Turkey Pesto Panini

Posted by Mandy on November 27th, 2011. Filed under: Brunch, Chicken, Holiday Favorites, Main Dishes, Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals, Sandwiches, Sauce, Thanksgiving, Turkey.

Are you folks sick of turkey yet? I’m not! I could think of a million ways to use leftover turkey but this recipe I’m sharing today is one of my absolute favorites. I’m a self-proclaimed sandwich addict. I could probably eat nothing but sandwiches for meals the rest of my life and still be a happy girl. Notice I said “for meals” because I’d still have to have dessert. :) This sandwich is so simple to throw together yet so unbelievably delicious, I know you are going to love it! So if you are still looking for a way to use up some of that leftover turkey, please give this sandwich a try!

Turkey Pesto Panini

turkey, whatever kind you like and however much you prefer (I used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving)

1 tablespoon prepared pesto

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

sliced Provolone cheese

focaccia (any kind of bread would work here but focaccia has so much flavor…I used garlic and herb flavor)


Preheat a panini press (or warm your skillet) over medium-high heat. Mix together mayonnaise and pesto. Spread generously over split focaccia. Top the bread with sliced turkey and a slice of Provolone cheese. Spread butter on the outside of the bread (I used butter spray), and grill until cheese is melted and sandwich is heated through. Serve hot.

2 Responses to Turkey Pesto Panini

  1. Amanda

    I’m finished with the Thanksgiving turkey, but oh my goodness, I think I’ll make this anyway with deli turkey! Pinning it, too! Thanks!

  2. Mandy

    You’re welcome Amanda! I hope your family enjoys it. :)

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