When it comes to having a satisfying lunch, few things make our day more satisfying than a really good sandwich. We’re not necessarily picky about the ingredients of our sandwiches, we just love eating them! Even more than our sandwiches, however, it’s possible that on some days we actually just love using our sandwich press. Every time we do, we can’t help but think that it has the potential to make so much more than just paninis!
Just in case you’re as crazy about your panini press as we are, check out these 15 awesomely delicious recipes that can be made in just about brand or style of sandwich press!
1. Eggplant panini with skinny pesto
Okay, we know the whole point of this post is to give you alternative recipes to just sandwiches that you can make in your panini press, but let’s start things off easy, shall we? This eggplant and skinny pesto panini from Food Network is actually our favourite thing to make in our panini press and we just couldn’t bear to leave it off the list!
2. Pudgy pie pizza sandwich
If you had to choose an absolute favourite meal out of anything in the world, would your answer be pizza 100% if the time? Well, pizza is absolutely delicious so we sure can’t say we blame you! If your cooking appliances are limited because you’re moving or you live in a college dorm, however, making an actual pizza in the oven when the craving hits might not be an option. Instead, check out how SLUniverse made this fancy grilled cheese style sandwich filled with cheese and pepperoni so it tastes just like a delicious pepperoni pizza!
3. Panini press brownies
Perhaps what you’re craving is actually something sweet but you still only have a panini press to work with? Well, you’re in luck because Panini Happy has a delicious brownie recipe that’s just as good as any brownies we’ve ever made in our oven! Their tutorial guides you through the process of using the heated surface of your sandwich press to bake the brownies instead.
4. UFO sandwiches
We’re you intrigued by the pizza sandwich idea but you’d rather have a little more meat than just pepperoni? Then maybe you’d prefer this recipe from Tasty Island Hawaii! They suggest pressing what are essentially spaghetti toppings in bread to make a scrumptious pocket sandwich.