Turkey panini is layered with hearty turkey slices, crunchy apples, flavorful pesto, and gooey gouda cheese for one showstopper sandwich! -- this is the perfect panini for turkey leftovers!
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1tablespoonminced fresh thyme
4sliceschallah or sourdough bread
2tablespoonsprepared basil pesto, plus more for topping (jarred or fresh works here)
4slicessmoked gouda cheese
2slices provolone cheese
4-6thinslices turkey breast
1largehoneycrisp apple, cored and thinly sliced
Additional thyme for serving, optional
In a small bowl, combine softened butter, honey, and thyme until creamy. Spread the outside of each slice of bread with thyme butter. Spread inside of half of bread slices with 2 tablespoons pesto.
On top of the pesto, begin layering cheeses, turkey slices, and apple slices. Drizzle a little extra pesto over top and add top piece of bread, butter side facing up.
Heat a panini press or large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sandwiches one at a time in panini press or skillet until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. (flip paninis once if using skillet) Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately with additional fresh thyme on top if desired. Enjoy!