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“I’m making you a sandwich you can’t refuse.” – The Godfather.

Do you love godfather subs, but sometimes just want them to be a little more… bite-sized? Well, have I got the solution for you. I had this idea the other night to make a mini version of one of my favorite sandwiches – The Godfather sub. And even though Don Vito Corleone says that revenge is a dish best served cold, we’re gonna throw it onto a panini press to smash it down and grill it to perfection.

I give you… *Drumroll* Mini GodFather Panini.

You know how we do it on Bobby Boyd Living… We only enjoy delicious comfort foods and live the good life. This mini godfather panini recipe is an original – Just like the Easy S’mores Popcorn Bake Recipe, so you know what to expect… Uhhhh, Mindblowing Deliciousness = Heaven. 

When you take a bite of this, you’d taste the juicy sweet meat variants, sweet cheese, buttery Hawaiian bread rolls, and all the seasonings and condiments that were invested into it.

And tell you something… Not only is this recipe mouthwateringly delicious, but it is also ready to go in just 20 minutes.

And it is super customizable. Feel free to layer as much meat and cheese as you want, but don’t overload your sandwich, so your panini press doesn’t overheat.

Just assemble the sandwich, place it on the panini press and smash (ahem, grill).

Note: If you don’t have a Panini press, you can use a flat skillet and place a cast-iron skillet on top to press the panini.

Ingredients Needed To Make The Delicious Mini Godfather Panini Recipe

Apart from the different meats and cheese used in preparing this recipe, the ingredient list is simple and inexpensive. You can find most of the condiments and seasoning in your pantry.

Here are the ingredients needed:

– Hawaiian sweet bread rolls
– Spicy salami
– Traditional salami
– Coppa
– Provolone cheese
Tomato rings
– Shredded Iceberg lettuce
– Italian pickled vegetables
– Yellow mustard
– Mayonnaise
– Olive oil
– Italian seasoning
– Melted butter
– Vinegar
– Dried Oregano
– Dried mustard
– Salt to taste
– Pepper to taste

[See the recipe card for instructions on how to make the Delicious Mini Godfather Panini]


Delicious Mini Godfather Panini Recipe

Bobby Boyd
This Delicious Mini Godfather Panini Recipe delivers an explosive taste of juicy meat flavors and sweet cheese wrapped in buttery Hawaiian rolls. They make cute appetizers, snacks, or party food.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine Italian


  • Knife
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Microwave
  • Pastry brush
  • Panini press


  • 12 Hawaiian sweet bread rolls
  • Spicy salami, as desired
  • Traditional salami, as desired
  • Coppa, as desired
  • Provolone cheese, as desired
  • Tomato rings, as desired
  • 2 cups of shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup of Italian pickled vegetables
  • 4 tablespoons of yellow mustard
  • 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup of melted butter
  • ¼ cup of vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of dried mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Marinara sauce, to serve


  • Cut the Hawaiian sweet rolls in half. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, dried mustard and oregano, salt, and pepper to taste. Whisk to mix all the ingredients. Pour in the olive oil and continue to whisk until it is combined. Set aside.
  • Spread the mayonnaise and mustard on the bottom half and only mayonnaise on the top half. Spread the Italian pickled vegetables over the mustard-covered bottom half.
  • Start layering your different Italian meats on the pickled vegetables. Then, add a layer of provolone cheese.
  • Sprinkle a handful of shredded iceberg lettuce to cover the cheese layer, top with tomato rings, and drizzle some of the sauce oil-vinegar sauce. Finally, cover with the top half of the bread roll to complete the mini godfather panini.
  • Pour the melted butter into a bowl and add the Italian seasoning, stir to combine. Pop it in the microwave to warm for 1- 2minute.
  • Use a pastry brush to spread the butter mixture on the top of the bread rolls.
  • Turn on the panini machine and let it heat up (until the green light comes on). Place the mini godfather panini on the press and cover it with the grill press for 3-5 minutes, or it turns a golden-brown color and has appetizing brown grill marks. Serve with spicy marinara dip.
Keyword homemade sandwich, homemade snacks, Italian recipes, Mini godfather panini
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These mini godfather paninis make cute appetizers, snacks, or party starters. Your kids will love this, so you can stock them in your fridge. 

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Cynthia Bacher
Cynthia Bacher
1 year ago

Looks so yummy!

Cynthia Bacher
Cynthia Bacher
1 year ago

And now I need to buy a panini machine, stat!!

Karen Winkle
Karen Winkle
1 year ago

Look’s delicious!

Mary Ann Maple
Mary Ann Maple
1 year ago

Great job!! You’re getting more relaxed!! Your description of the panini made me want to take a bite now!! ???

Mary Ann Maple
Mary Ann Maple
1 year ago

You should check out my Pinterest board. Don’t laugh! I’m a very good cook and good at decorating!

1 year ago

Absolutely delicious that’s happening today Bobby ???? I luv that it’s tiny ? then I can have more than one ?????

Cyndie Lauterbach
Cyndie Lauterbach
1 year ago

Yum!!!! And I Love Your Commentary!!!

1 year ago

This sandwich was delicious, my husband loved it. Definitely a keeper.

Kate Cronin
Kate Cronin
1 year ago

I don’t think there is anything that you cook that doesn’t look delicious.
I love sandwiches, and this is definitely something I am going to try. I could almost smell it when you were describing it. It also made me very hungry!
Thanks for bringing some joy into my life every week with your stories and presentations.

1 year ago

Looks yummy ?