Waffle Iron Turkey Melt Panini

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Waffle Iron Turkey Melt Panini Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower

This playful turkey melt's abundant crisp crevices and gooey interior will have the whole family wondering, "What can we waffle next?"


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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4 center-cut bacon slices
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
8 (1-ounce) slices whole-grain or whole-wheat bread
8 ounces unsalted sliced deli turkey (such as Boar's Head)
8 (1/8-inch-thick) slices tart apple (such as Granny Smith)
4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat colby-Jack cheese
Cooking spray


1. Preheat a waffle iron with 4 compartments to HIGH.

2. Place a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Arrange bacon on paper towel; cover with an additional paper towel. Microwave bacon at HIGH for 4 minutes or until done.

3. Combine mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl. Spread about 1 1/4 teaspoons mayonnaise mixture over each bread slice. Divide bacon, turkey, apple slices, and cheese evenly among 4 bread slices; top with remaining bread slices, spread side down. Lightly coat both sides of sandwiches with cooking spray. Place 1 sandwich in each compartment of waffle iron; close waffle iron firmly on sandwiches. Place a heavy skillet on top of waffle iron to help flatten sandwiches evenly. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and cheese melts.

Created date

February 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 369
Fat 14.2 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 33 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 743 mg
Calcium 303 mg
Sugars 6 g
Est. Added Sugars 3 g