Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sweet Onion and Pickle Panini

OK.  I admit it.  I first made this recipe last summer when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter.  It just sounds like one of those weird pregnancy cravings, doesn't it?  Well that is how it started, but this recipe is a keeper!  The combination of sharp cheddar cheese, sweet onion, and juicy pickle is amazing.  I sometimes add Havarti cheese to the mix because I love it in combination with the cheddar.  This makes for a quick and easy meal when you are pressed for time, and a nice alternative to plain grilled cheese.  

crusty white bread ( I use a french miche)
2-3 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
1 sweet onion, chopped
pickle slices


  1. Heat your panini press to medium-high.
  2. Butter the outside of the bottom piece of bread.  Put a single layer of cheese, topped with a layer of pickles on top.  Layer the diced onions and top with another layer of cheddar.  Butter the outside of the top piece of bread.
  3. Place inside the panini press and cook until golden brown.  Let sit for about 2 mintes before cutting in half to serve.  


  1. im not a big fan of onions or pickles, but this made me realize that I NEEED a panini press in my live asap!

  2. I love the idea of pickles and onions together in a panini, and not just for a pregnancy craving! :) Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  3. I LOVE eating pickles and cheese for a snack... this panini looks perfect for my craving!!

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