Turkey Club Panini with Jalapeno Basil Pesto


Recipe: Turkey Club Panini with Jalapeno Basil Pesto

Summary: In Italy, panino is the word for a sandwich made from bread other than sliced bread, in which case Italians call it a tramezzino, but this Jalapeno Basil Pesto makes it a whole new sandwich!



    • Tomato sliced
    • Ciabatta Bread
    • Leaf lettuce or baby spinach
    • 4 slices fully Cooked Naturally Smoked Bacon
    • Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
    • 2 slices Monterey Jack Cheese
    • 2 slices Swiss Cheese

Jalapeño Basil Pesto

    • 1 Jalapeño (slice and deseed if you don’t want too much heat)
    • 1 1/2 cups basil
    • 2 -5 garlic cloves
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional)
    • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/8 cup lemon juice
    • 1/8 cup olive oil


Jalapeño Basil Pesto

  1. Mix everything together in food processor except the oil and lemon.
  2. Once everything is mixed well, drizzle with lemon and oil.
  3. Mix until well blended.
  4. Will keep in refrigerator for 2-3 days.


  1. On a clean surface, slice bread.
  2. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each bread slice.
  3. Stack the following ingredients in order on the first slice of bread, lettuce, tomato, Monterey Jack Cheese, turkey, bacon.
  4. Place on a grill, panini maker, George Foreman works or wrap a brick in foil and place on top on your sandwich on the grill or grill pan (if using George Foreman, just turn it around half way through cooking about 5 minutes should be lightly browned)

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

Recipe courtesy of: Boarshead.com

Photo courtesy of: AlimentoCatering 

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