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Rating: 4.75 stars
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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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.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Servings:
4

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Have four 15-ounce cans and a medium skillet (not nonstick) ready by the stove.

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  • Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, Parmesan, basil, lemon juice and pepper in a small bowl. Spread about 2 teaspoons of the mixture on each slice of bread. Divide turkey and tomato slices among 4 slices of bread; top with the remaining bread.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 2 panini in the pan. Place the medium skillet on top of the panini, then weigh it down with the cans. Cook the panini until golden on one side, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, flip the panini, replace the top skillet and cans, and cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with another 1 teaspoon oil and the remaining panini.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 22.1g; carbohydrates 37.2g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 6.3g; fat 7.7g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 30.1mg; vitamin a iu 495.5IU; vitamin c 7mg; folate 9.8mcg; calcium 135.4mg; iron 2.8mg; magnesium 9mg; potassium 138.6mg; sodium 715.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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Reviews (14)

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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious! Delicious sandwich! Quick and easy to make but so good! The flavor of the basil and lemon is a great combination I wouldn't have thought of to go with turkey. Will definitely make again! Pros: Simple Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2012
This sandwich was so yummy! It's quick and easy so I could make it for lunch on a tight schedule. I did vary slightly from the recipe: I skipped the yogurt because I forgot to buy it and used dried basil instead of fresh. I will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Good Easy and Filling 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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was great!!! I'll make it again but I think I'll add more basil for a fresher taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fantastic quick sandwich that's delicious AND filling. It really bursts with flavor. I love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was insanely delicious! I made them for supper last night and they were so good I had one today for lunch:) The only thing I did differently was to substitute fat free sour cream for the yogurt. So easy and sooooooooooo yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was wonderful! It was fast easy filling and low in calories for as tasty as it was. I used my Foreman grill rather than the can idea and it came out perfect. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Excellent use for turkey leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
i added garlic powder to the mayo mixture. next time i want to add some mozzarella cheese and a thin slice of onion to the sandwich. i used a cast iron pan as the weight. it was plenty heavy enough by itself. Read More