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    The 30 BEST Panini Recipes

    Got a new panini press you want to try? Or are you craving a panini and searching for ways to make one? No matter your reason, we’ve got you covered with our compilation of the 30 best Panini Recipes!

    Paninis just might be the most delicious sandwich style on the planet. There’s something about the warm, gooey goodness of them that never fails to please.

    On a diet? No problem. We’ve included plenty of vegetarian and low calorie panini recipes for you. This list also contains a wide variety of flavors, so you are sure to find one that tickles your fancy. Try some out!

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    Panini Recipes:

    1. Grilled Chicken Panini with Zucchini, Tomato, and Mozzarella

    This yummy panini is the perfect start to our list. It has protein-packed chicken, nutritious zucchini and tomato, and gooey mozzarella.

    It only takes about 30 minutes to make and it is delicious! You have to try it.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    2. Mushroom And Goat Cheese Veggie Panini

    Oh. My. God. This Mushroom and Goat Cheese Veggie Panini is absolutely incredible.

    In just about 30 minutes you can make 4 of these yummy sandwiches. And let me tell you, you’re missing out if you don’t!

    Get the Recipe @ vanillaandbean

    3. Cuban Panini with Quick Pickles

    Cuban sandwich lovers, this one’s for you! And if you’ve never tried a Cuban, what are you waiting for?

    Although this recipe takes a bit longer than the others, since you have to prepare the pork, it is so worth it. I couldn’t recommend it more!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    4. Cheesy Pizza Panini

    What’s better than some pizza? A pizza panini!

    This yummy Cheesy Pizza Panini is the perfect comfort food for a night in. In just 15 minutes you can make 6 paninis!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    5. Turkey Cranberry Brie Panini

    If you need a super quick and super tasty panini recipe, this one’s for you!

    This Turkey Cranberry Brie Panini is sure to impress any guest. One taste and you’ll be thinking about it for days!

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    6. Presto Pesto Panini

    This delectable Presto Pesto Panini has prosciutto, provolone cheese, peppers, and of course, pesto!

    Sound tasty? Give it a try, it’s one of our favorite panini recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    7. Pancetta Mac and Cheese Panini

    If mac and cheese itself is so good, why not try it on a panini? I promise it’s yummy!

    This Pancetta Mac and Cheese Panini is so soothing and creative. Anyone you make it for will love it!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    8. Nutella Panini 

    Calling all Nutella lovers! This Nutella Panini is the BOMB!

    With only 3 ingredients, it’s so simple but so scrumptious. It’s a great breakfast, snack, or dessert recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    9. Roasted Apple and Brie Panini

    You can never go wrong with apples and brie! And putting them in a panini together makes for an incredible recipe.

    This tasty panini is made on cinnamon raisin bread and sprinkled with pecans. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ bellyfull

    10. Italian Panini

    We couldn’t have a panini list without including a classic Italian Panini!

    In just about 20 minutes you can make 6-8 of these yummy sandwiches. Get your taste buds ready!

    Get the Recipe @ foodnetwork

    11. Ultimate Panini

    This Ultimate Panini is made with Italian bread, ham, provolone cheese, tomatoes, pickles, and sautéed onions. Sounds tasty right?

    It’s super simple to make, but will leave your friends dazzled. Try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ tasteofhome

    12. Herb Pesto Fontina Panini

    Pesto lovers and vegetarians rejoice! This Herb Pesto Fontina Panini will leave you enchanted for days.

    In 30 minutes you can make 4 of these delicious paninis. You simply must give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ simplyscratch

    13. Prosciutto, Blue Cheese and Candied Pecan Panini

    Just from typing the title and staring at the scrumptious looking photo of this panini, my mouth is watering!

    This flavorful Proscriutto, Blue Cheese, and Candied Pecan Panini is the perfect balance of flavors. I couldn’t recommend it more!

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    14. Spicy Chicken Panini

    If you can handle the heat, check out this Spicy Chicken Panini!

    It’s made of hot sauce sautéed chicken, pepper jack cheese, and spicy sauce. Sign me up!

    Get the Recipe @ whitneybond

    15. Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter

    If I could describe this panini in one word it would be heavenly. The rich combination of flavors will leave you star struck.

    It only takes about 20 minutes to make 2 of these delectable sandwiches. You have to give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    16. Eggplant Panini with Balsamic Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Another yummy vegetarian recipe! This Eggplant Panini is so so good.

    It takes just 20 minutes to make 4 of these. Give it a try and let us know how it goes!

    Get the Recipe @ poshjournal

    17. Chicken Arugula Provolone Panini with Chipotle

    Um, yes. This Chicken Arugula Provolone Panini is indescribable!

    It’s packed with protein and deliciousness, and you won’t be able to get enough of it. It might become one of your go-to panini recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    18. Turkey Panini

    This Turkey Panini is made with yummy turkey, pesto, red peppers, and cheddar cheese. Did someone say delicious?

    It’s super quick and easy to make. You’ll be thinking about it for days!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    19. Prosciutto, Pineapple & Pesto Panini

    If you’re searching for a super quick, super simple, and super tasty panini, look no futher!

    They take just 5 minutes to make and use just 5 ingredients. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    20. Caprese Panini with Avocado Basil Pesto

    There is nothing better than a caprese panini. It’s such a simple but powerful combination of ingredients that will leave you happy and filled up.

    And this recipe is vegetarian! It’s perfect.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    21. Honey, Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon

    The only thing I love more than the alliteration of this title is the panini itself!

    I guarentee you’ll be impressed when you try this Honey, Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    22. Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Pesto Panini

    Even if you don’t have leftover Thanksgiving turkey at the moment, this recipe is delicious with any kind of turkey. Or without turkey at all!

    In about 15 minutes you can make 4 yummy paninis. Give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    23. Chocolate and Brie Panini

    This heavenly combination is too good to be true. I promise, you’ll be craving it for days.

    It’s also super simple, with only 4 ingredients, and super quick, only taking 7 minutes to make 2 sandwiches. Count me in!

    Get the Recipe @ justataste

    24. Breakfast Panini

    I often find myself in a rut when it comes to breakfast. I never know what to make. But not anymore!

    This Breakfast Panini is so tasty! It’s made of eggs, cheese, and bacon sandwiched between whole grain bread. I couldn’t recommend it more!

    Get the Recipe @ simplyscratch

    25. Bacon Jam Panini with Fontina and Spinach

    Doesn’t that just sound scrumptious? Give it a try and find out for yourself!

    The recipe makes 4 sandwiches in just 10 minutes. Yummy and quick? Perfect!

    Get the Recipe @ bellyfull

    26. Vegan Balsamic Veggie & Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Panini

    Finally a vegan recipe! Vegan paninis are hard to come by since most recipes use butter on the bread for grilling. This recipe uses olive oil. You can give olive oil or plant-based butter a try in any of the previous recipes, but I have not tried it myself.

    But this veggie panini is the BEST. I could not recommend it more!

    Get the Recipe @ ohmyveggies

    27. Leftover Turkey and Swiss Panini

    Again, your turkey doesn’t need to be leftover for this to be a stellar sandwich!

    This Turkey and Swiss Panini is incredibly flavorful. You have to give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    28. Nutella Bacon French Toast Panini

    Nutella and BACON?! I know it sounds weird but it’s actually the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

    And the best part is, the bread is french toast! This is a breakfast I will be eating for days.

    Get the Recipe @ whitneybond

    29. Eggplant Panini with Pesto

    If you need a super simple and super tasty vegetarian recipe, look no further!

    This Eggplant Panini is made with french bread, mozzarella, pesto, tomato, and of course, eggplant. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    30. Monte Christo Croissant Panini

    Last but certainly not least, is this delectable Monte Christo Croissant!

    It is made with croissants for bread, mayo, mustard, rasberry jam, deli ham, deli turkey, gruyere cheese, and powdered sugar. Does that sound yummy or what?

    Get the Recipe @ simplyscratch

    We hope you found a winner with these Panini Recipes! There’s so many yummy ones to choose from.

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    30 BEST Panini Recipes

    This collection of easy Panini Recipes includes 30 great varieties of your favorite grilled sandwiches!


    • italian bread
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    • cheese
    • veggies


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