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Montana Paninis
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6
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These grilled turkey sandwiches are a great way to serve dinner.
Updated Dec 2, 2010

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

630 Calories, 36g Total Fat, 32g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
320
Total Fat
36g
55%
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
2020mg
84%
Potassium
510mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
4g
Protein
32g
% 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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