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Turkey Parmesan Panini

This recipe is a great way to take an average turkey sandwich, and really bump it up to something special! With smoked turkey, pesto, tomatoes, marinara and gooey cheese, it's a next-level sandwich loaded with classic Italian flavors. Plus, look at those colors when you slice into the panini - it's a feast for the eyes too!
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Turkey Parmesan Panini

Category

Main Course

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Calories

500

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup store-bought pesto
  • 8 slices pullman white bread
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 8 slices sliced mozzarella or provolone
  • 8 thin slices smoked turkey
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. This recipe originated on Giada’s Holiday Handbook. Episode: Thankful For You.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Place the tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with the salt. Toss well to coat. Roast the tomatoes until beginning to pop and blister, about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, spread 1 tablespoon pesto on 4 slices of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon marinara on the other 4 slices. Place a slice of mozzarella on each slice of bread. Divide the turkey evenly on 4 slices of bread and top with some of the blistered tomatoes. Sprinkle each sandwich with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Top with the remaining slices of bread and press gently.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add half of the remaining oil to the skillet and add 2 sandwiches. Place a lid slightly smaller than the skillet on top of the sandwiches and press down. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip the sandwiches and repeat on the second side. Continue with the remaining sandwiches. (Alternatively, you can use a panini press.) Serve warm.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
500
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
31 grams
Protein
21 grams
Fat
33 grams
Saturated Fat
11 grams
Cholesterol
37 milligrams
Sodium
1394 milligrams
Fiber
2 grams
Sugar
6 grams

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