Panini Bread

Use flatbreads like ciabatta to make Italian panini bread sandwiches stuffed with meat and cheese. Start with these combinations of prosciutto-provolone and salami and Asiago, or add your own favorite ingredients. These panini bread recipes can be grilled or toasted.

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Chicken Panini

Better Homes and Gardens

Panini are crispy sandwiches that are typically flatted when they are grilled. This quick and easy meal can be altered with ingredients of your choice.

Total: 20 mins

Chocolate Panini

Midwest Living

This grilled dessert bread is filled with chopped chocolate. Serve it alone or with fresh fruit.

Mortadella and Cheese Panini

Food & Wine

To make these sandwiches, use 6-by-4-inch slices of dense white bread from a peasant loaf to accommodate the hearty filling.

Total: 20 mins

Chipotle Turkey Panini

The Food Channel

This flavorful and spicy sandwich is so easy to make. It can be assembled in advance, held in the refrigerator, and cooked just before serving.

Grilled Eggplant Panini


Grilled eggplant is one of life's simpler pleasures: creamy and rich. Look for medium-size, purple eggplants with firm skins and no mushy spots. This end-of-summer treat will be even tastier if you can find the vegetables at a local farmstand--or in your own backyard!

Total: 35 mins

Pepper, Olive Relish and Smoked Mozzarella Panini

Ladies' Home Journal

The cheese in these vegetarian sandwiches provides lots of protein, making them a filling main dish for lunch or dinner.

Total: 40 mins

Chicken Caesar Panini


It's a salad in a sandwich! Try this chicken recipe for a quick dinner that even the kids will like.

Chicken & Veggie Panini

Family Circle

These panini are stacked with eggplant, mozzarella, roasted peppers, fresh basil, and chicken cutlets for a sandwich that easily makes a meal.

Italian Roast Beef Panini

The Food Channel

Panini's are the trendy new sandwich in the USA. The roasted garlic mayo, "aioli," is the flavor key to this dish. In this recipe, it's easy to make.

Chutney-Beef Panini

Better Homes and Gardens

Slow cooker beef brisket gets a wake-up call when combined with chutney and tucked between slices of whole grain bread. It's a sandwich that's perfect for lunch or a casual dinner.

Turkey & Tomato Panini


A creamy spread full of Parmesan and fresh basil cozies up to turkey and summer-ripe tomato slices for a savory hot sandwich that will quickly become a go-to mealtime solution.

Total: 25 mins

Spinach Panini

Diabetic Living

To satisfy bigger appetites, add sliced chicken, turkey or roast beef to these pressed sandwiches.

Southwestern Cheese Panini


Lots of colorful vegetables and salsa make this cheesy panini prettier than any grilled cheese you've ever seen. The small amount of Cheddar cheese in this sandwich goes a long way because it is shredded and sharp. Serve with a mixed salad and you've got a delightful lunch or light supper. If you happen to have a panini maker, go ahead and skip Step 3 and grill the panini according to the manufacturer's directions.

Total: 25 mins

Pressed for Success: Perfect Panini Recipes

A good sandwich is a thing of beauty -- a perfect blend of flavors and textures bookended by well-made bread. But a panini press takes a good thing and makes it great. The heat from a panini press gently warms the inside of a sandwich while toasting the outside bread to a perfect golden brown.

Mediterranean Chicken Panini

Diabetic Living

Another time, use the subtly seasoned Dried Tomato-Pepper Spread to spiff up a cold turkey sandwich.

How to Make Pitas

Your friends and family will be wildly impressed that you know how to make pitas. Some folks will have a hard time believing it's even possible to make them from scratch!

St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Panini

Although you won't typically find corned beef and cabbage at a St. Patrick's Day celebration in Ireland, here in America it's all the rage. For me, the Irish duo turned into an excuse to try out a new obsession.

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