Other Panini Grill Recipes

Seriously, The Best Homemade Quesadillas

January 29, 2014
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Over the years I’ve noticed there’s kind of a “difference”, shall we say, between the quesadillas I get at a Mexican restaurant or taquería and the ones I make at home. The restaurant flour tortillas taste a whole lot better than my store-bought ones (or have flavor at all!) — they’re very savory, with soft […]

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Grilled Potatoes Anna…and San Diego’s Brooklyn Girl!

January 17, 2014
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Potatoes, butter, salt and pepper — that’s all it apparently takes to get me very excited about a side dish! I was inspired to make today’s Grilled Potatoes Anna on the panini press after tasting the Pommes Anna (the Frenchier name for it) at Brooklyn Girl, a popular new(ish) restaurant in the Mission Hills neighborhood […]

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Spatchcocked Game Hen

October 30, 2013
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{Originally posted February 1, 2009 – now updated with a new photo and an improved recipe!} “You’re gonna WHAT??!” I got more than a few shocked looks and snickers when I told family and friends I was going to spatchcock a game hen this weekend on the panini grill.  There’s no escaping the chuckles – […]

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How to Make Pizza on the Panini Press

August 13, 2013
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College students, this one is for you! And for anyone else who finds themselves improvising a bit when it comes to cooking without a traditional kitchen (e.g., the office). I’m going to show you How to Make Pizza on the Panini Press! This is gonna rock your world. I love that kids are bringing panini […]

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Seared Ahi and Avocado Salad…plus 8 Summertime Dinners on the Panini Press

July 17, 2013
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If there ever was a time to pull out your panini press – or Foreman grill or any other tabletop grill – it’s right now, in the middle of July, in the thick of the summer heat! Let the panini press be your secret weapon for making dinner without having to turn on the oven […]

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Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri and Fingerling Potatoes

March 1, 2013
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Add this Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri and Fingerling Potatoes recipe to your personal repertoire of highly satisfying and relatively quick meals you can prepare on the panini press (remember the list we started a few weeks ago?). I’m not a huge steak-eater, but I’ve pretty much fallen in love with the flat iron […]

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Spinach-Feta Quinoa Cakes…plus 5 Quick Dinners on the Panini Press

February 5, 2013
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It starts around 4:45 PM in my house. First it’s, “Can I have crackers?” About ten minutes later, “I need yellow cheese.” And then soon after, a breaking point is reached. “WHEN ARE WE HAVING DINNER?!!” Spinach-Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce is one of many healthy dinners I’m able to pull together in […]

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Big Game Week: Grilled Crab Cakes with Old Bay Aioli

January 31, 2013
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Big Game Week on Panini Happy continues with Grilled Crab Cakes and with Old Bay Aioli! Having the Baltimore Ravens play in the Super Bowl this year finally gave me the perfect reason to grill crab cakes on the panini press. Maryland is known for both its crab and for it’s classic seafood seasoning, Old […]

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Panini Press Brownies

January 17, 2013
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Panini Happy turns 5 this week! If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the panini press through blogging about it over the past 5 years it’s that it is far from a “just a sandwich maker”. We love panini here, don’t get me wrong. But I’ll admit I get especially excited when I discover another […]

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Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

January 3, 2013
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Happy New Year!! And a big WELCOME to all of our new Panini Happy community members who received a panini press as a holiday gift – here’s to lots more fun grilling in 2013. Are you in the mood for something a little on the lighter side? Yeah, me too. I’m pretty sure you’ll love […]

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