Press for Flavor: Grilled Sandwich Recipes  

Whether you make your favorite sandwiches using a sandwich press or a heavy skillet, you're sure to love these melty stackers, packed with the best meats, cheeses, and spreads.

  • Grilled Smoked Salmon Panini with Red Onion Ribbons
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Grilled Smoked Salmon Panini with Red Onion Ribbons

    Serve this over-the-top sandwich for lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer at a cocktail party. It calls for fresh and flavorful ingredients, including Dijon mustard, lemon juice, goat cheese, capers, and smoked salmon. Make extras–you'll definitely be craving these again later.
  • <p>NYC Melting Pot Reubens</p>

    NYC Melting Pot Reubens

    Somehow, all sandwiches taste better when warm. Kimchi gives this Big Apple classic a bit of desirable Asian pungency.
  • <p>Turkey Pitas with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce</p>

    Turkey Pitas with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

    Whole wheat pita pockets cradle turkey cutlets, cucumbers, bell peppers, and a tangy tahini-yogurt sauce.
  • Strawberry-Turkey-Brie Panini
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery

    Strawberry-Turkey-Brie Panini

    Brie, turkey, and strawberries form an unlikely friendship in this pressed sandwich, perfect for a summer picnic.
  • Truffle Goat Cheese & Bell Pepper Breakfast Panini
    Photo: Dasha Wright; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Truffle Goat Cheese & Bell Pepper Breakfast Panini

    The marriage of aromatic truffle, tangy goat cheese, roasted sweet bell pepper, and peppery arugula in these breakfast panini is blissful.
  • Chocolate Panini
    Photo: Kate Sears; Gerri Williams

    Chocolate Panini

    Warm your heart with warm melted chocolate sandwiched between buttery bread. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a sweeter flavor.
  • Salty-Sweet Bacon Panini
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Salty-Sweet Bacon Panini

    Melt-in-your-mouth Salty-Sweet Bacon Panini goes over the top with the paring of salty bacon and sweet apple butter with melty Brie on top of raisin-walnut bread.
  • Baby PB&J Bagel Sandwiches
    Beth Dreiling Hontzas

    Baby PB&J Bagel Sandwiches

    Upgrade your favorite childhood sandwich by substituting mini bagels for white bread and toasting it in a sandwich press before serving. Let the top of the press rest on the bagel, but resist the urge to push down on it–you don't want to squeeze out the creamy ingredients.
  • Pressed Italian Sandwiches
    Photo: Erin Kunkel

    Pressed Italian Sandwiches

    These hearty pressed Italian sandwiches are weighted to compress the layers, but we’ve found that stuffing the filled ciabatta loaf into a pack to tote to the beach or on the trail also does the trick nicely.
  • Pressed Cuban Sandwiches
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Pressed Cuban Sandwiches

    We made these sandwiches in a skillet, but feel free to use a hot panini press instead. You'll still get the same tasty results.
  • Chicken Panini with Fig Jam
    Lee Harrelson

    Chicken Panini with Fig Jam

    A creamy blue cheese spread seals the bread, keeping the moisture of the arugula and the flavor of the lemon juice inside the sandwich without getting the bread soggy. Fig jam adds a unique pop of flavor that our users raved about in this top-rated recipe.
  • Prosciutto and Smoked Gouda Panini
    Shelly Strazis

    Prosciutto and Smoked Gouda Panini

    Use Italian bread for thick, hearty sandwiches, then fill with top-notch ingredients: Gouda and prosciutto. Cook them in a skillet in batches. To keep the cooked sandwiches warm, pop them into a warm oven until you're ready to serve. Pair with chips or a bowl of soup.
  • Hot Brown Panini
    Beth Dreiling Hontzas

    Hot Brown Panini

    Serve a Kentucky Derby favorite that calls for bacon, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, and your choice of cooked chicken or turkey. The creamy white cheese sauce brings out the smoky flavor of the bacon.
  • Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower  

    Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    Soft, buttery avocado amps up the irresistible gooeyness of this grilled cheese. Tomato brings a bright, acidic contrast to the richness of cheese and avocado.
  • Pear, Pecorino, and Prosciutto Panini
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr

    Pear, Pecorino, and Prosciutto Panini

    Play with texture in this sandwich. Made traditionally, the bulk of the stacker is smooth and creamy, but you can cook the prosciutto in a skillet to add a crispy bite to the meal. Serve with sweet potato fries or baked chips.
  • Grilled Chocolate-Raspberry Dessert Sandwiches
    Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Lynn Nesmith  

    Chocolate-Raspberry Dessert Sandwiches

    While the coals are still hot, add dessert to the grill. Grilled Chocolate-Raspberry Dessert Sandwiches are as decadent tasting as they sound!
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