25 Amazing and Flavorful Panini Recipes

With 25 different panini recipes – you’ll have many choices to choose from.
Discover what makes these some of the most amazing and flavorful paninis!

The perfect crunch of the bread,  the melted goodness inside – we are talking about the panini sandwich!  A classic for any lunch time special or maybe even for dinner, it really doesn’t matter.

We have assembled a list of 25 amazing and flavorful panini recipes for you to try.   That’s almost one new recipe a month that you can make….but yeah that may be too much panini eating for one month.  So how about you pick out a few favorites now and try them first!

Photo courtesy of:  ModernHoney

1.  Pesto Panini with Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato

A toasted buttery panini with basil pesto, melted fresh mozzarella cheese, and juicy tomatoes.  You’ll enjoy this delicious concoction of everything tasty!

Read more:  ModernHoney

2.  Italian Chicken Panini

This panini recipe is packed full of flavor! Whether you are making yourself a snack or making them for the family, everyone is bound to love this savory chicken panini sandwich!

Read more:  SavoryExperiments

3.  Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini

We didn’t think the beloved grilled cheese from childhood could get any better, and then someone introduced us to paninis. We have since upgraded our life with these scrumptious Chicken Cordon Bleu Paninis. They combine crispy, fried chicken cutlets, melted Swiss cheese, and sweet ham slices into a gourmet sandwich that’s a beauty to both behold and to savor.

Read more:  4SonRus

4.  Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado Panini

Just imagine making this panini and biting into some delicious fresh turkey, bacon, and avocado as soon as you take it off the grill.   Does that sound like something you’d be OK with?  Then what are you waiting for – make this panini sandwich now!

Read more:  HighHeelsandGrills

5.  Buffalo Chicken Panini

We are kind of obsessed with the buffalo flavor. We just love it so much – but we are also obsessed with paninis. Do you have a panini press? You don’t?!?!?! #firstworldproblems
Get one and make this recipe ASAP!

Read more:  WineandGlue

6.  Pesto Chicken Sandwich

You’re going to love this pesto chicken sandwich. Sourdough, toasted in olive oil and topped with grilled chicken, pesto, Swiss cheese, and fresh tomatoes. A perfect easy and attractive dinner for guests or a cozy night in.

Read more:  BakingMischief

7.  Grilled Cheese Sloppy Joes

Grilled Cheese Sloppy Joes – Enjoy the best of both worlds with grilled cheese sloppy joes, the ultimate comfort food sandwich made with ground beef, homemade sauce, and melted cheese.

Read more:  AdventuresofMel

8.  Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Looking to add a little flavor to that plain grilled cheese sandwich you keep making?  A Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich will take your lunch to a whole new spicy level!

Read more:  SimplyStacie

9.  Turkey and Brie Croissant Panini

Crisp, buttery Turkey Croissant Panini with sliced Brie, cranberry relish, and baby arugula are an easy way to enjoy your holiday leftovers. Great for lunch!

Read more:  StripedSpatula

10.  Toasted Italian Sandwich

The toasted Italian sandwich will bring back all your childhood memories.  What can go better with ham, salami, and pepperoni than putting it onto the grill and toasting the nice ciabatta bread.  Try this panini sandwich out today!

Read more:  MessForLess

11.  Tomato,Mozzarella, and Basil Panini

This sandwich has so much going on! Whole wheat bread slices, juicy tomatoes, spicy red onions, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, and heart-healthy olive oil; what more could you ask for?

Read more:  SkinnyMs

12.  Cheesesteak Panini

Get the taste of a cheesesteak in the form of a panini sandwich.  Super easy to make and it’s going to be delicious when you finish and get to bite into it!

Read more:  Food

13.  Roast Beef Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese

This roast beef smoked gouda grilled cheese is the perfect sandwich to go with a nice hot bowl of soup!

Read more:  RunningToTheKitchen

14.  Cuban Sandwich

Feel like you just stepped off the cruise ship and touched down your feet into Cuba.  The cornerstone of an authentic Cuban sandwich is the delicious slow roasted pork. If you happen to have some Cuban roast pork available, by all means use it!

Read more:  Hapanom

15.  Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

This Hawaiian grilled cheese is bursting with pineapple, Canadian bacon and jack cheese!

Read more:  HouseOfYumm

16.  Chicken Parmesan Panini

Chicken Parmesan Panini – Grilled sandwiches filled with crispy, breaded chicken breasts topped with marinara sauce, provolone, and roasted red bell peppers.

Read more:  DiaryOfARecipeCollector

17.  Spicy Italian Panini

These panini’s are such an easy weeknight dinner, and they’re completely customizable too.  Enjoy the spicy salami, capricollo, ham, and sliced pepper rings on a nicely toasted slice of ciabatta sandwich rolls.  Perfect for a last minute dinner option for the family!

Read more:  IWashYouDry

18.  French Toast Panini

Get that feeling like you’re having breakfast in a diner.  These french toast sticks made in a panini press will taste absolutely delicious.  Especially when you finish them off with warm maple syrup and powdered sugar.

Read more:  GoodStuffAtHome

19.  Monte Cristo Sandwich

This sandwich recipe is easy and delicious recipe of ham and cheese. Kids ideal “bacon” sandwich pack for school. Happy cooking and enjoy!

Read more: MamasGuideRecipes

20.  Cuban Panini Burger

When the craving strikes, and you want a really good, juicy burger – make this Cuban Panini Burger!

Read more:  AFamilyFeast

21.  Bacon Chicken Panini

Delicious Chicken Avocado Bacon Panini Recipe. This recipe takes a chicken sandwich and takes it up a notch but is still so simple to make. Sauteed chicken with avocado slices, bacon, cheese, and a homemade chipotle sauce.

Read more:  ValentinasCorner

22.  Chipotle Turkey Panini

This quick weeknight Chipotle Turkey Panini has chipotle aioli, crunchy red onions, sliced turkey, melty cheese, and avocado.

Read more:  BackingMischief

23.  Garlic Parmesan Panini

We recently tried a new Panini recipe that was so good, the whole team said it tasted like it came from a restaurant. We had to agree with them. This garlic parmesan panini recipe was very simple to put together and tasted like a million bucks!

Read more:  LilLuna

24.  Smoked Ham, Apple, and Gouda Panini

Did you ever think that you’d be combining smoked ham, apple, and gouda cheese into a panini sandwich?!  We didn’t either until we came across this unique recipe and had to try it for ourselves.  Make this Smoke Ham Apple Gouda Panini for lunch or dinner!

Read more:  TheBitterSideofSweet

25.  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!

Read more: VanillaAndBean

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