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.
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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.