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Montana Paninis

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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These grilled turkey sandwiches are a great way to serve dinner.

Ingredients

12
slices turkey bacon
1
small avocado, pitted, peeled
1/4
cup ranch dressing
12
slices sourdough bread, 1/2 inch thick
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3/4
lb thinly sliced cooked turkey (from deli)
1
large tomato, sliced
6
slices (1 oz each) Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend

Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp and brown. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Break bacon slices in half.
  • 2 In small bowl, mash avocado. Stir in dressing.
  • 3 Spread one side of each bread slice with butter. Place 6 bread slices with buttered sides down; top with turkey, bacon, tomato, cheese and avocado mixture. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides up.
  • 4 In 12-inch skillet, place sandwiches. Cover; cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until bread is crisp and cheese is melted.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp and brown. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Break bacon slices in half.
  • 2 In small bowl, mash avocado. Stir in dressing.
  • 3 Spread one side of each bread slice with butter. Place 6 bread slices with buttered sides down; top with turkey, bacon, tomato, cheese and avocado mixture. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides up.
  • 4 In 12-inch skillet, place sandwiches. Cover; cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until bread is crisp and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Slash a little fat by trying turkey bacon. It has the same smoky flavor as pork bacon but much less fat. One slice of regular bacon weighs in at about 6 grams of fat per slice, versus turkey bacon at roughly 1/2 gram of fat per slice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
320
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
55%
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
2020mg
84%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
32g
32%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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