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Cuban Panini

 Cuban Panini
The Cuban sandwich is a twist on the old ham and cheese, usually with ham, Swiss, pickles, condiments and in this hearty version, smoked turkey. —Janet Sanders, Pine Mountain, Georgia
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 8 slices artisan bread
  • 8 thick slices deli smoked turkey
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 12 dill pickle slices
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook and stir garlic in oil over medium-high heat
  • until tender. Cool.
  • Stir garlic into mayonnaise; spread over bread slices. Layer 4 slices
  • of bread with turkey, ham, cheese, pickles and spinach; close
  • sandwiches.
  • Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 2-3 minutes or until
  • browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 panini equals 545 calories, 27 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 1,526 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein.