Our Favorite Grilled Sandwich Recipes for Fall

Posted: October 14, 2022 11:45 am

Are you done with the same old lunch routine? Try one of our delicious variations on the classic lunch sandwich, such as a panini or other grilled sandwich. These delicious sandwiches, which are crisp, gooey, and warm, can be easily assembled between two slices of bread (or waffles!) and will keep you full until dinnertime. Find ideas for lunch you can grill, whether you have access to an outdoor grill, a panini press, or a cast-iron grill pan.


Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Panini


Grill some chicken breasts and make a healthy panini on the same grill. Warm, melty mozzarella cheese, sliced chicken, ripe tomatoes, jarred. In minutes, you can throw in an Italian dressing and a few slices of toasted bread to make a delicious sandwich together.


Turkey Taco Panini


Just because there are only five ingredients in these foldovers doesn’t mean they’re easy. The tacos’ golden-brown surface belies the bold, cheesy flavor hidden within. You can use whichever salsa you like on your grilled turkey sandwich: black bean, corn, or fruit.


Provolone and Broccoli Rabe Panini


You should blanch the Broccoli rabe before being sautéed with chopped garlic and anchovies (don’t leave the anchovies! To the greens, they impart a salty, nutty flavor. Grilled sandwich with a colorful array of ingredients and a robust taste thanks to the smoked Provolone.


Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich with Braised Short Ribs


This grilled cheese sandwich is out of this world, stuffed to the gills with melty macaroni and cheese, succulent braised short ribs, and umami-rich steak sauce. When you can’t decide between a beef braise and a pasta dish, this is a fantastic way to use up the ribs you prepared the night before. To melt the cheese and grill the bread for your sandwich, grab a panini and press quickly and uniformly.


Spanish Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Manchego and Jamón Serrano


Make this warm ham and cheese sandwich in the style of Spain by using a panini press. Proof that less is more, these sandwiches are stuffed with salty jamón Serrano, nutty Manchego cheese, and chopped Medjool dates.


Apple and Almond Butter Panini


Substitute this almond butter panini for your standard grilled peanut butter sandwich. You can assemble the sandwich in a waffle iron, but you may use whatever indoor sandwich grill you have. Adding a gratifying crunch to the softness of almond butter and toasty bread are thinly sliced apples dusted with cinnamon sugar.


Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Blue Cheese


Fry the chicken until it’s golden and crisp, then throw it in the Buffalo sauce. This grilled cheese sandwich becomes even more irresistible when you factor in the melted cheddar, buttermilk ranch, crumbled blue cheese, and crispy, buttery bread. Use a robust bread like an Italian or French loaf with thick slices to hold all these fillings.


Reuben Sandwiches


Your neighborhood deli needs this recipe for grilled Reuben sandwiches. The key to a great Reuben is a combination of thinly sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing in just the right proportions. With just a flip, this sandwich goes from cold to melty and warm in no time.


Grilled Cheese with Smashed Spaghetti and Meatballs


It may sound like some bizarre scientific experiment, but please try this grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with spaghetti and meatballs. It’s a brilliant mashup of a traditional grilled cheese sandwich with leftover spaghetti and meatballs from the freezer. It’s crispy, garlicky, cheesy, and delicious. Who would have thought it would taste this wonderful?


Italian Chicken Sandwich


Foldable flatbreads sear beautifully on the grill, and a filling of chicken strips, banana peppers, and sautéed vegetables is held together with melty mozzarella. Though the grill lines on this flatbread sandwich look best when made in a panini press, you can achieve the same delicious results by pressing the bread in any heavy skillet.


To Wind Up,
There doesn’t appear to be much complexity involved. You can make a sandwich with two slices of bread, a thick slab of butter, and your choice of delectable fillings sandwiched in between. Whether a grilled chicken sandwich or a melted cheese panini, practically everyone has a go-to grilled sandwich. When nothing else will do, turn to these tried-and-true recipes for the best-grilled sandwiches.

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