Ham & Cheese Pretzel Panini

For a tailgating “panini press,” stow a few bricks in your car. Wrap them in foil and use them to weigh down your sammies as you toast them on the grill.
ham and cheese pretzel panini

Recipe by Ananda Eidelstein

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  • Makes 8Servings


  • 16 frozen soft pretzels (such as SuperPretzel), thawed
  • 16 slices deli ham
  • 16 slices dill Havarti cheese
  • Beer mustard, for dipping


1. Top 8 pretzels with the ham and cheese, dividing equally. Top with the remaining pretzels.

2. Prepare a grill for medium heat. Add the sandwiches and weigh them down with foil- wrapped bricks or a heavy ovenproof skillet. Cover and grill until the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve the sandwiches with the beer mustard.