MYO Panini without a Panini Maker

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In the mood for a quick hot panini style sandwich, Here’s a simple way to make up to 4 perfect sandwiches in 3 minutes flat. . .

When I’m in a hurry and want to grab a sandwich and head out the door without waiting to heat up the Panini press, this trick comes in handy. I tend to keep pieces of parchment paper (already cut and ready to use) in the drawer by the toaster so that I can throw together a sandwich in seconds.

You’ll Need:

2 slices of bread
Sandwich filling of choice (Ham, Pastrami, Corned Beef, Roast Beef, Cheese- Provolone, swiss, american, cheddar, etc)
**Piece of Baking Parchment paper OR Reusable Toaster Bags

Cut the parchment paper slightly wider than the bread slices. If you cut them the exact size the filling may dribble out and into your toaster, and you wouldn’t want that to happen!


Place the bread on parchment paper then add the sandwich fillings of your choice. Keep in mind not to make your sandwich too thick or it might not fit in your toaster. Top with the other slice of bread.

Bring the bottom of the parchment paper up, creating a natural fold at the bottom of your sandwich. Slip the sandwich into the toaster and hit toast. Ours takes 2 1/2 minutes.

When it pops up, be careful, the filling with be very hot! Unwrap and enjoy.


Filling Ideas:myo-panini-without-a-panini-maker

  • Cheese
  • Ham & Cheese
  • Pastrami, Roast Beef, Corned Beef (& Cheese)
  • Tuna Salad
  • Ham Salad
  • Bacon, cheese, then add lettuce & tomato when it pops out
  • Tomato & Cheese
  • Flour Tortilla with Taco Meat & Cheese

**Please note, wax paper is NOT the same as parchment paper and should not be used in it’s place. Parchment paper is designed to withstand high heat temperatures, usually up to 420F

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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