August is National Panini Month, meaning it’s time to bring out the panini press that’s been sitting in the way back of your cabinet for the past year. Oh, yeah, you totally forgot you had one of those. You can use a panini press so many different ways – anything from grilling veggies and fruits, to making perfect quesadillas, and even assembling the best burritos.
However, this month, our focus is to make panini sandwiches – everything from sweet to salty, including ingredients you wouldn’t ever think to try. The 31 recipes listed below are categorized by breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, so there’s really no reason to miss out on a panini for any meal. Let’s get grillin’.
A quick fix for that early morning class or internship.
Because when did a peanut butter-banana-waffle combo ever sound bad to anyone?
Layer bacon, eggs, brie, apples, and spinach for a well-rounded breakfast sandwich.
Who knew there were so many ways to make English muffins?
Make your own jam from fresh plums, or use sweet plum preserves.
#SpoonTip: A small serving of lemon juice will add more taste to the almond and the ricotta.
This panini features sweet peach and savory bacon, balanced with buttery fontina cheese.
Like a grilled cheese, but with kale (so a very trendy grilled cheese).
Whoever woke up and said ham and apple could be really special together – was a genius.
This one is a tribute to our childhood, but using a panini press makes us sound so adult, right?
All green errythang.
Sourdough, sharp cheddar, hummus, alfalfa sprouts and sesame sticks. Are we outta the woods yet?
A Cuban-style turkey and avocado sandwich.
The title sounds like something out of your great aunt’s backyard garden, so it must be good.
Follow this recipe, but use a panini press instead of a frying pan.
Once you realize how easy this one is, those fancy restaurant chefs won’t seem so special after all.
17. Pizza Panini
What’s a list without pizza? Go ahead and customize it with your favorite toppings, too.
The name is almost better than the actual panini – almost.
A sweet, but lightly bitter sandwich that almost resembles a Thanksgiving feast.
Think Sunday football games or late Saturday nights.
It only takes five ingredients to get the taste of a Margherita pizza right in your own kitchen.
Black bean, Lemon Colby, sharp cheddar, and ham – for the lovers of cheese and meat.
Another great combination that includes banana and excludes only the haters of deliciousness.
“Don’t need no man-ini.” Pair with Ben & Jerry’s for a Netflix Friday night.
White chocolate might not be for everyone, but this panini definitely is.
26. S’mores Panini
I’ll have s’more paninis, please.
Is it a cake or is it a panini? Unclear, but clear on the fact that it’s mouthwatering.
BRB, quick trip to Paris.
29. Apple Pienini
Sweet summer apple with Mascarpone and brown sugar.
Sounds a lot like your basic Starbucks drink, but it’s just so much more.
America’s birthday might be in July, but who says you can’t celebrate it all summer long?
There you have it. If you find yourself bored during the final dog days of summer, try these recipes to get your panini fix. You can also mix and match these ingredients to create endless sandwich possibilities.