Turkey Parmesan Panini

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/4 cup store-bought pesto 

8 slices pullman white bread

1/4 cup marinara sauce 

8 slices sliced mozzarella or provolone

8 thin slices smoked turkey 

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place the tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with the salt. Toss well to coat. Roast the tomatoes until beginning to pop and blister, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, spread 1 tablespoon pesto on 4 slices of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon marinara on the other 4 slices. Place a slice of mozzarella on each slice of bread. Divide the turkey evenly on 4 slices of bread and top with some of the blistered tomatoes. Sprinkle each sandwich with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Top with the remaining slices of bread and press gently.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add half of the remaining oil to the skillet and add 2 sandwiches. Place a lid slightly smaller than the skillet on top of the sandwiches and press down. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip the sandwiches and repeat on the second side. Continue with the remaining sandwiches. (Alternatively, you can use a panini press.) Serve warm.