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Healthy Recipes: Turkey Panini with Sundried Tomato Basil

Turkey Panini


 6 ounces Turkey breast sliced thin, (use our roasted turkey breast)

 4 (1/2 ounce) Provolone slices, ½ ounce each

 1 (12 inch) Whole wheat baguette (3 inch roll per person)

 2 each Globe tomatoes, sliced thin

 1 large Onion, sliced and cooked about 1 cup of onion


½ cup Sun-dried tomato pesto mayo


  •  Preheat Panini machine or large griddle.
  • Cut baguette into 4 equal pieces about 3 inches long each, then on the side to open up.  Don’t cut all the way down so your sandwich can stay intact.
  • Place opened baguette on griddle or hot Panini, and toast the inside for about 1 minute.
  • Then take off heat.
  • Spread each side of the inside with sun dried tomato pesto mayo, about 1 tablespoon per side.
  • Then place turkey breast, provolone, tomatoes, and onions on one side of the baguette.  Close sandwich
  • Place back on griddle or hot Panini and then let cook for about 2-4 minutes.
  • Enjoy with a small side salad or cup of fruit.

 Number of Servings: 4

 Serving Size: 1 sandwich (3 inch)

 Calories: 290 (based on our baguette used)

 Fat: 7


 Sundried Tomato Pesto Mayo


 ½ cup Sun dried tomatoes, rehydrated in hot water

 12 each Basil leaves, fresh

 2 Tablespoons Pinenuts

 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese, fresh

 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

 1 Tablespoon Fresh garlic, minced

 2 teaspoons Lemon juice

 ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt

 2 cups Reduced Fat Hellmann’s Mayo (Optional)


  •  In food processor place all ingredients except mayo
  • Process, until ingredients are well blended and somewhat smooth.
  • Then place in a bowl and whisk in reduced fat mayonnaise.

Chef’s Note: This is great as a pesto and stuffed in a chicken breast with spinach or spread on top of a salmon fillet and baked.  There are multiple uses for this recipe so explore and enjoy the grand flavor!

 Number of Servings: 48

 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

 Calories: 25

 Fat Grams: 2

(Calories and Servings include the reduced fat mayonnaise)


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