Feb 9, 2021

BellPepper & Mushroom Grilled Panini Sandwiches

I have recently ventured into these Veggie Panini Sandwiches not knowing they could become family favorite and could be a super hit on the dinner table or on the road trip. I always loved the Bell Pepper and Onion filling that Charley Phili Steaks use in their Sub Sandwiches, I always ask for that just that filling to make a veggie sandwich out of it from their store. They are so goood, if you haven't tried yet, you gotta give it a try! However one day I have replaced their steak with Mushrooms and copy cat (aka inspired by ;-)) their Sub and converted into Veggie Panini Sandwich, and Boy, that was a super hit and turned into super delicious. Since then Bell Peppers and Mushrooms have become regular staples on my grocery list. Here is the recipe for you, Njoy!


Bell Pepper - 1

Mushrooms - 10 to 15 or small package ( Baby Bella Mushrooms are preferred)

Onion - 1 medim

Multigrain Bread Slices - 10 (any bread of your choice will work, pick ThickSlice Bread)

Cheese - 2 cups

PAM or OilSpray - to spray on Panini Griddles


Pink salt 

Black Pepper - freshly ground

Crushed Red Pepper

Gadgets - Panini Sandwich Maker is preferred to get nice char effects, if not these can be made on stove top too

*yields - 5 Sandwiches

Preparatory Steps:

  1. Clean and wash Bell Pepper, remove stem and remove the seeds & membranes inside. Chop into thin slices of 2 1 in length
  2. Remove and trim edges of Onion, wash in water, thinly slice them into 1 inch length
  3. For Mushroom, remove the stems at the bottom and clean the mushrooms with wet kitchen towel to remove any dirt on top. (DO NOT wash mushrooms, they become soggy quickly when you saute). Chop mushrooms into thin slices.


  1. Heat a non-stick pan on stove and once hot, add 1 tsp of oil and saute the BellPeppers first until they wilted slightly and should be still crunchy. Add lil bit of salt and freshly ground black pepper. (it enhances bell peppers taste), transfer peppers to a plate
  2. In the same pan, now saute onion slices, until they turn slightly browned and caramelized; Transfer these to a plate
  3. Now Finally saute the mushroom in the same pan, they ooze some water, let them simmer until they become slightly dry, add salt and crushed red pepper flakes (that enhances mushroom taste), transfer to plate.
  4. Switch off the stove, now you are ready to grill.
  5. Start the Panini Grill and spray with PAM or oil generously
  6. First keep the 2 bread slices on grill and toast slightly, then reverse them, on one bread slice add mixture of sautéed onion, bell pepper and mushroom, sprinkle with 1 - 2 TBSP of cheese, top with another bread slice that is already toasted. Press hard and cook for 1-2 min on grill, until the cheese melts. Now remove the Panini Sandwich from Panini grill, cut them diagonally or in 4 squares and serve right away when cheese is smothered and melted. 
  7. Repeat the process until you are done with making all the sandwiches.  

Packed and ready for Road Trip!


  • Today i still have some stuffing left and I am out of bread, so i have used the Tortillas instead that are handy, and they turned into a good looking Quesadillas that are approved by kids. 
  • These will be perfect for Roadtrips and/or picnics; and a great veggie finger food for game parties too.  
Made this Grilled Panini Basket for SuperBowl 2021! GoBucs!

Hope you have enjoyed this quick magical and kids friendly recipe, will be back with another interesting one soon Until then take care!

Keep Smiling and Spread the Joy!


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