Delicious turkey & swiss panini sandwiches made with a waffle iron!! No panini press? No problem!
I always have lunch meat in my fridge. I love me a good sandwich (or sammich as I like to say). There’s one thing that has been missing in my life, though. A panini press.
I guess I’m just too cheap to go buy one! I can’t believe that as someone who cooks a whole lot and blogs about it – I don’t own a panini press!
Some of my friends have been posting some yummy panini recipes on their blogs lately and I was getting a little down that I wouldn’t be able to make them. I thought maybe I could just use a frying pan to heat the sandwich and then another on top to smash it. Nah, too many dishes to wash. Then I had a crazy thought. What about using my waffle iron?!
Have you ever used your waffle iron to make something other than waffles? I started searching around online and found that you can make french toast waffles, hash browns and all sorts of sandwiches! What?! Awesome.
So I pulled out my trusty waffle iron and all my sandwich stuff to get my panini on. Let me just tell you right now – it was delicious!!!
The waffle iron gives the sandwich the toasty outside with the melty inside, just like a panini. It also gives the sandwich the great nooks and crannies of a waffle which makes it fun to serve and fun to eat! My boys thought the sandwiches came out looking pretty cool. Plus this is a great way to use up that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving!
Turkey & Swiss Waffle Panini
Turkey & Swiss sandwich cooked in the waffle iron instead of a panini press!Print Pin Rate
- Sliced bread I used an Italian Round
- Sliced turkey
- Sliced swiss
- Mustard your favorite kind
- Plug in your trusty waffle maker. Set to medium heat (if you can adjust).
- Place cheese then lettuce then turkey on one slice of bread. Spread the other slice of bread with mustard. Place bread together.
- Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Place sandwich on griddle. Slowly press down the top, squishing the sandwich as much as you can. Cook for about 2-5 minutes, depending on your waffle iron and how hot it cooks, etc.
- When golden brown and crispy, carefully remove from the griddle and serve right away. Enjoy!
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This is so cute and such a great idea! Thanks for sharing on the DBB on Thanksgiving-Eve! 😉
– Brooke –
Jillian Wade says
Annndd now I’m SO hungry after looking at this sandwich, pinning! Visiting from DBB.
Kenneth Goh says
Oh, turkey in a waffle. What a special dish. Without actually doing it, I knew it will be a nice sandwich and I will like it. Seeing your post inspired me to do a lot of Asian Taste sandwiches.. Haha. Have a nice day and cheers.
Craft Dictator says
I love this idea because I love waffles so much! Pinned! Coming over from the DBB!
Cindy Eikenberg says
Jen, this looks absolutely fantastic and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Kelly @ Life made Sweeter says
These waffle sandwiches look amazing Jen! I have been wanting a panini press for the longest time too and never thought to use my waffle iron. Love this genius idea! Pinning and thanks so much for sharing 🙂
We love turkey leftovers! This is a perfect way to use them. Looks amazing, and I know my kids will love the waffle bread.
What a great idea! I love using the waffle iron for a sandwich. And a great way to use up some leftovers!
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
I think cooking this in a waffle iron is a genius idea 🙂 Pinning it!
Heather @FrenchPress says
I love usiing my waffle iron for sammies! looks delicious
I always use my waffle iron for sandwiches and paninis. I am not a fan of heated lettuce there is just something about that texture. The rest of the sandwich sounds good though.
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
I really really really love this idea!!