I loved this recipe. I was worried that the yogurt might have a strange taste when heated because the spread seemed a bit tangy before it was cooked but it really tasted great! I have been looking for things to do with left over turkey and chicken and this will definitely be my go to. I added a tiny bit of red onion and used dried basil instead of fresh but otherwise i followed the recipe exactly. I might even try to use the spread on other things because it turned simple ingredients into a really nice lunch.
Turkey & Tomato Panini
From EatingWell: July/August 2007
A creamy spread full of Parmesan and fresh basil cozies up to turkey and summer-ripe tomato slices for a savory hot sandwich that will quickly become a go-to mealtime solution.
28 Reviews for Turkey & Tomato Panini
This was quick and simple to make. The spread was good, especially when it was all warm and gooey. I followed the recipe exactly, but I used a panini press which allowed me to omit the oil. That made the recipe even lower in calories, but it was still filling and satisfying.
We made this last night for dinner and both the husband and I loved it! Very simple and quick to make. Most importantly, we both thought it was very flavorful and delicious! Hubby liked it so much, he went back for seconds (even though that left him overly full and in pain!). I'm not a big mayonnaise fan and usually only like basil in certain recipes, yet I loved this! Just the right balance of flavors.
We followed the sauce recipe exactly. Instead of oil on the pan, I put a TINY bit of butter instead. Also, we made 3 sandwiches but used up all of the sauce. So if you're making four sandwiches, maybe make more sauce (I always add more of that kind of stuff though). Next time we make it, I'll probably lightly toast the bread before making the sandwich. My sandwich was a little mushy inside (hubby thinks it's because I put too much sauce, but it was AWESOME!).
I'd like to try again with maybe some canned artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes in addition to the turkey. I have no idea if that would taste good, but will try it.
I'll be emailing this recipe to my family and will keep in mind next time we have friends over for dinner.
The yogurt-mayo spread really makes this sandwich. I added extra basil because I love the taste/smell. I used olive oil spray instead of canola oil.
This is a great quick and light dinner with perfect flavor. We used fresh garden tomatoes. YUMMM! It was just right for a hectic Saturday night dinner. We followed the recipe as given, and loved every bite!