Gluten Free Bagel Melt

Bagel Melts

I am a sucker for Bagel Melts. I deeply love them for breakfast or even for lunch and a Bagel Melt is just incredibly easy, so easy that you take a toasted bagel topped with cream cheese, avocados, tomatoes and provolone cheese then sprinkled with garlic pepper and then broiled to a melty goodness. And prep and cooking is usually ready in under 10 minutes.

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Gluten Free Tuna Melt Panini Style

Tuna Melt | Small Town Living in NevadaI don’t know if it is from growing up in California or what, but I love tuna melts. It is tasty as it can be. In a perfect world this would be great on rye bread, but I am not lucky enough to have gluten free rye bread in my area. Anyhow, I have made this delicious sandwich with Udi’s Gluten Free bread and yes, it came out oh so wonderful!

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Gluten Free Patty Melt Panini Style

I was battling the what should I make for dinner question until the last minute when I decided it was a burger kinda night. And then proclaimed it was even better — a patty melt kinda night! I love grilled onions… So having an excuse to sauté some up is heaven.

Gluten Free Patty MeltGluten Free Patty Melt 

5 servings


  • 1 onion, sliced into 1/4″ rings
  • 5 (1/4 lb) ground beef patties
  • 10 slices gluten free bread (I used Udi’s)
  • 10 slices swiss cheese
  • 5 tablespoons thousand island dressing
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter


Preheat panini grill to medium-high heat (375°F).

Add olive oil and 1/2 Tbsp of Butter into a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add onions and sauté until browned, about 8 minutes.

Remove onions from pan and set aside. In same pan, fry the hamburger patties for 3 to 4 minutes until very browned on one side. Flip and continue cooking the other side for another 3 minutes. Remove from pan.
Assemble the patty melts:

Butter one side of your bread. On other side top bread with a slice of cheese, onions, the burger patty, thousand island and a final piece of bread.

Grill your sandwich until golden and the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes. Repeat for each burger.