Meatball Panini Sandwich And Marinara Oven Fries!

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Recently, we had one heck of a cold snap. When it warmed up we were dealing with busted pipes. After that was fixed, I found myself cleaning out the cabinet under the sink. My cleaning frenzy urged me to attack the other cabinets in my kitchen. OK! Have no clue what got into me, but let’s just go with it! So during my cleaning adventure I came across my Grill Mate Indoor grill. Hmmmmm! I could not remember the last time I used it. Well, high time I put that baby back in use, and here is what I came up with!

Meatball Panini Sandwich

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  • 4 slices wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 8-10 meatballs, cooked
  • 4 slices Mozzarella cheese  
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce


  1. Slice the meatballs into quarters. heat meatballs and  sauce in microwave. Heat grill (I use a Grill Mate indoor grill) Butter 1 side of each slice of bread, lay butter-side down on a plate or cutting board.  Now layer 1 slice of cheese, marinara sauce, meatball slices, more marinara sauce, remaining cheese, top piece of another bread, with buttered side facing out. Do this for each Panini sandwich.
  2. Place  hot grill, and close and press down for about a minute. Continue cooking for a few minutes until brown.

Marinara roasted Oven Fries

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  • 2 medium potatoes (Russets work best)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (olive oil or Canola works very well)
  • 1/4 cup Marinara sauce

Heat oven to 400°. Peel potatoes, or you can leave skins on,  slice lengthwise into thin (about 1/4 inch) slices. Cut the slices into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces. Then spread oil into the bottom of a large, shallow baking pan. Place potato strips in a bowl with Marinara sauce and toss or stir well. Making sure potato pieces are covered. Let stand for 10 minutes. Next spread potatoes in a single layer in the baking pan. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes. Turn the potatoes and then continue baking for 8 to 10 minutes more or until tender and brown.

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22 Responses to Meatball Panini Sandwich And Marinara Oven Fries!

  1. These paninis and marinara fries sound delicious! I think I’d add some mozzarella cheese to the fries and turn them into pizza fries! Yum
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  2. sounds like a yummy meal! I have never had a panini before!

  3. Heather M says:

    Oh yum! I need to make these. Such a great idea.
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  4. I love Paninis! These look great. I have never had marinara fries, but I think they sound good!
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  5. Danyelle says:

    I love the idea of putting marinara on fries! I just tried taco seasoning and was wowed – I look forward to this!
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  6. Angela says:

    This sounds like a great meal for game day!
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  7. Lisa says:

    This sounds so good! I’m going to have to make it!
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  8. Pam says:

    Those look really good. I love paninis and soup on a cold winter’s day.
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  9. brett says:

    i LOVE paninis! we need to make them soon
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  10. YUmmm.. sounds like a dinner at our house.. I know the kids would love it..thanks for a great idea.. Paninis are a great thing
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  11. Wow, that looks perfect, I would love to try this! This is my son’s favorite sandwich!
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  12. Oh I wonder if this will work in my George Foreman? Thank you for the recipe. This would make for a great quick week day meal.
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  13. I love the idea of dipping oven fries in marinara! My son would love that, and it’s a much healthier option than a lot of sauces.
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  14. Danielle says:

    These look absolutely delicious! Grilled sandwiches make the best ones 😉
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  15. You’re killing me with all this deliciousness! That looks beyond fabulous!
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  16. Mmmmmm, this sounds like a good recipe. It is something my kids order when we go out so it will be nice to be able to make it at home.
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  17. Stefani says:

    This sounds yummy. I am really wanting a panini maker!
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  18. Dawn says:

    That meatball panini looks so good. I love meatballs. 🙂
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  19. Shanna says:

    These sound amazing! I might have to make it this weekend!
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  20. This looks and sounds like a good lunch! Thanks for the recipes 🙂
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  21. My 12 year old son would love a Meatball Panini Sandwich. I will have to make this for him really soon.
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  22. Ave says:

    This meatball panini looks really delicious! Sure have to try it out! Thanks for a great idea!
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