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18 Best Panini Recipes to Make at Home

FEBRUARY 20, 2023
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18 Best Panini Recipes to Make at Home
The classic panini sandwich has been reinvented and reinvigorated many times over, allowing us to make a huge variety of delicious recipes right at home. We’ve compiled 18 of the best panini recipes that you can make in your own kitchen. These panini recipes range from classic combos like caprese, to more inventive combinations such as peach and brie. No matter your flavor preference, we guarantee you’ll find a tasty panini to whip up. The best part? All of these recipes are easy to make and require minimal ingredients, so you can have a delicious panini for lunch in no time. Let’s get grilling!
Vegetarian Times

Chickpea, Beet, and Apple Panini

Never had raw beet in a sandwich? This panini will have you hooked.
7
5
30 min
TOTAL TIME
374
CALORIES
$1.02
PER SERVING
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Chickpea, Beet, and Apple Panini
Delicious Little Bites

Grown Up Peanut Butter & Banana Panini

Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Paninis are made with just 5 ingredients and take only minutes to prepare. This sandwich is a hearty, filling lunch full of delicious flavors!
4
11,466
15 min
TOTAL TIME
414
CALORIES
$0.61
PER SERVING
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Grown Up Peanut Butter & Banana Panini
Simply Scratch

Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Panini

After years of watching my husband wrap his toast around his bacon and eggs, it dawned on me. Breakfast needs to be panini'd.
2
38 min
TOTAL TIME
793
CALORIES
$1.99
PER SERVING
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Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Panini
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Heavenly Homecooking

Caprese Panini Sandwich

The classic flavors of a Caprese salad all wrapped up in a crisp panini sandwich grilled to perfection.
2
10
26 min
TOTAL TIME
760
CALORIES
$3.48
PER SERVING
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Caprese Panini Sandwich
My Modern Cookery

Pesto Turkey Panini with Red Pepper Aioli

Lunch getting stale? This Pesto Turkey Panini with Red Pepper Aioli tastes like restaurant-quality that you can make at home!
1
144
40 min
TOTAL TIME
866
CALORIES
$3.70
PER SERVING
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Pesto Turkey Panini with Red Pepper Aioli
Half Baked Harvest

Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter

Salty, savory, sweet, and all kinds of deliciousness. Bacon butter spread onto sourdough bread with sweet peaches and melty Brie cheese then drizzled with honey...all together in one warm sandwich that's deliciously good. This is not your average panini!
45
13,176
66
20 min
TOTAL TIME
1227
CALORIES
$3.97
PER SERVING
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Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter
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Cooklist AI

Thanksgiving Feast Panini

Our Thanksgiving Feast Panini is an incredibly tasty and easy way to enjoy those Thanksgiving leftover flavors. With tender turkey, savory bacon, tangy cranberry sauce, and creamy goat cheese, this sandwich will reinvent your leftovers into an unforgettable, melty delight.
1
12 min
TOTAL TIME
425
CALORIES
$3.27
PER SERVING
Thanksgiving Feast Panini
Directions
6 STEPS
1
Preheat a skillet or panini press to medium-high heat.
2
On one slice of bread, layer roast turkey, sage leaves, cranberry sauce, crumbled goat cheese, cooked bacon, and Muenster cheese.
3
Top with the other slice of bread, and generously spread softened unsalted butter on the outer sides of both slices of bread.
4
Carefully transfer the sandwich to the hot skillet or panini press and press down gently to help the sandwich hold together.
5
Cook the sandwich until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes per side.
6
Remove the sandwich from the heat, let it rest for 1 minute, then slice in half and serve immediately.
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Vanilla And Bean

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Veggie Panini

Flavor packed and texture rich, enjoy this veggie panini recipe toasty warm or chilled. This mushroom sandwich is easy to make and fabulous for sharing. This recipe is vegetarian.
12
11,236
25
30 min
TOTAL TIME
420
CALORIES
$10.61
PER SERVING
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Mushroom and Goat Cheese Veggie Panini
White Kitchen Red Wine

Panera Frontega Chicken Panini

My favorite Panera sandwich, the Frontega Chicken Panini, made right at home!
44
12,467
8
11 min
TOTAL TIME
1714
CALORIES
$5.12
PER SERVING
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Panera Frontega Chicken Panini
Half Baked Harvest

Honey Apple Cheddar and Bacon Panini.

A tasty and easy panini with sweet and savory flavors
159
132.6k
385.0
20 min
TOTAL TIME
1230
CALORIES
$6.07
PER SERVING
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Honey Apple Cheddar and Bacon Panini.
Valentina's Corner

Chicken Avocado Bacon Panini Recipe

Homemade panini recipe. Panini chicken sandwich with chicken and bacon, slices of avocado and tomatoes with cheese in a chipotle spread.
12,164
10
10 min
TOTAL TIME
791
CALORIES
$1.99
PER SERVING
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Chicken Avocado Bacon Panini Recipe
My Sequined Life

Philly Cheesesteak Panini

This Philly cheesesteak panini is inspired by the sandwich classic and features thinly-sliced chuck roast, provolone cheese, and lots of caramelized onions for a delicious and easy lunch or dinner.
1
1,686
28 min
TOTAL TIME
976
CALORIES
$3.01
PER SERVING
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Philly Cheesesteak Panini
Striped Spatula

Turkey Croissant Panini

Turkey Croissant Panini with sliced Brie, cranberry relish, and baby arugula are an easy and luxurious way to enjoy your holiday leftovers. Great for lunch!
1
3,210
15
20 min
TOTAL TIME
707
CALORIES
$3.50
PER SERVING
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Turkey Croissant Panini
Dad with a Pan

Pastrami Reuben and Potato Chip Panini

This Pastrami Reuben and Potato Chip Panini is the ultimate indulgent sandwich! Juicy pastrami, melted swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut, and crunchy potato chips are all sandwiched between thick slices of toasted rye bread. It's a delicious twist on an old classic that you won't be able to resist.
1
1
15 min
TOTAL TIME
785
CALORIES
$3.36
PER SERVING
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Pastrami Reuben and Potato Chip Panini
Dine and Dish

Southwest Avocado Chicken Panini Recipe

Amp up sandwich night with these Southwest Avocado Chicken Panini Sandwiches.
16
25 min
TOTAL TIME
737
CALORIES
$3.43
PER SERVING
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Southwest Avocado Chicken Panini Recipe
Good Cheap Eats

Turkey Pesto Panini

Turkey Pesto Paninis are super fun sandwiches to make. They're uber-comforting, freezer-friendly, AND even great for potlucks! Grab the recipe and get pressing these gooey, cheesy, delicious, pesto-infused sandwiches.
4
9
20 min
TOTAL TIME
468
CALORIES
$1.40
PER SERVING
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Turkey Pesto Panini
Heavenly Homecooking

Breakfast Panini

Take your breakfast to the next level! Sun-Dried tomato pita bread, pesto, three kinds of cheese, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, roasted red peppers and scallions. A delicious and hearty breakfast sandwich that will keep you going all morning. Ready in less than 30 minutes!
4
1,617
1
24 min
TOTAL TIME
1370
CALORIES
$3.62
PER SERVING
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Breakfast Panini
Keto Diet

Low-Carb & Keto Caprese Panini

Who doesn’t love a big, juicy panini bursting with flavour and texture?
732
839
40 min
TOTAL TIME
509
CALORIES
$2.58
PER SERVING
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Low-Carb & Keto Caprese Panini
The Live-In Kitchen

Oven Roasted Tomato and Pesto Panini

Slow roasted tomatoes paired with fresh basil pesto and melted cheese inside crusty ciabatta bread.
1
388
1 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
547
CALORIES
$1.54
PER SERVING
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Oven Roasted Tomato and Pesto Panini
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