Three Days of Yummy Food: A Panini

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As part of a three day series of some of my favorite go-to recipes, I wanted to share a favorite panini recipe that was invented by a family member known for making up delicious-ness! It is super simple – and can easily be “jazzed up” and tailored to individual tastes!

What you need for 6 sandwiches:

  • 1-1 1/2 block of cream cheese (8-12 oz), softened
  • 1-1 1/2 lb turkey (I use sundried tomato turkey available at our deli)
  • 1 oz sundried tomatoes
  • 2-6 garlic cloves
  • loaf of bread
  • olive oil

And the recipe…

1. Put cream cheese into a medium bowl. Mince the garlic cloves into the bowl. (The more garlic you add, the spicier it will be and the worse your garlic breath. I use six – I love garlic!)

2. Chop the sundried tomatoes. I do this by putting them into a small glass measuring cup and cutting them with scissors. Add to cream cheese. Stir to combine.

3. Slice loaf of bread into 12 pieces. Spread each slice with the cream cheese mixture.

4. Place into a skillet with a little olive oil brushed on the backs of the slices. Place turkey on top. Top with other slice of bread, with cream cheese and olive oil on each of its sides.

5. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side on medium heat. I have a grill pan, so I use that. But it would be absolutely fine to use a regular skillet. You can use another skillet to set on top of the sandwiches to make them more pressed.

And – in just a matter of about 10-15 minutes from start to finish you have an easy, yummy sandwich! I would love to know how you make yours unique!

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