Angie’s Grilled Paninis – Big Meals, Little Budget

by Angie on March 3, 2011

marshmallow roast

Oh my gosh? Dare I say it? Spring is right around the corner!! You know what this means, BBQ’s and camp fires! Flowers and swimming! Playing, playing, playing!

(for the kids, of course)

As long as we’re talking summer, we’ve got to talk grills…….that’s right, what a lead in…Have you ever thought about  paninis on the grill?

If you’re looking for ideas other than the typical hot dogs, hamburgers, or bratwurst, then try a grilled panini by taking a combination of meats and cheeses and grill them until melted between two pieces of sourdough bread.

  • Idea #1 - Try some corned beef or pastrami and swiss topped with sauerkraut and thousand island dressing.
  • Idea #2 - Simply a ham and cheese on the grill…A panini served hot is a wonderful thing.
  • Idea #3 – Try some roast beef and swiss on Rye, a great dinner and fun all for the cost of a sandwich!

Pull out the lawn chairs and have a cooler of cold drinks. Plus, after grilling is of course the obligatory marshmallow roasting! Live on the wild side and let your kids find sticks to roast their marshmallows! They’ll love finding the perfect one!

What’s your favorite sandwich to throw on the grill for a quick summer night’s dinner?!?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Tricia H March 3, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Oh I am so ready for spring! And this is a great idea Angie. Grilling a sandwich makes it super special.

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Joe March 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I never thought grilling paninis outside. My family goes camping every week during the summer and grilling these would be something different for us. I will have to try a rueben-style panini….yum.

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Food on the Table March 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

Yum! What a novel idea. I’d like to try a roasted vegetable panini on the grill.

-Food on the Table, http://www.foodonthetable.com/blog

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Kurt Schwind March 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Panini tip: Take some bricks and cover them in aluminum foil and let them get super hot on the grill.

You can place the sandwich on the grill and the hot brick on top of it as a ‘press’. If you want, you can also put the sandwich on one brick and the other brick on top of that.

Good stuff. (this also work in your oven, but what’s the fun in that.)

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Dana @ Budget Dietitian March 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

Knowing my clumsy self, I can picture all of my sandwich fillings falling out when I go to flip the sandwich! :)

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Angie Atchley @VivoBello March 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

Kurt! Bricks are a great idea! I personally like the grill lines on my sandwich, but we could do the bricks to get it all hot & almost cooked and then put it straight on the grill for just a little bit to finish it off.
Love that idea.

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