Quick Turkey Panini


Yup we’re getting up close and personal with a hot sandwich, folks.

This sandwich isn’t just any old sandwich, however.  This sandwich was my lunch yesterday and it was what fueled me through a long, strenuous afternoon of watching championship football games.

While the concept is simple, I still think it was an absolutely beautiful and delicious take on a familiar lunch to most of us.  If you don’t have a panini press, don’t worry!  It is just as easy make a grilled sandwhich on the stove using a large skillet.

What will you need?

2 pieces of bread

2 slices of turkey

1 slice of cheese (I used Gruyere!)

1/4 red onion, sauteed

1 tbsp butter or olive oil

Fresh lettuce, sliced tomato and 1/2 avocado

How do you make it?

Slice the red onion and sautee it on medium heat with some olive oil until translucent.

Turn on your panini press so it can start heating up.  Brush your bread slices with a bit of olive oil or butter – this is what makes it nice and crispy when it comes out!  Follow sandwich assembly steps as shown below:


Once your sandwich is ready, close the lid of the panini press and apply a small amount of pressure.  Squish!

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Cook your sandwich for only 3-4 minutes.  You don’t want it to burn!

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Don’t forget dessert :)


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