Let’s face it: Paninis are the Brad Pitt of the sandwich world — they photograph well, they’re delicious and they make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. The lunchtime staple is often served on Italian or French bread, is usually grilled or toasted, and generally has some sort of cheese on it, making for a gooey, decadent dish.
And while paninis seem like they would require gourmet-level cooking skills, they aren’t particularly difficult to make. All you’ll need is a panini press, waffle maker or griddle, some crispy bread, and a selection of fillings. Needless to say, like Inglorious Bastards, Fight Club or Moneyball, these panini recipes are award-worthy.