Smoked Turkey, Roasted Pepper, and Swiss Cheese Panini with Pesto Mayo

Cuisinart original

This hearty sandwich is full of gourmet flavor.


Makes 2 panini


1        tablespoon mayonnaise

1        tablespoon pesto

4        slices artisan wheat bread

2        teaspoons olive oil

4        ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey

1        roasted red pepper, drained and sliced into ½-inch strips

2        thin slices red onion (about ¼ small red onion)

2        ounces Swiss cheese, sliced (about 4 slices)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per panini:

Calories 440 (49% from fat) • carb. 33g • pro. 23g

• fat 24g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 60mg • sod. 1126mg

• calc. 350mg • fiber 4g


1 .   Preheat grill in the closed position.

2 .   Combine the mayonnaise and pesto in a small bowl; reserve. Brush one side of each slice of bread with the oil. Lay 2 slices of bread on a work surface, oiled side down and spread with the pesto mayonnaise.  Build the sandwiches in this order: turkey, pepper, onion and cheese, evenly dividing the ingredients between the sandwiches. Top with remaining bread, oiled side up.

3 .   Place sandwiches on the bottom grill plate and close, applying light pressure to the handle for 30 seconds. Grill panini for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bread is nicely toasted.

4 .   Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve warm.


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