Rating: 4.5 stars
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This turkey panini is one of the best panini recipes we have ever tried. Basil pesto and sourdough bread are key to this sandwich's unique flavor. For more panini ideas, see our complete panini recipe collection.

Lisa Zwirn
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2003

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine mayonnaise and pesto, stirring well. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on each of 4 bread slices; top each slice with 2 ounces turkey, 1/2 ounce cheese, and 2 tomato slices. Top with remaining bread slices.

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  • Preheat grill pan or large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add sandwiches to pan; top with another heavy skillet. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Chef's Notes

In Italian, "panini" means small bread and refers to a pressed sandwich. Using a grill skillet gives the sandwich appetizing grill marks, but the recipe works just as well in a regular nonstick skillet. If you don't have provolone cheese, you can use mozzarella.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 8.2g; saturated fat 2.9g; mono fat 0.2g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 30.4g; fiber 4.1g; cholesterol 30mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 1208mg; calcium 204mg.
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