By Betty McTraveler

Guest Writer For The Right Solutions

I made Italian Panini Sandwich using a George Foreman grill for this edition of Pros & Cons. It’s easy to prepare and even easier to cook. It’s also quick to make: mine cooked in three minutes.

Gotta love this Italian panini. It's easy and fast to make.

Gotta love this Italian panini. It’s easy and fast to make.

The grill works like a Panini press and gives the indentions in the sandwich just like a press would. I used the large George Foreman grill, so the lid had enough weight to really press into the bread.  

Cooks in three minutes in the George Foreman grill.

The George Foreman grill puts indentions in the bread just like a Panini press. Cooks in three minutes on the grill.

I made some minor changes to the original recipe, but for the most part, it’s the same. Hope you enjoy.


  • Olive Oil
  • Two slices of sourdough bread
  • sliced ham
  • sliced salami
  • sliced pepperoni
  • sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Peperoncini peppers
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 1 tsp Italian dressing


Preheat George Foreman grill for at least five minutes. Stack ham, salami and pepperoni on one slice of bread. Add peperoncini peppers. (I used hot banana pepper rings.) Put two slices of Mozzarella cheese on the peppers. Place the other slice of bread on top. Brush about two teaspoons of olive oil on each slice of bread. (I used light-tasting olive oil.) Grill sandwich for about three minutes or until golden brown. After cooking, add Romaine lettuce and Italian dressing. Enjoy.

Hot Banana Pepper Rings go great on this sandwich.

Hot Banana Pepper Rings go great on this sandwich.


  • Fast and easy to make
  • Tastes great
  • Romaine lettuce adds fresh, crisp taste


  • Cooked more quickly than expected
  • Could use something, maybe pesto sauce
  • Does it come deep fried?

If you try it, let me know what you think.

The lettuce gives it a fresh, crisp taste.

The lettuce gives it a fresh, crisp taste. What do you think?

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