Mediterranean Turkey Panini
The word "panini" refers to a sandwich that is pressed and toasted. I love making them for my fellow teachers and friends. For potlucks, make several and cut them into fourths. The sandwiches work well as an appetizer for any occasion. —Martha Muellenberg, Vermillion, South Dakota
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 4 ciabatta rolls, split
- 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara or spaghetti sauce, divided
- 1 container (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
- 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
- 1 pound sliced deli turkey
- Spread each ciabatta bottom with 2 tablespoons marinara sauce. Top with half the cheese, artichokes, tomato and turkey and remaining cheese. Spread each ciabatta top with 2 tablespoons marinara sauce; place over turkey.
- Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill until cheese is melted, 4-5 minutes. Place remaining marinara sauce in a small microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high until heated through. Serve with sandwiches.
Nutrition Facts1 panini with 1/3 cup sauce: 701 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 2314mg sodium, 98g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 8g fiber), 40g protein.
Originally published as Sunshine Panini in Taste of Home February/March 2012
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