Ham and Cheese Biscuit Panini

This Ham and Cheese Biscuit Panini recipe was sponsored by Pillsbury.

Let me tell you a magical ingredient that can get fun, family-pleasing dinners on the table FAST: Refrigerated Biscuits! Biscuits aren’t just for breakfast! Take this Ham and Cheese Biscuit Panini for example: Three ingredients and a waffle iron create a fun dinner that’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. (Don’t worry if you don’t have a waffle iron or panini maker. Just make these easy Grands! Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in a skillet as originally written. )

Ham and Cheese Biscuit Panini PLUS other easy dinner ideas with refrigerator dough! | The Weary Chef

It’s back to school time, and that means evenings are busy with homework, after school classes, PTA meetings, and all the other activities that come with kids in school. We have to squeeze dinner in there somewhere, so meals that are ready in under 30 minutes are very welcome for busy families! Not only do we all love quick and easy recipes, it’s also nice to reward kids with a fun meal after a long day.

Ham and Cheese Biscuit Panini PLUS other easy dinner ideas with refrigerator dough! | The Weary Chef
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Biscuit Panini PLUS other easy dinner ideas with refrigerator dough! | The Weary Chef

Ham and Cheese Biscuit Panini

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These tasty ham and cheese biscuit sandwiches are perfect any time of day!

  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands! refrigerated biscuits
  • 4 slices American or cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices ham


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Roll each biscuit to be about 1/4″ thick. When waffle iron is ready, place one biscuit down on iron, top with ham, then cheese, and then place another rolled biscuit on top. Close waffle iron and press the lid down for a few seconds.
  3. I set my waffle iron to the setting to cook uniformly and turned the brownness setting to almost high. Your mileage may vary, so please do what works best with your appliance.
  4. When biscuit is brown and cheese is melted, after 5-8 minutes, carefully remove your cute little panini to a plate and make the next three in the same way. Enjoy!


  • Melted cheese may ooze out onto your waffle iron while cooking these. If your appliance is difficult to clean, you may want to follow the original skillet instructions instead.
  • The biscuits make these little sandwiches very filling! This recipe was more than enough to feed our family of four.
  • Adapted from Grands! Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Pillsbury.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Sandwich

Biscuit grilled cheese sandwiches are just one of the many options Pillsbury has come up with for their Grands! biscuits. You can download a free booklet of their other biscuit recipes too! I’m especially looking forward to trying out the Chicken Pot Pie Puffs and Easy Taco Melts very soon.

Which recipe do you want to try first? On your next shopping trip, grab a can of Pillsbury biscuits, pizza dough, or crescent rolls, and you are on your way to something delicious! When it comes to refrigerator dough recipes, this isn’t my first time at the rodeo. Don’t miss these other easy dinner ideas as well:

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Claire @A Little Claireification
11 years ago

Want a neat idea! I love paninis, but don’t want to spend the money to buy a press. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing your links at our “Best Of The Weekend party”! I have pinned this to our party board and to another big board too. We hope to see you again at the next party! Have a great week xoxo, Claire

11 years ago

Thanks, Claire! I hadn’t tried making anything but waffles in my waffle iron before this, but it works great for sandwiches too! Thank you for having me at your party, and I will see you again on Friday ;)

Cindy Eikenberg
11 years ago

Andi, these look delicious and I LOVE that they are quick and easy, because we all need that, especially during the week! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and first day of autumn!

11 years ago

Hi, Cindy! Thanks so much for stopping by! I am SO glad that fall is here. I can’t wait for more pumpkins and fall decorations to start popping up.

You know I’m all about easy recipes, so I was excited to find all these good ideas for biscuit dough :)

11 years ago

lol…biscuits aren’t just for breakfast?? I grew up thinking they were for dinner. ;) These look delicious Andi, and they are so cute too!

11 years ago

Hi, Lisa! It’s true that biscuits are good any time of day, but I usually think of them as a breakfast food. I wouldn’t turn one down with any meal ;) Thanks so much for your nice comment!

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