Here’s a delicious way to use up some leftover turkey meat from Thanksgiving! I love making Panini style sandwiches for my family, because they are easy and similar to making a grilled cheese sandwich except with fancier ingredients. 🙂 Plus, the possibilities are endless with all the combinations of cheese, veggies, and meat you can choose. Today’s sandwich has the wonderful combination of pesto, turkey, cheese, and avocado. Check out Collin’s recipe for homemade pesto or store bought works great too for this.
Turkey Pesto Panini
Ingredients for each sandwich:
* crusty white baguette cut in half
* 2 slices mozzarella cheese
* 1/2 avocado, sliced,
* 2 tablespoons Pesto, homemade or store bought
* 3-4 oz. left over sliced turkey meat
* few slices of cooked pancetta, or bacon (optional)
Heat a little olive oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spread pesto over 1 side of bread and top with mozzarella, turkey, pancetta, avocado and top half of bread. Add sandwich to pan and grill until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Customize a sandwich to what your family enjoys. Tomatoes, artichokes, or roasted red bell peppers would be some other excellent alternatives.