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  • Grilled Panini Sandwich

Grilled Panini Sandwich

Food | March 27, 2020 | Nik Manojlovich
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Looking for a delicious GRILLED PANINI SANDWICH? Here’s a favourite along with ideas for more. Now, let’s get grilling!

Sandwiches have long been my go-to when I’m pressed for time. So long as there’s bread within reach, I’m game to hunt for ingredients through the cupboard or fridge and create a fabulous sandwich.

My enjoyment of homemade sandwiches increased significantly when friends gifted me with a panini maker. I suddenly could make exceptionally delicious creations that have that signature crispy outside with each bite, followed by the warmed filling.

If you don’t have a panini maker, fear not; you can make these creations in a skillet on the stove top. If you’re so inclined to purchase one, I’ve listed my favourite panini maker in the Amazon links below.

On to my favourite GRILLED PANINI SANDWICH combinations:


As featured in this story! It’s all about sprouted three-grain bread, Edam cheese, sliced turkey, tomato, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and a pesto mayonnaise. Butter the outside for crispy grilled bread that heightens the flavour of my favourite panini.

Grilled Panini Caprese


A six-inch square of Italian focaccia bread sliced in half and brushed with herbed oil. Add layers of thin-sliced tomato, buffala mozzarella, fresh basil leaves and baby arugula tossed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Finish with salt and pepper and grill until the outside is crunchy. We’re all crazy about this PANINI CAPRESE!

Apple Pie Grilled Cheese


Using your favourite sliced or artisanal bread, smear the outside with our cinnamon sugar-enhanced butter. For the centre, we’re tossing grated cheddar with crispy apple. This tasty sammie treat has been kid-tested and they love it. Make it your new go-to for breakfast, lunch or even dinner, APPLE PIE GRILLED CHEESE is the best! Yum!

Cuisinart Griddler 5


How does that old adage go? “Make hay while the…”, no wait. Make panini while the press is hot! With that in mind, Carol and I had a chat with our friends at CUISINART CANADA. We spoke about our love of panini, and their panini makers, and they said, “Let’s make someone, and their family, very happy!”

We’re please to announce this GRIDDLER GIVEAWAY! Someone will receive a GRIDDLER FIVE, compliments of Cuisinart Canada. This amazing home appliance takes countertop cooking to a whole new level. Designed for ultimate versatility, the GRIDDLER FIVE has a floating cover that turns this single appliance into a grill, griddle, contact grill and panini press! Plus, the digital display makes it easy to program options and monitor timing.

Here are the details:
Runs from: 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020 to midnight Monday, April 13, 2020.

There are four ways to enter:
1) Follow @cuisinartcanada on Instagram
2) Follow @weekendatthecottage on Instagram
3) Subscribe to the Weekend at the Cottage YouTube channel.
4) Tag a friend on on of our Instagram posts.

We will draw the name of the winner Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at noon on Facebook Live.

Contest open to residents of Canada. You must be 18 years or older to enter. One entry per category, per person.

For more great recipes and entertaining ideas, please visit:


With so many options, there’s no disputing the fact that a GRILLED PANINI SANDWICH is all about the maker. Create your own masterpiece today!

Grilled Panini Sandwich


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3 Responses to “Grilled Panini Sandwich”

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • For Nik's Favourite:
  • 2 slices of 3-grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 slices of Edam cheese
  • 3 slices of sliced turkey
  • 1 slice of tomato
  • handful of alfalfa sprouts
  • ½ an avocado, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of pesto
  • salt and pepper


  1. Set panini maker or skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together pesto and mayonnaise.
  3. Lay slices of bread on a piece of parchment paper and lightly butter one side of each. Flip slices over.
  4. On one slice, add in order: a slice of cheese, the turkey, tomato, salt and pepper, alfalfa sprouts and avocado, then finish with the second slice of cheese.
  5. Spread the pesto mayonnaise inside the second slice of bread. Close the sandwich up, place on the panini maker or skillet, and grill for 5 minutes. If using a skillet, flip the sandwich over at the 3 minute mark and grill for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Cut in half and serve immediately. Garnish with a pickle.

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Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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