We used to have a local restaurant in town that served up the best grilled sandwiches through the drive thru. You had the most amazing creamy dill sauce smothering loads of smoked turkey, gooey, melted cheese, and soft, homemade bread holding it all together. The sandwich then got pressed in their panini press that you know probably hadn’t been cleaned in awhile, but man, that puppy had flavor! Wrapped in a foil wrapper, you had a perfect, hot-mess of a sandwich to eat in your car. They sadly went out of business, so a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Time to make them at home! Cheesy Turkey & Dill Paninis are loaded with all the good stuff. Mounds of smoked turkey, bright greens, a simple, delicious dill sauce and buttery, crispy bread to sandwich it all together. Talk about the perfect bite!
This panini just delivers all the goods. I’m sorta obsessed and think that it would be a perfect pairing for any soup (we dipped it into tomato soup and it was SO good) and makes a pretty hard lunch to beat. Plus, it takes like 10 minutes to throw one together. How much better can it get?
Even if you don’t have a panini press, you can easily make this sandwich in a skillet as you would a grilled cheese. Just butter up that bread! A nice, buttery, crispy bread is what it’s all about.Print
Cheesy Turkey & Dill Paninis
Cheesy Turkey & Dill Paninis are loaded with all the good stuff. Mounds of smoked turkey, bright greens, a simple, delicious dill sauce and buttery, crispy bread to sandwich it all together. Talk about the perfect bite!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 paninis
- 1 round loaf Italian bread or country bread, sliced
- 1 1lb smoked turkey deli meat
- 8 oz provolone cheese
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 2 cups loosely packed mixed greens
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream and dill until combined, set aside. Preheat your panini press (or skillet) to a medium-high heat.
- Working with 2 pieces of bread at a time, evenly split the sauce, provolone cheese, smoked turkey and mixed greens in between the 4-6 sandwiches that you are making. Build your panini by starting with smearing the dill sauce on one side of the bread, placing a layer pf cheese on top of that, then a small pile of greens, followed by the smoked turkey, then another layer of cheese and then topped off with the other piece of bread.
- Brush both of the outer sides of bread with melted butter before placing the sandwich into the panini press or skillet. Press the sandwich for 3-5 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. If you are using a skillet, you will need to flip your sandwich halfway through to insure both sides of the sandwich get cooked.
- Remove the sandwich from the panini press, slice and enjoy!
- If you are making less than 4 sandwiches, evenly portion the ingredients out for how many sandwiches you may be making. You may not use all of the ingredients if you are making less sandwiches