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Turkey Panini

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. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 paninis
Calories 325kcal
Author Dina


  • 2 rolls Ciabatta bread
  • 12 slices smoked turkey breast
  • 2 slices Havarti cheese
  • 1/8 cup tamed jalapeno peppers
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • olive oil to brush onto the bread before cooking


  • Slice each ciabatta 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 (or any other favorite deli meat) 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. Serve warm.


  • Choose fresh ingredients- Use the best fresh ingredients for a perfect panini. If possible, fresh baked ciabatta rolls and fresh smoked turkey is ideal.
  • Don't overdo the Dijon- Dijon mustard has a pretty strong taste, therefore I don't put it on both halves of the bread like I do the mayo. But if you love the flavor, go for it.
  • Preheat the panini press- You don't want to slowly warm your Turkey Panini and cause steam to soften the bread, so preheat it so the sandwich cooks hot and fast.
  • Press it without 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.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1059mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 1mg