Recipes for Sandwich Maker

I recently acquired a sandwich maker with bonus points from my Credit Card. They have very few recipes in the booklet. I would love to have some good, cheap recipes that are quick and easy.

MelissaB - April 23, 2011

If this is the kind that splits a sandwich in half and seals the edges, we used to have one. We would do hot dog slices with chili, chili with cheese, pie filling with powdered sugar, pepperoni with a little sauce and cheese, taco meat and cheese, turkey with cheese, tuna with cheese, etc. I once put in leftover spaghetti that had already been mixed with sauce and added some mozzarella. That was yummy, but very messy to eat.

    Gail - April 27, 2011

    Flour tortillas work really great for eating light. I use mine faithfully for hot pockets. Also desserts, pick up a sweet bread and add fruit fillings and you have hot dessert.

Carrie - April 27, 2011

In college I used to make hot peanut butter sandwiches like this. Being poor college students, my friends and I put any leftover you could think of in bread and put it in the sandwich maker! Also we would flip the sandwiches over half way to make 4 sealed peices instead of 2.

Becky B. - April 28, 2011

One of my favorite grilled sandwiches is to spread pimiento cheese on sourdough bread and grill! YUMMY! You can buy or make the bread, but do make your own pimiento cheese spread. SO MUCH better than store-bought!

Classic Pimiento Cheese Spread

2 (3-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated mild Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup diced pimentos, drained
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Place all ingredients in the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to use.

–Taste of the South magazine, Summer 07
Pimiento Cheese

1 (8oz) package shredded sharp Cheddar
1 (8oz) package shredded white Cheddar
1 (4oz) jar pimientos, with juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper

Mix the shredded cheeses together with the pimientos. Stir in the mayonnaise. With a metal spoon (pimientos will stain plastic or wood), stir until the mixture is well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir again. Keep covered in the fridge until ready to use.

Serve with corn chips or spread on bread.

–Paula Dean

Lisa - April 28, 2011

we also used ours for pancakes w sausages mix up batter pour in add an already cooked sausage, also we baked corn bread, assorted muffins even those pop open cans that go on sale sometimes for about .25 a tube. When you make the mixes just make it a little runnier than recipe calls for.
We have used stwe in bread & tortillas, left over spagetti, basically anything you can heat will do.

Carolyn - May 13, 2011

Use canned or homemade biscuits, (roll them out to flatten a little), then mix cocoa powder & sugar and put a little dab of butter in there. Homemade “fried” pies. Cinnamon & sugar is good too or applesauce & cinnamon.

Kitten - May 18, 2011

Hi, I have a sandwich maker. All of my ideas here cook in three (3) minutes. I use it for about anything and everything. I also always spray my snadwich maker with a non-stick cooking spray. Pour in pancake batter for hand held pancake dunkers for the kids. Add a link of cooked sausage for pigs in a blanket. Fill bottom wells with uncooked scrambled eggs. Add your favorite omelet ingredients to the uncooked egg mixture, lower top and cook for 3 minutes.. Pour corn bread batter in the wells and make interesting corn bread muffines. Cut a weiner in half crosswise then cut that half in half lengthwise and place into the corn bread batter, lover lid and you have corn dogs. Fill the wells with cake batter for cupcakes. Put little treats into the uncooked cake batter like chocolate chips, a chocolate covered cherry. a tiny Reese’s peanut butter cup, a chocolate/mint patty for surprises. Be careful what bread you are using. Some brands of bread, the slices are not large enough to completely cover the wells. If part of the well is left uncovered the filling will cook out all over the place. Place large slices of bread, ones that fully cover the wells, and cover the slices of bread with any canned fruit pie filling. Place another slice on top, cook for 3 minutes and…Ah-Ha- turnovers. Cook your grilled cheese in the sandwish maker. Put a small piece of tomato on each well and then bread on top and cook for 3 minutes. French toast also works wel, as does grilled any-sandwich. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and put that in the maker. WOW, but be careful, that jelly can get very hot. Leave off the jelly and add a piece of banana to ech well. Spread Marshmellow cream on one slice of bread top with a slice you have spread with peanut butter, close lid and yep, 3 minutes. Make burritos by using bread or tortillas. Just lay the bread on the maker or tortillas, fill wih your beans and your favorite toppings and add another slice on top and grill for 3 minutes. All of my ideas cook in three minutes. Make tacos by using either bread or tortillas and filling with your favorite taco fillings, place a second slice of bread or tortilla on top and cook. Using hash brown either fresh or frozen, put 2 or 3 eggs in a dish and beat. Add enough uncooked hash brown to fill the eggs. Now, spoon this mixture into the wells and clamp down the lid and cook. For potato pancakes you can use only mashed potatoes or you can add shredded, cooked meat, or cooked ground meat. Make mashed potatoes, stir in one beaten egg, season with family favorites and fill wells, close lid and, three minutes, potato pancakes. Oh, be sure to add some shredded cheese in the mashed potato m ixture. Fill wells with already cooked mac and cheese, or already prepared poultry dressing/stuffing. When making the mac and cheese bites, make a large ball of some cooked mac and cheese, if you would like, roll it in some seasoned or Panko bread crumbs. Place in well and mash down with lid so the mac and cheese ball spreads out to fill well. same way with the dressing/stuffing but don’t roll in the bread crumbs. I have lots more but I think this is enough to get you started. Have fun. My son, when he goes on skiing trips with his bunch of pals, everyone tells him to be sure and bring the sandwich maker. The usually go skiing for 3 or 4 days at a time and they get a room there at the ski resort. They use the sandwich maker to economize on the trip and they make all the meals on the sandwich maker.

HNW - March 8, 2012

Kitten… you are a GENIUS! I’m totally using your ideas for the kids!

nicole - July 27, 2012

I know I’m kin of late here but i wanted to share my favorite sandwich maker recipe, strawberry bannana cream cheese stuffed french toast. just make a peice of french toast like normal, dip bread in egg, put that peice on the sandwich maker,I sprinkle a little cinnamon on top, put sliced strawberries and bananas on top with some cream cheese chunks, i just shave a little of the top off a cream cheese bar with a knife then put another piece of bread dipped in scrambled egg on top press it down and after a minute or 2 thats it, little fruit stuffed french toast triangles, I also put syrup on top , it is sooo good, my son loves it and so does my boyfriend, obviously any fruit would go inside too!

ctharp - October 30, 2012

My husband and I use to be on an eighteen wheeler and over the road food got old real fast. We use to take flour tortillas and put canned chicken breast with seasonings and cheddar cheese and fold over in the sandwch maker to make a hot meal for eating on the road. We also used pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozarella cheese. They are so good!

K Randall - January 27, 2013

All very helpful thank you all!!!!

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