Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Roasted Turkey and Garlic Mushroom Paninis

I love paninis - they are a quick dinner, fantastic solution to using the last bit of leftover meat - especially from a roast or roasted turkey or chicken, it's reasonably healthy and a fun way to incorporate a little extra veggies into your dinner. Serve with fresh fruit or a light salad or soup, it's a 15 minute dinner option that has endless possibilities. This is a twist on my favorite panini, which revolves around leftover rotisserie or oven roasted chicken is packs lots of flavor and fun between 2 slices of bread!

1 T. olive oil ($.05)
1 tsp. butter ($.05)
1 clove garlic, minced ($.05)
8 white button mushrooms, sliced very thin ($.40)
salt and pepper, to taste ($.05)
1/4 tsp. basil or rosemary, optional ($.05)
1 T. olive oil ($.05)
4 slices whole wheat bread ($.10)
2 slices of Provolone cheese ($.20)
4 slices of oven roasted turkey breast ($.50)

In a small saute pan, over low heat add 1 T. olive oil and butter. Once the butter has melted, add garlic and mushrooms and basil or rosemary, season with salt and pepper and sautee until tender.

Brush 1 side of each slice of bread with olive oil and place 2 slices on grill pan over medium heat, olive oil side down, top with 2 slices of roasted turkey, half the mushroom mixture, and a slice of cheese, top with slice of bread, olive oil side up and repeat to make the second sandwich.

Grill until bread is lightly golden and firm, with grill marks, turn over and grill for an additional 2-4 minutes, second side always grills a little faster.

Serve with side salad, fresh grapes, and serves well with coffee, tea, lemonade, or a glass of Zinfandel.

Yields = 2 sandwiches
Cost: $1.50
Cost per sandwich: $.75


  1. Sweetly SusanSeptember 22, 2011

    Wow - this sounds even better than the paninis I usually get from Panera. I'm trying to cook at home more and love anything sandwich. Thanks for this recipe!

  2. Frugally FaithOctober 03, 2011

    Roll over Panera - momma's got her sandwich right here.

    I love panini and this is a tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing