Turkey Pesto Asiago Panini with Cranberry Served with Pan-Fied Stuffing

Turkey Pesto Asiago Panini with Cranberry Served with Pan-Fied Stuffing

Kathy Fang

For your turkey and stuffing leftovers, use them to make this panini. It's a great to eat for lunch at home or on the go. 

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2
Servings
615
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces focaccia
  • 2 Cups shredded leftover turkey meat
  • 2 Tablespoons pesto
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 4 slices of soft asiago cheese
  • 4 slices of provolone
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Leftover stuffing

Directions

Heat panini press to high/sear. Heat a nonstick pan to high and add stuffing. Let the stuffing pan-fry before turning the heat to low.  Cover with lid for additional heat.

While the stuffing is heating and pan-frying, heat the leftover turkey in the microwave for 1 minute (lukewarm is fine.) Smear butter over the outside of the focaccia slices. Spread pesto on the inside of 1 side of the focaccia.  Spread cranberry and mayonnaise on the other side of the focaccia.

Layer a slice of soft asiago on 1 side of the focaccia.  Layer a slice of provolone on the other. Layer generous amount of turkey and season with salt and pepper. Cover the sandwich with the other side of the focaccia.

Place the panini into the panini press. Remove the panini once the crust is golden and crisp.

While the panini is being pressed, open the lid of the pan with the stuffing. Turn the heat back to high and pan-fry it on both sides. Slice the panini diagonally and serve alongside the pan-fried stuffing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
196mg
65%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
65g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
37µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
30µg
33%
Calcium, Ca
68mg
7%
Choline, total
172mg
40%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
73mg
23%
Niacin
25mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
495mg
71%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
62µg
100%
Sodium, Na
539mg
36%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
156g
6%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.