Turkey Pesto Paninis {Freezer Meal}


Did you know that Paninis can make a great freezer meal?! Considering the simplicity of this recipe, I cannot believe how great these freezer friendly Turkey Pesto Paninis are. To make them a freezer meal, simply assemble them and wrap them up before cooking. You can of course eat them fresh too. So simple and so delicious!Freezer Friendly turkey pesto paninis stacked

This recipe is one of the few on our blog that made it into our cookbook, From Freezer to Table. It’s THAT good.

Play with the ingredients all you want. For the bread, you can use a ciabatta roll or sour dough. You can sub chicken out for the turkey and add pretty much add any veggies you want. I’ve added grilled onions and green peppers before. I’m sure adding a little bacon wouldn’t hurt anything either. 🙂

Also, use fresh pesto if possible. If not, grab some from the refrigerated section at the store. It’s much better than the jarred kind.

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Turkey Pesto Paninis {Freezer Meal}

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 6 mins
  • Yield: 2 paninis 1x

Description

Did you know that Paninis can make a great freezer meal?! Considering the simplicity of this recipe, I cannot believe how great these freezer friendly Turkey Pesto Paninis are. To make them a freezer meal, simply assemble them and wrap them up before cooking. You can of course eat them fresh too. So simple and so delicious!


Ingredients

  • 6 whole wheat ciabatta rolls (or 12 slices of sourdough)
  • 612 slices provolone cheese
  • ½ cup Pesto
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 pound all-natural deli turkey slices 2–3 tablespoons softened butter

Instructions

To Make One Sandwich

  1. Butter the outside of both pieces of bread.
  2. Then spread pesto on the inside of both pieces.
  3. Add 1-2 slices of Swiss cheese.
  4. Add turkey.
  5. Heat skillet to medium-high heat.
  6. Place sandwich on heated skillet. Leave long enough for cheese to melt or until the bread gets toasted to your preference.
  7. When you flip it the first time, make sure to press down on the sandwich with a spatula. Do this a few times throughout cooking.
  8. Feel free to play with the ingredients.

Notes

Freezer Meal Instructions:

To Freeze: Follow steps 1-4. Wrap uncooked sandwiches tightly and freeze.

To Prepare from Frozen: Thaw. Follow steps 5-7.


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