Here’s a hot ham and cheese you can make with ease…even at the last minute! This Black Forest White Cheddar Panini is easy on the cheese, yet appetizing and full of flavor. This number is perfect for game day snacks or a soup-and-salad sit down.
Black Forest White Cheddar Panini
Back in my deli days, we had a pretty awesome menu of grilled paninis that pulled specialty ingredients from all directions. Of course, I always loved to create custom paninis that weren’t on the menu. One of my favorites…ham, white cheddar, garlic aioli, onion, and arugula. I had other favorites, but I’m spotlighting that one today.
Hey, so how is a panini different from a grilled cheese anyway? I think of a panini as a ‘grilled cheese for grown ups’ filled with any variation of ingredients like cheese, vegetables, meats, pickled things, and spreads. In my book, there are no rules with a panini. Use a sturdy bread, any of the above mentioned ingredients, and toast the sandwich. You can use a panini press, but a simple griddle will do the job.
Ingredients you will need for Black Forest White Cheddar Panini:
- olive oil
- sturdy bread (I used sliced sourdough)
- garlic aioli
- black forest ham
- white cheddar cheese
- red onion
Kitchen tools I use for this recipe:
Want more game day recipes that satisfy a crowd?
You can make a giant tray of Steak Nachos con Filet Mignon and watch them fly outta the pan. For a creamy, beer-inspired soup, check out my White Cheddar Beer Brat Chowder. Lastly, my Daytime Ale and Jack Chili Mac is another beer-inspired meal that comes together in 30 minutes and fulfills all mac and cheese cravings.
This recipe was originally published on Amanda’s Cookin’ in November, 2016.
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