25 Easy, Simple Recipes For A Sandwich Maker You Need To Try

With just a sandwich maker, you can make a variety of grilled sandwiches. Some may be ideal for breakfast, others for lunch, and some can even be classed as a dessert.

25 Easy, Simple Recipes For A Sandwich Maker You NEED To Try

Basically, if it can be made into a sandwich, it can be grilled in a sandwich maker. In this guide, we will detail 25 easy and simple recipes for a sandwich maker that you will need to try.

1. Grilled Cheese Panini

Let’s start with the most classic recipe for a sandwich recipe, the Grilled Cheese. Heat up your sandwich maker and then place good-quality cheese between two slices of bread.

Coat the outside slices of the bread with butter or even mayonnaise. Place the sandwich in the sandwich maker, press down the lid, and allow the sandwich to cook until crispy.

2. Ham And Cheese Toastie

Of course, you can always create a classic Ham And Cheese Toastie.

Butter two slices of bread and place a slice of good quality ham on top and spread Taleggio with the rind removed on two more slices of bread then place on top of the ham.

Butter the top and bottom of both bread slices so that they turn crispy when cooked.

3. Monte Cristo Sandwich

You can use a sandwich maker or a waffle maker for this sophisticated toasted sandwich. Butter sides of sandwich bread to use as the base layer to top with ham, Swiss cheese, and another slice of bread.

Once the sandwich maker or waffle maker is hot, cook the sandwich until toasted and you can even serve it with some syrup.

4. Italian Grilled Caprese Panini

You will need some sturdy bread so look at a halved ciabatta roll or a couple of slices of sourdough bread.

Brush the outside of the bread with olive oil and then layer on mozzarella cheese slices, tomato slices, and basil leaves before drizzling with balsamic vinegar and adding seasoning to taste.

On the other outer bread slice, brush on some more olive oil and then grill until toasted.

5. Grilled Chicken And Avocado Panini

Heat up your sandwich maker and then add some mashed-up avocado onto one slice of bread. Top with sliced tomato, sliced chicken, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and shredded cheese.

Grill the sandwich until the bread is crispy and chop it in half to expose the delicious contents. 

6. Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Sandwiches

Heat up a quarter-cup of pizza sauce, two tablespoons each of chopped pepperoni and smoked kielbasa, an eighth of a teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder, and a dash of salt and pepper in the microwave.

Spread the mixture onto bread slices, top with cheese and more bread slices then apply butter to the outer part of the slices. Cook until golden brown and the cheese has melted. 

7. Keto Hot Pockets

Similar to the Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Sandwiches, you can create Hot Pockets which are keto-friendly as they use mozzarella dough from shredded cheese and almond flour with cream cheese.

Once microwaved, add salt and egg to gently mix before rolling out to a sturdy thickness.

Cut the dough into squares, place two on a sandwich maker and cover with cheese and pizza fillings then another dough square on the top. Place down the lid and cook until golden brown.

8. Eggplant Panini With Pesto

Draw the moisture out of the eggplant slices by sprinkling on salt, leaving it for half an hour, and then patting them with paper towels.

Season the slices and spray with olive oil then grill and place the slices on french bread with the mozzarella, pesto, and tomato slices.

Close the bread as a sandwich and spray on more olive oil before toasting until the cheese melts and cutting diagonally into halves.

9. UFO Sandwiches

An ‘Unidentified Food Object’ should not be that frightening as this one simply looks like a cheeseburger in bread.

Cook off ground beef and drain (to ensure that the bread isn’t soaked in meat juices and fat) then stir in Sloppy Joe Sauce.

Divide the mixture between slices of bread then top with slices of American cheese and top with another slice of bread. Close the lid down and cook until crispy then enjoy. 

10. Panini Press Ham, Apple, And Brie Sandwiches

First, combine Dijon mustard with softened butter then spread that onto one slice of bread.

Arrange slices of deli ham, Brie, and Granny Smith apple on top then finish with more bread and spread on some more of the butter-mustard mixture on the outside. Grill until nice and crispy then serve.

11. Loaded Turkey Panini

Creating a Loaded Turkey Panini is a great way of using up some Thanksgiving leftovers. Start by assembling the sandwich by layering up turkey slices, sage leaves, cranberry sauce, bacon, goat’s cheese, and Muenster cheese.

Close the sandwiches up with some more thick bread and then leave them in the hot sandwich maker until golden brown.

12. Turkey, Brie, And Apple Panini

You will need some sturdy bread like sourdough and you can build your sandwich by brushing the slices with olive oil.

Spread on apple butter onto one slice and mayonnaise on the other, then add thinly sliced Brie onto one of the slices, it does not matter which.

Add thinly sliced apple on top of the Brie then top with turkey, add seasoning and cook until grill lines appear.

13. Turkey Patty Melt Panini

Start with the turkey patties by combining milk, breadcrumbs, and Worcestershire sauce until the liquid has been soaked up.

Add the ground turkey, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, dried thyme leaves, salt, and pepper to form patties that you can leave in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook.

To create the caramelized onions, thinly slice half a red onion into half circles and sauté in olive oil until beginning to caramelize. 

Next, add balsamic vinegar to cook it off then remove the half circles from the pan. Add more olive oil to cook the turkey patties until browned, then leave them to rest in a heated oven while you heat up the sandwich maker.

Butter the inside of the buns, brush olive oil on the outside crusts, spread on pepper jelly, and then top with the patties, brie, and onion mixture. Top with buns and leave in the sandwich maker until the cheese has melted.

14. Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Preheat the sandwich maker then layer on cheese and bacon to the bottom layer of half an English muffin.

Add beaten egg on an egg plate and ensure that it sits flat then add on the second muffin half to top. Close the lid on the sandwich maker and remove the egg plate once the egg is cooked and serve it up.

15. Grilled Chicken Bacon Onion Panini Sandwich

You will need hearty bread like sourdough to keep all the fillings in check so grease the inside of the sandwich maker first and then assemble the sandwich.

Brush on olive oil to one side of both slices of the sourdough bread then layer up chicken slices, cooked bacon, caramelized onions, spinach, and cheese.

Press the sandwich down and grill until the bread has grilled nicely and the cheese has melted.

16. Bombay Omelette Toasties

Spread on butter to each side of the bread and create the omelette mixture. Combine a beaten egg with turmeric, Garam Masala, ground cumin, salt, pepper, finely chopped green chili and coriander, and cherry tomatoes.

Pour the omelette onto the bread, place on bread butter side up then cook until the egg is cooked and the toasties have gone a bit puffy when touched.

17. Sandwich Maker Omelettes

Preheat the sandwich maker and grease with vegetable oil or butter. Pour beaten egg into the triangle sections then add cheese or any other filling on top. Close the lid and cook until the egg has set and the surface has browned.

18. Egg White, Turkey, Sausage, And Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich

Half an English muffin and add cheese slices and a sausage patty on the bottom half with the egg white in an egg ring to cook until set. Add the other half of the muffin, close the lid and cook until the cheese is melted.

19. Ham, Apple, And Swiss Panini

Spread butter onto each slice of bread then flip them over and spread on a mix of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.

Stack up the thick ham, thinly sliced apple, and shredded Swiss cheese then ensure the sandwiches have the butter sides facing up. Cook until golden brown on the outside and ensure that the cheese has melted.

20. Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Start by creating some sweetened cream cheese by mixing together cream cheese, sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Spread the sweetened cream cheese onto bread slices and then add sliced strawberries to create sandwiches.

Mix together eggs and milk in a dish for dipping the sandwiches in and then cook until crispy and sprinkle on powdered sugar and add fresh strawberries.

21. Peanut Butter, Banana, And Honey Toastie

Everyone knows that peanut butter and banana go great together and with honey, you have a delicious toasted sandwich.

Spread some butter onto the outside of your bread slices and peanut butter onto the other sides.

Slice up some banana, lay them out on top of the peanut butter then pour on some honey. Squeeze the bread slices on top and then leave them in the sandwich maker until crispy.

22. Peanut Butter, Banana, And Chocolate Chip Panini

A grilled sandwich fit for a King uses slices of banana covered with peanut butter and chocolate chips which are then grilled until it all melts together.

23. Chocolate And Brie Panini

Use crispy and crunchy sourdough bread and preheat the sandwich maker until it is hot to the touch.

Apply melted butter to bread slices and flip them over then place Brie slices onto a slice of bread then top with chocolate and close up your sandwiches.

Brush the tops of the bread with melted butter and cook until the bread is toasted and the chocolate has melted.  

24. Mushroom And Goat’s Cheese Panini

This grilled veggie sandwich really packs a punch from minced garlic, fresh thyme, Cremini mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, crumbled Goat’s cheese, and roasted red peppers.

25. Prosciutto And Provolone Panini Sandwiches

For a classic Italian sandwich, layer up Provolone slices, Prosciutto, strips of roasted red peppers on sourdough, and spread on the pesto.

Bonus Section: Cakes

As well as some glorious sandwiches, you can also cook a variety of cakes. These can include sweet cakes, pillow cakes made with wholewheat flour, and even Oreo cake triangles.

26. Sweet Sandwich Maker Cakes

For an easy cake recipe that comes from your sandwich maker, create a cake batter from beaten egg, sugar, milk, vanilla essence, and cooking oil.

Whisk to combine then fold in flour and baking powder and grease the sandwich maker with oil. Pour in the cake batter, place on the lid, and cook until a toothpick comes out clean.

27. Wholewheat Pillow Cakes

Combine the oil, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg in a bowl then mix well before folding in baking powder and flour. Finish off the batter by gradually adding the milk and sprinkles while the sandwich maker heats up.

Grease up the heated element, pour in the batter, and cook until a toothpick comes out clean then serve warm.

28. Oreo Cake Triangles

Create a cake batter by mixing cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt as dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat together milk, egg, oil, vanilla extract, and white vinegar then combine with the dry ingredients.

Fold in crushed Oreo cookies, divide the batter evenly across the sandwich maker triangles and cook until the green light shows.

Final Thoughts

Grilled sandwiches are great for comfort food but it helps to realize how versatile your sandwich maker can be.

From omelets to cakes and even desserts, there are so many things that you can create. Just ensure that you apply oil or melted butter so that you create a toasted outside which you can then wipe away to use again.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Crisp Up A Grilled Sandwich?

Traditionally, you can brush on some oil or melted butter to the outside slices of bread when you put them in the sandwich maker to create a toasted outside. You can also spray on olive oil directly onto the sandwich maker.

How Long Should It Take To Cook A Grilled Sandwich? 

To create a toasty sandwich you will need to cook it for at least two minutes. Depending on the thickness of the bread and the fillings, you may need to cook it for around five minutes in total.

25 Easy, Simple Recipes For A Sandwich Maker You Need To Try

25 Easy, Simple Recipes For A Sandwich Maker You Need To Try

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