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Roasted Artichoke & Spinach Panini’s

This panini, can be Taylormade so many ways. Puree the spread for picky eaters or not.. It’s up to you, but either way, it’s delicious. This is a great alternative for fans of spinach & artichoke dip. The original version is guilt-free, low fat, and vegan but feel free to try other versions that can be tailored to your preferences.

Panini sandwiches are a delicious Italian creation that combines the goodness of various ingredients stuffed between two slices of bread and then grilled to perfection. These sandwiches typically feature a variety of fillings such as cheese, tomatoes, ham, turkey, pesto, mozzarella, and prosciutto. Vegetables like artichokes, salami, and olives are also commonly added to enhance the flavor profile, while different types of bread like ciabatta or baguette are used as the base. Using a panini press or grill ensures that the sandwich is adequately pressed, resulting in a melty and perfectly toasted treat. Additional ingredients like roasted chicken, pepperoni, fontina cheese, or mushrooms can be incorporated to create a unique and savory flavor profile. Focaccia and basil add a final touch of authenticity to this classic and popular dish. Whether enjoying a simple grilled cheese panini or a more elaborate creation, panini sandwiches never fail to satisfy cravings for a hearty and flavorful meal.

 Just a few ingredients and you have a quick meal that taste amazing.  You could also use this as a healthy dip for veggies or a spread for crackers.  Or spread some on a baguette, ciabatta loaf or cuban bread to make panini’s.  My kids will eat just about anything as long as it is smashed in between some crispy bread.

Now if you are a cheese lover, I would highly recommend you topping yours with some mozzarella or fontina cheese before pressing for the ultimate roasted artichoke & cheesy spinach panini but this version is vegan so the beans become my cheese-less glue to hold the sandwich together.  That’s right, This sammie has no mayo, no cheese but lots of flavor.

So Here is what you are going to need:

Roasted Artichoke, roasted peppers & onions along with roasted garlic – a can of cannellini beans and a bag of fresh or frozen spinach.

roasted artichokes, onions, pepper, garlic and spinach

Paninis are not only delicious and versatile, but they are also perfect for kids! Their small size and handheld nature make them kid-friendly and easy for little hands to hold and enjoy. Kids love the fun and interactive experience of eating a panini, and the endless filling options mean there is something for even the pickiest eaters.

Give all the ingredients a whirl until it is as chunky or as smooth as you like.  If you are feeding picky eaters, the smoother the better so they don’t see any chunks in the spread..Slather it on the bread of your choice and give it a press.  If you don’t have a press then a foil covered brick will work. Or you can always toast your bread, slather the mixture on and eat it open faced.

roasted artichoke spread bread

But what if you have dietary restrictions or preferences? No problem! This panini is incredibly versatile and can be Taylormade to fit any dietary needs. For a gluten-free option, simply use a gluten-free bread or wrap to make your sandwich. If you’re watching your carb intake, you can skip the bread altogether and enjoy the roasted veggies on their own or over a bed of greens. If you’re looking to add some protein to your meal, consider some grilled tofu, chicken or steak to your panini for an extra boost.

You could also omit the beans if you prefer, If you don’t have a food processor you could layer everything on some bread and top with cheese

No matter how you choose to customize this roasted artichoke, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, and spinach panini, one thing’s for sure – it’s going to be a delicious and satisfying meal that you’ll want to make again and again. So go ahead, get creative and make this panini your own!

Roasted Artichoke and Spinach Panini


  • 1 cup drained artichokes
  • 1 cup chopped peppers
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 head of roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 1 can of cannellini beans, drained
  • Spinach, 1 bag of frozen spinach or Fresh Spinach


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Place the artichokes, peppers, and onions on a sheet pan, then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until they start to caramelize.
  • Cut the top off the garlic, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Place the head of garlic in a foil pack and seal. Roast alongside the peppers and onions.
  • In a food processor, combine the roasted artichoke, peppers, onions, garlic, cannellini beans, and spinach. Process until desired texture is reached.
  • Slather the mixture onto bread, lightly brush the top of the bread with oil, and press in a panini machine or George Foreman Grill. Alternatively, you can use a skillet and a foil-covered brick.
  • Serve warm.

These 20 panini recipe ideas are sure to be kid favorites, with familiar flavors and ingredients that kids love. From classic combinations like turkey and cranberry to more adventurous options like Mediterranean or Buffalo chicken. I hope these panini recipe ideas inspire you to get creative in the kitchen and make some delicious sandwiches. Whether you prefer a traditional combination or want to try something new, there is a panini out there for everyone. Happy grilling!

Here are 20 panini recipe ideas to inspire your next meal:

  • Caprese Panini – Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil on ciabatta bread.
  • Turkey and Cranberry Panini – Thanksgiving flavors all year round.
  • BBQ Chicken Panini – Shredded BBQ chicken with melted cheddar cheese.
  • Veggie Delight Panini – Grilled zucchini, red peppers, and pesto.
  • Steak and Blue Cheese Panini – Sliced steak with crumbled blue cheese and caramelized onions.
  • Tuna Melt Panini – Classic tuna salad with melted cheddar cheese.
  • Mediterranean Panini – Hummus, olives, feta cheese, and roasted red peppers.
  • Pesto Chicken Panini – Grilled chicken with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Cuban Panini – Ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard.
  • Breakfast Panini – Fried egg, bacon, and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun.
  • Reuben Panini – Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing.
  • BLT Panini – Crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on sourdough bread.
  • Apple and Brie Panini – Sliced apples, brie cheese, and honey on multigrain bread.
  • Italian Panini – Salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, and roasted red peppers.
  • Buffalo Chicken Panini – Shredded buffalo chicken, ranch dressing, and celery.
  • Eggplant Parmesan Panini – Breaded eggplant, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Hawaiian Panini – Grilled ham, pineapple, Swiss cheese, and teriyaki sauce.
  • French Dip Panini – Roast beef, caramelized onions, and provolone cheese with au jus for dipping.
  • Spinach and Artichoke Panini – Creamy spinach and artichoke filling with melted mozzarella cheese.
  • S’mores Panini – Nutella, marshmallows, and graham crackers for a sweet dessert panini.

So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that your kids will love, try making a panini! They are simple to make, fun to eat, and can be customized to suit your child’s preferences. Get creative in the kitchen and let your kids help choose their favorite fillings for a meal that is sure to put a smile on their faces.

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