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Creamy Basil Pesto Turkey Sandwich

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Total Time:
23 mins
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Skill Level:
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Servings:
8 Servings

Everyone needs a good pesto recipe, and once you’ve got this Italian sauce down, you’ll find that its uses are endless: toss it with pasta, View More expand_more

Everyone needs a good pesto recipe, and once you’ve got this Italian sauce down, you’ll find that its uses are endless: toss it with pasta, spoon it over grilled meats or use it as a condiment on your favorite sandwich! Here, we spread it on grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches that borrow ingredients (mozzarella, tomato and basil) from a classic caprese salad.

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Creamy Basil Pesto Turkey Sandwich
alarm
Total Time:
23 mins
school
Skill Level:
Beginner
restaurant_menu
Servings:
8 Servings

Ingredients


Basil Pesto

Product ImageHoney Roasted Turkey Breast
  • 2 c Packed fresh basil leaves2 c
  • 2 tsp Pine nuts, toasted2 tsp
  • 2 Cloves garlic2
  • c Olive oil c
  • 2 tbsp Heavy cream2 tbsp
  • 1/2 c Finely grated Parmesan cheese1/2 c
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt, to taste1 tsp
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper, to taste1 tsp

Assembly

  • 16 oz Whole grain bread (16 slices)16 oz
  • 2 lbs Eckrich® Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, sliced2 lbs
  • 2 lbs Mozzarella cheese, sliced2 lbs
  • 2 Large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced2
  • 2 oz Baby spinach2 oz
  • 8 tbsp Unsalted butter, divided8 tbsp

Instructions


  1. ADD basil, pine nuts and garlic to food processor and blend until finely minced.

  2. ADD oil, heavy cream and Parmesan and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. SPREAD basil pesto on eight slices of bread and top with turkey, mozzarella, tomato, spinach and remaining bread slices.

  4. MELT 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. COOK two to three sandwiches at a time on each side until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches.

You Do You

Ingredients


Basil Pesto

  • 2 c Packed fresh basil leaves2 c
  • 2 tsp Pine nuts, toasted2 tsp
  • 2 Cloves garlic2
  • c Olive oil c
  • 2 tbsp Heavy cream2 tbsp
  • 1/2 c Finely grated Parmesan cheese1/2 c
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt, to taste1 tsp
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper, to taste1 tsp

Assembly

  • 16 oz Whole grain bread (16 slices)16 oz
  • 2 lbs Eckrich® Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, sliced2 lbs
  • 2 lbs Mozzarella cheese, sliced2 lbs
  • 2 Large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced2
  • 2 oz Baby spinach2 oz
  • 8 tbsp Unsalted butter, divided8 tbsp

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