Great use of left-over pesto. We lightly spray the bread rather than the pan, keeping the oil only where it's wanted, otherwise made to directions. Very good supper, paired with bitter greens salad.
Turkey and Cheese Panini
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carolfitz Posted: 02/09/10
katiesue Posted: 05/16/09
I was not expecting this to be so good! Simple to make yet all the flavors combine so nicely. I will definitely be making this again. I followed the directions exactly and used a panini press.
krash17 Posted: 03/21/09
This is great! We used our panini maker, deli honey turkey and omitted the tomatoes b/c we were in a hurry. Yummy!
tomkitten Posted: 01/26/10
I forgot tomato at the store, otherwise I would have made it exactly like the recipe. I used a panini press. It turned out very good, however, I couldn't say I'd serve it for a special occasion, thus the 3 stars. I will probably put a little more pesto mixture next time because I couldn't taste it all that much. Very good, and will definitely make it again on a weeknight or for a weekend lunch. Would have been great with a big bowl of tomato soup.
stephanienagel Posted: 02/10/10
This is a great sandwich. The basil pesto mayonnaise is a must. Also, I think the sourdough bread makes the sandwich. I followed the recipe exactly, but I did brush the outsides of the sandwich w/ a little evoo so it would toast nicely. I used a grill pan and pressed the sandwiches w/ a cast iron skillet. Served w/ homemade minestrone for a comforting cold weather dinner.
lesliecooks Posted: 08/26/09
This is very delicious and easy! My guests loved it!
erinsv Posted: 03/13/10
This is a great sandwich, I add a bit more pesto than the recipe calls for. We have it regularly for weekend lunches with a side of chips.
Christopher51 Posted: 03/16/11
Great sandwich! It's one of my favorites. The key is to slice the tomatoes real thin, otherwise it gets soggy. I use Roma tomatoes because they are meatier. I also use a nice smoked provolone. For a variation, I omit the pesto and use Grey Poupon's Harvest Course Ground or Country Dijon Mustard along with a slice or two of either red or sweet Vidalia onion. Enjoy!
Purgers Posted: 08/09/11
Very good. I use 3 tablespoons of mayo and 2 teaspoons of pesto as the pesto sort of takes over at the recipe ratio. Panini press is the way to go.
amyzgr8 Posted: 10/13/11
What's not to love? Made this yesterday with low fat turkey breast slices, tomatoes, whole wheat bread, Colby cheese slices and skipped the mayo (hate it) since, to me, the delicious pesto is enough. I substitute fat free Greek yogurt for mayo anyway although I didn't feel the need. Used our trusty George Forman grill. Great go to meal or to make little sandwiches for a party. ;) Try it with tomato pesto and quesadillas. Yum!
crysmys Posted: 10/13/11
Very good. Made as directed, and was surprised how well the flavors came together. Served with Tomato-Basil Soup for a delicious, comforting dinner. Not sure it's a special occasion meal, but better than 'good and solid'. Will definitely make again.
azaleas Posted: 10/18/11
I used what I had on hand (roast beef and white bread) instead and it was good. I bet it will be better when I make this again and stick to the recipe better.
starby135 Posted: 06/24/12
This was so good! I thought the sourdough + pesto combination was amazing. I did skip out on the mayo and the tomatoes.
JoyceHT Posted: 04/14/13
I made these sandwiches when we had company for lunch. Our two guests, my daughter, and I really liked the panini, while my husband found it a bit bland? My daughter and I continue to enjoy these on occasion when it's just us girls!
daneanp Posted: 11/09/12
Yum. The family loved these. We used our panini maker. Quick, easy, delicious.