This Turkey Panini Recipe on perfectly toasted ciabatta bread has a hint of spice with sliced jalapenos and Havarti cheese slices for the perfect light but satisfying sandwich.
Sandwiches are a great way to add flavor to your day. Check out this tutorial for how to make a grilled cheese sandwich that will blow you away or this simple turkey croissant sandwich for a traditional option everyone loves.
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Turkey Panini Recipe with Jalapeno Slices
This panini recipe was one of the first things I made for my husband after we got married. Its so simple and delicious, he still loves it to this day. Whenever I have unexpected guests come over, this is my go-to sandwich. I always keep these ingredients stocked because I make this panini so often. If you don’t like jalapenos, you can always omit them and the panini will taste just as great.
Smoked Turkey Breast
Panini Recipe Directions
Choose the best fresh ingredients for a perfect panini. If possible fresh baked ciabatta rolls and fresh roasted or smoked turkey is ideal. Follow the printable directions below for slicing and preparing the bread to layer with ingredients before toasting in a panini press. If you don’t have a panini press, you can easily cover the sandwich with aluminum foil and a can or brick while cooking, then flip and do the same to the other side.
How to Serve a Turkey Panini Recipe
This is a great sandwich that is satisfying by itself, but you may want to add something to the side. A cucumber cabbage salad is an ideal side that is full of vegetables but light and refreshing. My purple cabbage salad is another amazing option that adds color to your plate without feeling too heavy. Or you can always serve it with a simple vegetable soup. No matter what you choose, this is best served with a lighter option since the thick bread tends to be
Turkey Panini with Jalapeno
- Slice each bread roll in half and spread mayonnaise on both slices. Then spread Dijon mustard on only one of the halves. Dijon mustard has a pretty strong taste, therefore I don't put it on both halves.
- Add 6 slices of smoked turkey breast to each halve. Then layer on a desired amount of jalapenos, and one slice of Havarti cheese.
- Place the two halves together and dab a little bit of olive oil onto the top and bottom of the bread before placing it onto the panini press. A pastry brush would work as well.
- Place the panini onto the heated press and keep closed for about 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden brown.