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

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Italian Turkey Torpedo Sandwiches

servings: 4 

 calories: 320  

 prep time: 20 minutes 
 
ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs ground turkey breast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 slices swiss or provolone cheese
  • 4 slices french sandwich rolls
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 stick butter

preparation instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion to the pan and over medium-low heat cook 5 to 7 minutes or until browned; stir occasionally.
  3. Transfer onion to a medium bowl.
  4. Combine tomato sauce, Worcestershire, pepper, turkey, garlic and onion; fold together.
  5. Melt 1/4 stick of butter in pan over medium heat.
  6. Return turkey mixture to pan forming a single layer; do not stir, let it sit for a few minutes to brown the meat.
  7. Turn the meat with a spatula and cook for an additional few minutes or until brown.
  8. Simmer the mixture over low heat for about 5 minutes until thoroughly warm.
  9. Cut each roll in half length-wise.
  10. Butter halved French rolls and toast in a pan.
  11. Place rolls face up on a plate, then top with 1 cheese slice on the bottom and add warm turkey mixture on top.
  12. Top with the other half of the roll.

suggested side dishes:

  • Side salad

Open-Faced Turkey Patty Melt

servings: 4 

 calories: 320  

 prep time: 20 minutes 
 
ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 slices swiss or provolone cheese
  • 4 slices french bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • cooking spray

preparation instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion to the pan and cook 5 minutes or until browned; stir occasionally.
  3. Transfer onion to a medium bowl.
  4. Combine ricotta cheese, Worcestershire, pepper, turkey, egg white and onion; fold together.
  5. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
  6. Return pan to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
  7. Add patties to pan; cook 20 minutes flipping once or until brown.
  8. Top each patty with 1 cheese slice; cook 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
  9. Toast bread slices.
  10. Top each serving with 1 patty.
  11. Cover each with BBQ sauce.

suggested side dishes:

  • Side salad