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quick italian panini

I have to confess, I think panini are just about the greatest thing ever. I love that you can put pretty much anything between two slices of bread, slap it in the panini press, and minutes later have a crispy, gooey, delicious sandwich! I’ve tried all kinds of bread, and a wide variety of toppings, but I think this Italian panini is my favorite to date. The focaccia bread is just perfect for panini, and I love the turkey/mozzarella/spinach/roasted red pepper combo. This seriously tasted like something you would get at a fancy Italian restaurant for lunch. I think with a side of tomato basil soup, it would be an absolutely perfect meal!

Quick Italian Panini

focaccia bread
turkey (I love the thick sliced deli turkey from Costco)
mozzarella cheese
fresh basil leaves
roasted red peppers
(all amounts are to your taste)

Slice focaccia bread in half horizontally to form two thin pieces of bread. Layer turkey, spinach, basil leaves, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella. Cook in panini press until mozzarella is melted and gooey (about 5-6 minutes in my panini press). If you don’t have a panini press, feel free to cook the sandwich grilled cheese style!

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