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Best Panini Fillings

Let's Dish: What Are Your Favorite Panini Fillings?

After getting into a regular routine of packing lunch, it's easy to wind up pressed for fresh and creative sandwich ideas. Kitchen Goddess member Fuzzles writes in:

The really hot UPS drive delivered my spanking-new panini press today! I broke it in for dinner tonight (the press, not the hot UPS guy), filling the sandwich with layers of paper-thin tavern ham slices from the deli, aged white cheddar, and thin slices of local HoneyCrisp apples. Now I'm asking for your favorite fillings for inspiration. Let the panini marathon begin!

It doesn't get much more delicious than cheddar and crispy, tangy apple slices, but if I were to recommend an en fuego panini combination, I'd suggest manchego, quince paste, and jamón serrano for some Spanish flair or, if I were feeling really bling, chunks of lobster, watercress, and fontina cheese. What goes into your favorite panini?

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fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
You guys are awesome!!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! :feedme:
limelindsey limelindsey 5 years
Brie, tapenade and tomatoes sliced super thin. Yummy!
Ladyseven Ladyseven 5 years
Roasted, turkey, bacon and provolone on cranberry bread... it is SO good it isn't even funny.
Vanonymous Vanonymous 5 years
Love paninis! Either cheddar and fig spread or pear and brie. I want one (or both) now.
lekatvt lekatvt 5 years
I use Boar's Head All American Chicken lunchmeat sliced thick, with provolone, turkey bacon, yellow heirloom tomato and bbq sauce. It is so filling and delicious.
Messy-Missy Messy-Missy 5 years
Its a great medium for left over steak, grilled veggies, fruite and cheeses. Arugula is amazing in these as well. We also use those yummy chocolate and nut spreads with bananas and apples for a sweet treat! Consider left over waffles with nuts, chocolate chips, and fruit an option for an indulgent dessert sometime.
Kathy---Panini-Happy Kathy---Panini-Happy 5 years
I have a whole blog full of favorites (!!) but my most favorite combination is probably some stretchy melted Gruyere and sweet caramelized onions.
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