Enjoy 15 of our most popular panini recipes for a delicious diversion from an ordinary sandwich meal.
Stemming from the Italian word panino, which refers to a sandwich made with something other than sliced bread, panini sandwiches have become an intricate part
of many American menus. Stuffed with ingredients like bell peppers, fresh mozzarella, turkey or chicken, they are easily adaptable
to a variety of culinary tastes, and their delectable outer-sear will add a much-needed facelift to a number of classic (yet
boring) sandwich combinations.
First up is our Rosemary-Chicken Panini with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. A delicious solution to the busy weeknight dinner dilemma, this excellent sandwich is loaded with fresh flavor and is guaranteed to satisfy any appetite.
View Recipe: Rosemary-Chicken Panini with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sandwich night gets turned up a notch with this superfast panini. This flavor-packed grilled sandwich is made with fresh herbs,
a mixture of exotic mushrooms, and shaved cheese–all sandwiched between sourdough bread.
View Recipe: Mushroom and Manchego Panini
Serve this fresh, ready in 20-minutes panini with sweet potato chips or a simple green salad for an easy and complete meal.
View Recipe: Summer Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini with Balsamic Syrup
Capture the essence and flavor of a classic Reuben in this lighter, turkey panini version that’s ready in just 15 minutes.
View Recipe: Turkey Reuben Panini
You don’t need a panini maker for this easy, 5-ingredient hot chicken sandwich. Using a cast-iron or heavy skillet to press
sandwiches offers a similar sear and equally great taste.
View Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Panini
A few special ingredients–like freshly baked ciabatta bread or imported Dijon mustard–make a quick, simple sandwich seem like
View Recipe: Mozzarella, Ham, and Basil Panini
Take your average turkey sandwich to the next level with a citrusy spread and a few minutes on the panini press.
View Recipe: Turkey Panini with Watercress and Citrus Aioli
Serve these hearty sandwiches with fresh apple slices or a tossed green salad.
View Recipe: Tuna Panini
Gooey cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and earthy mushrooms join chicken for a tasty sandwich you can quickly prepare in a grill
pan or panini press.
View Recipe: Chicken and Mushroom Panini
Use this panini recipe as a template, and customize it to your liking. Use hollowed-out focaccia or ciabatta, or try different
herbs and cheese, for example.
View Recipe: Classic Italian Panini with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella
Jazz up sandwich night with leftover chicken and store-bought fig jam. If you do not have a sandwich press or cast-iron skillet,
place a regular skillet on top of the sandwich and weigh it down with cans.
View Recipe: Chicken Panini with Fig Jam
This recipes serves 10, and you'll need to cook the panini in batches. Keep cooked panini warm in a 250° oven. The sandwiches
make hearty lunch fare on their own, or serve them with a tossed green salad.
View Recipe: Prosciutto and Smoked Gouda Panini
For the best flavor for this delectable sandwich, look for high-quality imported olives, available at gourmet markets or large
View Recipe: Open-Faced Panini with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers, and Spicy Olive Topping
This turkey panini is one of the best panini recipes we have ever tried. Basil pesto and sourdough bread are key to this sandwich's
View Recipe: Turkey and Cheese Panini
If you prefer cooked prosciutto, sauté it until it's crisp. You'll add some crunch to this sandwich. Parmigiano-Reggiano is
a good substitute for Pecorino-Romano cheese.
View Recipe: Pear, Pecorino, and Prosciutto Panini