Turkey Bacon Avocado Paninis

servings: 6  

 calories: 630 

 prep time: 30 minutes

ingredients:

  • 3/4 thinly sliced cooked turkey
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 12 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 avocados
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese

preparation instructions:

  1. In large pan, cook bacon over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp and brown.
  2. Remove from pan; drain on paper towels.
  3. Butter rolls and add to pan until toasted.
  4. Slice avocados.
  5. Spread ranch dressing on both halves of rolls.
  6. Place turkey on bottom half of rolls.
  7. Top with cheese, bacon, avocado and tops of rolls.

suggested side dishes:

  • French fries
  • Potato chips

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Chicken

servings: 4  

 calories: 420 

 prep time: 15 minutes

ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin live oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6-8 dried apricots
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces linguine or spaghetti, cooked and drained

preparation instructions:

  1. Evenly top each chicken breast half with cheese and bacon.
  2. Roll and secure with wooden toothpicks.
  3. Dip chicken in egg, then breadcrumbs.
  4. In large pan, heat olive oil over medium and brown chicken, turning occasionally.
  5. Stir in pasta sauce and chicken broth.
  6. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  8. To serve, arrange chicken and sauce over hot pasta.

suggested side dishes:

  • Garlic bread
  • Side salad