Grilled Italian Sausage Panini

Recipe by Mel T
READY IN: 15mins


  • 1
    hot Italian sausage or 1 sweet Italian sausage, uncooked
  • 1
    ciabatta bun, split
  • 2 -3
    slices provolone cheese (depending on size of slices)
  • roasted red pepper, to taste (or other toppings)


  • Put sausage in small pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to boil over high heat.
  • Once water boils, prick the sausage with a fork several times so that the grease comes out as it cooks.
  • Boil sausage for 5 minutes, or until it looks at least halfway cooked.
  • Remove sausage from water, and either rinse it under warm water (there might be some scum on it), or wipe it with a clean paper towel.
  • Preheat George Foreman grill.
  • Slice sausage in half, lengthwise.
  • Place sausage cut-side down on hot grill, and cook until done (about 5 minutes or so).
  • Place cheese in bun, then add sausage, and top with roasted red peppers and/or your own favourite additions such as hot banana peppers, marinara sauce, olives, tomatoes, fresh basil, etc, etc.
  • Close sandwich and grill in George Foreman until the bread is golden and crispy.
  • Cut sandwich in half and enjoy!