Bacon turkey and mozzarella panini

    40 min

    This is a delicious warm toasted sandwich. Focaccia is toasted in a panini sandwich press with bacon, turkey, spinach, mozzarella and a smoky chipotle mayonnaise. It's perfect for lunch, dinner or general snacking.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 8 rashers streaky bacon
    • 15g butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 90g fresh spinach leaves
    • 125ml light mayonnaise
    • 2 chipotle chillies in adobo sauce, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle chillies
    • 8 (10cm) pieces focaccia bread
    • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
    • 225g sliced turkey breasts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat a panini sandwich press according to manufacturer's instructions.
    2. Place the bacon in a large, deep frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on a kitchen towel-lined plate. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic and onion until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes more.
    3. While the onions and spinach are cooking, stir together the mayonnaise, chipotle chillies and adobo sauce in a small bowl. Spread the mayonnaise over 4 slices of focaccia bread. Place a slice of cheese onto the 4 slices, then divide the turkey among the sandwiches. Place 2 rashers of bacon onto each sandwich and top with the spinach mixture. Place the remaining slices of bread onto the sandwiches.
    4. Cook the sandwiches in the preheated panini sandwich press according to manufacturer's instructions until crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes.


    Tinned chipotle chillies in adobo sauce can be purchased in Hispanic speciality shops or online.

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    Made this for the Recipe Group. We really enjoyed this sandwich. Hubby took a bite and said "Wow!" always a good sign! I couldn't find any focaccia bread at my bakery so I made my own using Michael's Foccacia Bread (on this site) it was great. I did add more mayo to the chipotle mayo since it was a bit spicy for my tastes. Also I don't have a panini press so I heated up a non stick pan and a cast iron pan, put the sandwich in the non stick pan then placed the hot cast iron pan down on the top and pressed down slightly, using a hot pad. It worked really great. Thanks for the recipe!  -  25 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really liked this, except I used only one chipotle pepper in the mayonnaise. We found it spicy enough for us, that way. Other than that, I made the recipe as stated. If you don't have focaccia, I think any sliced, substantial bread would work. I'm happy to find another way to make panini! Thanks!  -  24 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding! My husband & oldest son are begging me to make these again 2 days later! I only used 1 chipotle, which was perfect heat for them. On mine, I used garlic mayo instead(not a chipotle fan). I used ciabatta bread & just toasted it(no panini maker). I think this has moved to the #1 spot on our favs from AR!!  -  08 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)