Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 14 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

[Leftover] Grilled Vegetable Panini Melt
with green onion aioli / fries

Active: 35 Total: 35

With delicious grilled vegetables leftover from Tuesday's meal, tonight's panini melt is a breeze to throw together.
Smarts: To keep this end-of-the-week meal fast and fun, we love oven fries on the side, but feel free to substitute a simple green salad or roasted broccoli if you'd prefer.



Grilled Vegetable Panini Melt:
  • Grilled Vegetables (leftover from Tuesday) - ~3 cups , chopped
  • Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
  • Charred Green Onion Vinaigrette (leftover from Tuesday) - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Bread, sandwich - 8 slices
  • Cheese, white American or Swiss - 4 slices
Oven Fries:
  • Frozen oven fries - 1 lb
  • Dipping sauce, like ketchup - for serving


  1. Chop vegetables - (If prepping right before cooking get oven heating for fries before continuing with prep.) Chop leftover vegetables into small bite-sized pieces so that they will easily fit on the sandwiches. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make aioli - Whisk together mayonnaise and leftover charred green onion vinaigrette. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More


  1. Bake fries according to package directions.

  2. While fries bake, heat a large griddle or skillet over medium heat.

  3. Butter one side of all slices of bread. Lay out bread on a sheet pan or cutting board, buttered-side down.

  4. Spread the opposite sides of the bread (the sides now facing up) with green onion aioli. Divide vegetables and cheese between half the slices of bread. Top with remaining slices of bread, buttered-side up.

  5. Place sandwiches on heated surface and cook on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, pressing down gently throughout the cooking process. It should take about 4 to 5 minutes per side, but adjust the heat as needed.

  6. Serve panini melts with fries and dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!



0 reviews