Panini Bar Party Ideas

Break out of your standard sandwich routine and build the perfect sandwich with our Panini Bar Party Ideas.  Food bars are a popular party trend and can instantly make a party feel more festive.  This Build Your Own Panini Bar is perfect for fall entertaining or even an easy weeknight dinner idea.

Build Your Own Panini Bar

The idea is that everyone customizes their own panini and therefore everyone is happy.  And as the host you’ll love how simple this is to plan, which means you can spend more time enjoying your guest!

Ham and Apple Panini

Create your panini bar by assembling ingredients on a platter with your sliced bread.  I used one of my favorites, Oatnut from Oroweat.  It has the perfect flavor and texture, which comes from the combination of walnuts and hazelnuts in each slice.

Panini Bar Oroweat Oatnut Bread

Our panini bar was filled with a variety of ingredients: apples, spinach, ham, turkey, Havarti, smoked Gouda, and cheddar cheese.  Pears, avocados, prosciutto, arugula, onions, tomato, and herbs would also make tasty fillers.  Let your guest experiment and create their own masterpiece.  Just make sure that when you plan your panini bar that whatever ingredients you pick pair well with at least  1-2 of the other ingredients.

Panini Bar Party Ideas with Oroweat

Panini Bar Cheese

Build your sandwich with your favorite toppings.  Brush the outside with olive oil or spread a thin layer of butter on the bread.

Apple Ham Panini

Heat your grill pan or panini press over medium heat.  Place your sandwich inside and grill until your panini has golden brown grill marks and the cheese has melted.

Oroweat Panini Sandwich

Enjoy!  Oh, and don’t forget to see what flavor combinations were the most popular with your guest!

What ingredients would you put on your panini?

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.


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  1. Fantastic idea! Perfect for a cold, winter night party! Thanks for sharing.

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