sandwich maker recipes

13 Sandwich Maker Recipes To Elevate Your Snacking Experience

A sandwich maker, also called a toastie maker, is a cooking appliance with typically two or four triangular-shaped pockets. There is also a gourmet version called a panini maker made from heavy-duty plates. Both devices allow you to enjoy restaurant-grade sandwiches filled with the most flavorsome fillings right from the comfort of your home.

If you have the versatile tool stashed away in one of your kitchen drawers, it’s time to put it to use with these delicious sandwich maker recipes and make some amazing dishes. You’ll be tempted to use it again, and again, and again.

#1. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Made with bacon, egg, and cheese — a combination that speaks for itself — this scrumptious breakfast sandwich will get rid of the horrible Monday blues. Pair it with a fruit bowl or yogurt for a well-rounded meal to start your workweek on a healthy and delicious note!

#2. Bombay Omelette Toasties

Simple, quick, and packed with flavor, these omelette toasties will quickly become your favorite! In it, buttered bread slices are filled with loads of tomatoes, green chili, coriander, turmeric, and spices, all whisked together with an egg. It only takes one bite for you to fall in love with it.

#3. Cheese & Chicken Quesadillas with Udi’s

Make the best quesadillas without turning on the stove! These quesadillas are super easy to make with shredded chicken, shredded taco-style cheese, tortillas, and your favorite toppings, and have a crunchiness and flavor profile few pan-cooked quesadillas can scale up to. What’s more? Unlike a quesadilla, the filling won’t fall apart on your unsuspecting self! It’s a win-win!

#4. Eggplant Panini with Pesto

This summertime lunch panini is made by placing eggplants, tomatoes, mozzarella, and skinny pesto on French bread. The sandwich is then brushed with oil and cooked until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy and toasted. Enjoy this meatless delight for a quick meal or make it to feed a crowd — it’s sure to wow anyone who gets a taste!

#5. Egg White, Turkey Sausage, and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich

If your kid goes to school, you need to have this recipe in your repertoire. It’s super easy to make and uses common ingredients like egg whites, turkey sausage patties (or your favorite protein), sliced cheddar cheese, and whole wheat English muffins. This simple yet tasty sandwich is sure to give your little ones the energy they need to breeze through the day.

#6. Grilled Chicken Bacon Onion Panini Sandwich

In this recipe, protein-rich, flavorsome chicken and bacon are sandwiched between two slices of sourdough bread, along with delectable caramelized onions, cheese, and baby spinach. The sandwiches are then grilled on a panini press until they’re crispy on the outside, producing an absolute crowd-pleaser. Remember to make extras; these sandwiches will fly off the table!

#7. Keto Hot Pockets (Pizza Pockets)

Pizzas are great, and they’re even better when packed into the smaller version of pizza pockets! This crispy keto recipe calls for making pizza dough with almond flour/meal, egg, salt, and your favorite seasonings, and packing it with cheese and pepperoni (or your choice of veggies). Cook them in your sandwich maker until golden brown and crispy, and serve hot.

#8. Oreo Cake Triangles (Sandwich Maker)

Yes, you can also make cake triangles in a sandwich maker. Pretty cool, right? To make, simply mix classic cake batter ingredients with crushed oreo cookies, then pour it into the triangles in the sandwich maker and cook until moist and soft. Serve it with a rich topping made with fresh cream, vanilla, and icing sugar, and add a dusting of crushed oreo cookies!

#9. Panini Press Hashbrowns

Hashbrowns are one of the most popular breakfast items. And once you make them using a sandwich maker, you wouldn’t want to have them any other way! All you need to do is mix potatoes, olive oil, paprika, and seasonings, and spoon the mixture into the press. Cook until you achieve the desired crispiness, and enjoy.

#10. Panini Press Ice Cream Drumsticks

Ice cream drumsticks in a panini press? You bet! Use heavy cream, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, and cornstarch to make the crunchy, creamy drumsticks, then fill them with a mixture made of semisweet chocolate chips, unsalted butter, and vanilla ice cream. Garnish with your favorite toppings to enjoy.

#11. Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Toastie

PB and bananas are a wonderful combination that appeals to both young and old. To make this delicious toastie, spread a layer of peanut butter on bread, top with banana slices, then brush the outside of the bread with butter and grill until golden brown. Serve hot with a drizzle of honey! On a vegan diet? Swap honey for maple syrup and butter for coconut oil!

#12. Turkey Brie Apple Panini

If you have some leftover turkey, then you absolutely need to try this recipe. Simply brush sandwich bread with olive oil, and layer it with apple butter (or cranberry dressing or apricot preserve), mayonnaise, brie slices, apple slices, and turkey. Next, season the sandwich with salt and pepper and cook until the cheese is melted.

#13. Turkey Patty Melt Panini

This patty recipe is like a classic patty melt, but better. To make, season and bread turkey patties and cook them until well-browned. Next, add the patties to buns with pepper and jelly spread, then top them with onion mixture and brie. Place another bun on top, brushed with olive oil, and bake until crispy. Enjoy them hot!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.