The Ever-So-Simple Turkey Tomato Panini Melt

The turkey tomato panini melt is a super delicious sandwich you can make in almost no time. I love to use Roma tomatoes for this recipe, but any tomato works well. For a bit of green I sometimes like to add some baby spinach leaves or a bit of fresh chopped basil, depending on my mood.

Try it with a side of soup or salad for adelicious lunch.

You only need the following.


  • Italian bread - similar to French bread, but softer
  • Smoked Turkey slices or chunks
  • Sliced Tomato (I like to remove the seeds & gel)
  • Cheese - Gouda or Mozzarella
  • Small amount of Olive Oil
  • Small amount of Butter, if cooking in a skillet


Slice the Italian bread open. Lightly brush some olive oil on the inside of the bread. Load it up with layers of turkey, tomato and cheese. I also like to grind some fresh black pepper before I close the sandwich.

Now to cook it!

In a Sandwich Press:

Preheat the press. Add your sandwich and grill until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes depending on your press.

In a Skillet:

Melt a small amount of butter in a pan on medium low heat, and add your sandwich.

Cook until golden brown - about 3-5 minutes per side.

That's all there is to it! I hope you find this recipe as simple and tasty as I do!

PS. Feel free to experiment with a sauce of your choice. Pesto works very well with these flavors. You can also experiment with different cheeses and/or herbs.

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