh tomatoes and lettuce just add them after the sandwich is done grilling.

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About Grilled Italian Panini

Course/Dish: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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