Paninis without the Panini

by Kelsey Norwood

in Food

I go between craving salads and sandwiches.

Sandwiches are the thing right now. I like my sandwiches hot, with melty cheese and gooey creamy dressing…

But I don’t have a panini grill.

waffle iron sandwich makerYou don’t have one either? It’s okay.

A waffle iron works just as well.

pesto dressing on sandwich

And instead of those vertical grill lines, you get a checkerboard. It’s so much more fun.

I’ve been having several of these sandwiches a day (they’re small, people) and …YUM. The meltiness comes from top and bottom so it’s perfect.

On this sandwich, I used a pesto/sour cream dressing (YUM), sliced avocado and tomato, Muenster cheese, and sprouts.

Several a day.



1 Kimberly R March 23, 2011 at 9:57 am

Sounds yummy. I really like avocado – I am so glad they are a healthy food.

2 Kendra March 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Yummers!!! Now I am craving them!! :)

3 Keri March 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

is that your homemade bread?

4 Amanda N March 23, 2011 at 6:56 pm

you are clever, girlie! I have a waffle iron that I never use. Brilliant!
I just started loving the pesto.on.everything.

Tell me about your pesto/sour cream goodness…

5 Kelsey March 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Not homemade bread, artisan from Smiths. It’s really good though, probably the same thing they have at Costco. And I just mix a little bit of pesto and sour cream – that’s it!

6 Becky April 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

What an awesome idea! Thanks!

7 Erin Osteen August 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

great idea, I actually have way to many cooking gadgets in my kitchen, and this is a great way to use a gadget for multiple purposes, and now I am hungry for a gooey sandwich with cheese, yum!

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