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Sharolyn Jackson
Sharolyn Flaming Jackson
K-State Research and Extension
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Turkey Panini


Recipe handout


1 tablespoon reduced fat or non-fat cream cheese
Italian seasoning blend, to taste
1 slice ciabatta, or firm Italian bread (sliced lengthwise, and in half again)
2 tablespoons whole cranberry sauce
4 ounces roasted turkey slices
3-4 thin slices red onion
Ground black pepper, to taste


Remember to Wash Your Hands!

  1. Season the cream cheese with a few dashes of Italian seasoning and spread on one slice of the bread.
  2. Spread the cranberry sauce on the other slice of bread.
  3. Layer the roasted turkey slices and onion on top of the cream cheese.
  4. Prepare a preheated grill or griddle (medium heat) with cooking spray.
  5. Place your Panini on the press and grill for 3 to 5 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  6. Serve with a side of fresh fruit salad, or a lettuce/vegetable salad in a Parmesan Cheese Basket.