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Sweet and Savory Turkey Panini

Sweet and Savory Turkey Panini

Maple bacon, crispy fried shallots, cheese, and chipotle mayonnaise. A little heat, a little crunch, a whole lot of flavor.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword sandwich, turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 926kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Add enough oil to a small Dutch oven or pot to have 2" of oil. Heat to 375 F.
  • Preheat a large skillet, Griddler, or panini press.
  • Line a baking sheet pan with foil and add bacon. Do not overlap (use a second baking sheet if you need to). Bake 10 minutes, flip and bake another 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness) until starting to crisp. Remove and place bacon on a paper-towel lined plate. Cover to keep warm.
  • Combine the flour, cayenne and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.
  • Add the shallots and toss to coat well.
  • Working in batches, shake off excess flour mixture and add shallots to the hot oil.
  • Fry 2-3 minutes per side until crispy golden. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with salt.
  • Whisk together the mayo, chipotles, adobo sauce, cilantro, lemon and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cut bread loaf in half horizontally.
  • Slather bread with chipotle mayonnaise on both cut sides.
  • Add cheese, bacon, shallots, turkey to bottom bread piece and cover with top piece. Cut into 8 sandwiches.
  • Brush tops of sandwiches with melted butter.
  • Working in batches, cook sandwiches 3-4 minutes until bread starts to crisp. If cooking in a skillet cover sandwich with another skillet to press down on it while cooking.


Calories: 926kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1378mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 734IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 6mg