Avocado Turkey Panini — and a two part giveaway!

And the winner is…. Sharon Ghee! Congratulations and please email me your mailing address and phone number within the next 48 hours so that you may receive your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered and stay tuned for another great giveaway very soon!

Whether you have leftover roasted turkey from the upcoming holiday or purchase your favorite deli variety, this Avocado Turkey Panini makes a satisfying casual dinner.  These wholesome panini are perfect with a cup of soup, a green salad, or a handful of your favorite chips. While a panini press creates a delightful crunch and golden brown exterior, you can certainly use a skillet or grill pan if you don’t have a panini maker.

But wait!! Sargento Cheese has graciously offered a special giveaway to the readers of The Fountain Avenue Kitchen! Beginning today, you have a chance to win your very own Breville Panini Press & Grill from Williams-Sonoma.  And that is not all!  Sargento is also giving away $50 dollars in free coupons which may be used on any Sargento products.

Entering is easy! All you have to do is leave a comment below between now and Friday, November 29 at 5:00 PM EST. (That happens to be my birthday, so it will be fun to give a special gift on that day!) A winner will be selected at random and announced by 9 AM November 30. The winner must then reply to me within 48 hours with a complete mailing address and phone number so that you can receive your prize. The winner must be a United States resident, but I hope all of my international friends will try the recipe…I think you will enjoy!

Avocado Turkey Panini
If you don't have a panini press, simply grill as you would your favorite grilled cheese. To mimic the pressed, crusty panini, weight down the sandwiches with a cast iron or other heavy skillet. For another layer of flavor, you could add a thin spread of Dijon mustard or pesto under the cheese.

Yields 2 sandwiches.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 slices country style or other hearty bread (ciabatta rolls work well, too; see notes)
  2. 1/4 pound leftover shredded turkey or chipped deli turkey
  3. 1/2 ripe avocado
  4. 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  5. 1/8 teaspoon each kosher salt and pepper
  6. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  7. 4-6 slices Sargento Ultra Thin or regular Provolone cheese (may substitute variety of choice)
  8. 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  9. 1 roasted red pepper, sliced into thin strips (may use freshly roasted or marinated from jar)
Instructions
  1. Preheat a panini press. (You may use a skillet or grill pan if you don't have a panini press.)
  2. In a small bowl, mash the avocado, mayonnaise, salt and pepper together until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Brush one side of each piece of bread with olive oil, and place with the olive oil side down.
  4. Top two of the bread slices with three pieces of the thin sliced cheese or two pieces of the regular, breaking as needed to evenly cover the bread.
  5. Place half of the sliced turkey, half of the spinach leaves, and half of the sliced pepper on top of each piece of cheese covered bread.
  6. Spread half of the avocado mixture on the two remaining slices of bread (on the side without the olive oil), and place on top of the turkey covered pieces.
  7. Carefully, place the sandwiches on the panini press, and cook until the bread is golden brown and crisp and the cheese has melted, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Cut in half and enjoy warm.
Notes
  1. The last time I made these, I used a rosemary peasant bread from the bakery that was sliced about 1/2--inch thick. A basic loaf of country bread or pumpernickel work well, too. For a gluten-free option, Udi's bread holds up quite well.
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Breville Panini Press & Grill 

With a 25% larger cooking surface than our previous model, this family-friendly machine accommodates up to four sandwiches at once. The versatile appliance is perfect for quick weeknight meals and casual entertaining, doing double duty as an indoor grill and sandwich press.

  • Top plate adjusts for a variety of sandwich thicknesses for less leaking fillings.
  • Nonstick cast-aluminum plates ensure uniform browning.
  • Variable heat controls include a special “high-sear” setting for a toasty finish.
  • Variable angle grilling surface allows for fat to drip away from food or, if kept flat, ensures extra-juicy steaks and chops.
  • Can be used to grill meats and vegetables for fillings, then toast the sandwiches to crisp golden perfection.

You may also win coupons for $50 worth of Sargento products of your choice!

Simply leave a comment below…maybe mention your favorite variety of cheese!…and GOOD LUCK!

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  1. Mary Lou Keller

    Yum! I need to sneak in avocado somehow and this might be good way to do it. I am now proud owner a LeCrueset grill pan and panini press and this would be perfect to use if for.

    Reply
  2. Sue C

    Our family loves avocado, so we will definitely be trying this! Might not even wait for post-Thanksgiving turkey to try this. Winning a panini maker would be a win-win!

    Reply
  3. Cindy Jones

    I love panini sandwiches. Always order the panini sandwiches whenever I am at Panera Bread. However I don’t have a press.

    Reply
  4. Barbara Umbenhauer

    Would love to have a panini press! I always order the veggie panini when I see one on a menu – with my own, they would be on the menu at home! Plus Sargento cheese – the crowning touch to any excellent panini!

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  5. Kathy Baxter

    We love using our Panini grill. It is so versatile and turns a normal sandwich into something special. Ours is a basic grill but it works well. I can’t wait to try your turkey avocado Panini. It sounds sooo good. I like to make Cubans on my Panini grill. I also like to make a omelette and put it on a low carb whole wheat wrap with cheese. I then put it on the Panini for a minute or two. Delicious. You asked about favorite cheeses….Manchego, Drunken Goat Cheese, Jarlsberg Swiss, Dubliner cheeses and of course a well aged cheddar. There are few cheeses I don’t like.

    Reply
  6. Julie B.

    Looks delicious!! I’ve always wanted to own a panini press, but bills and stuff for the kiddos always come first. If I win, I’m making this panini first!!!

    Reply
  7. Donna H.

    I would love to have this! I have a large family and sometimes we are eating on the run and at different times. This would be an awesome addition to my kitchen to make healthy meals. I love any kind of cheese but sharp cheddar
    and pepper jack are two of our family favorites.

    Reply
  8. Kathy Wise

    My mouth is watering as I read all the comments. Having a panini press would be great fun. We are real cheese lovers in our family and would be hard-pressed to narrow it down to one favorite kind.

    Reply
  9. Ardelle Kanode

    I will be trying this one soon, as I am sure it is as WONDERFUL as the other recipes I have tried from your pages. LOVE LOVE LOVE the crab, corn and avocado salad, so this one will be a great followup. Maybe even on the side! We love avocado’s!

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  10. donna

    so yummy! love avocado w/spinach the turkey makes a nice addition can’t forget the cheese either….perfection in a sandwich

    Reply
  11. Vickie

    Our family loves panni sandwiches any time of the year and I am a big consumer of Sargento cheeses. A great pairing in this prize.

    Reply
  12. Brenda Jones

    I think that it is so much fun thinking up different ingredients for Panini’s. I made my mom a peanut butter, cream cheese, Honey and Brown Sugar one. I love Sargento Cheese and use it in my Panini’s all of the time. Thanks so much for doing this wonderful give-away.

    Brenda.

    Reply
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  14. RuthAnn

    Tried the recipe last night using my old ‘George Foreman’…..while the taste was delicious..texture was off. I’d be thrilled to win the Panini press. Then my husband may give that ole avocado on a sandwich a try! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Reply
  15. Cathy

    I love paninis. I just had a chicken, sun dried tomato and avocado panini at our local diner last night. I would love to make my own with the Breville press.

    Reply
  16. Judy m

    I love cheese, despite being lactose intolerant! I especially love mozzarella & feta. My husband loves paninis so he would be super excited (as would I) to win!! Thanks 🙂

    Reply
  17. Carol

    Please stop posting such great recipes, my I pad home screen has turned into a cookbook… A fountain ave recipe book!!!

    Reply
  18. Carmen

    I love panini with pepper jack cheese, or mozzarella cheese… mmm. would love to win this panini grill, thank you for the opportunity of entering

    Reply
  19. Sandy S

    I have been on a journey the last year and half.. losing 30 lbs, I would love to add my new favorite healthy veggies, including, avocado to a warm Panini on a chilly winter’s night here in Ohio! I enjoy your posts..thanks for all you do!

    Reply
    1. jenn stallings seabolt

      ummm, panini, panini, PANINI….why autocorrect insists on albino paninis, I just don’t know. they may be yummy though, I am not judging…

      Reply
  20. Julia Cook

    I absolutely love your pepper Jack and the Mexican blend cheese! We use it all the time! I would love one of these presses to make chicken melts and all kinds of good stuff! The bricks in foil are just not the same!

    Reply
  21. Bobbi Oatman

    What a great idea for leftover turkey! I am always looking for ideas to use it up with out just eating the same meal. And you almost can’t go wrong with cheese & avocado.

    Reply
  22. Linda D

    Paninis are absolutely the best and I would love to have a Breville press to make them at home. Reuben panini with Swiss Cheese. Yum.

    Reply
  23. Karole

    I have not tried the roasted red peppers, but definitely doing that with my leftover turkey. I also love to mix the pesto in with the mayo. I love Panini’s!

    Reply
  24. casaundra dalton

    That sure would make my daughter who wants to go to culinary school happy…she makes our sandwiches in the oven right now and is truly talented so this would just build her confidence and ability to continue with her quest for culinary expertise!

    Reply
  25. Kristen Kutina

    You’ve inspired me to make grilled Havarti, tomato, bacon and avocado sandwiches today! (Havarti is my fav cheese). I’d love to have this Panini press to make them again sometime! 🙂

    Reply
  26. Courtney long

    Grown up grilled cheeses are my favorite and would be fantastic on a panini press! The possibilities would be endless !

    Reply
  27. Stacey

    I would LOVE to have my very own Breville Panini Press & Grill from Williams-Sonoma. $50 dollars in free coupons to be used on any Sargento products is an added bonus!! Hoping for good luck in the drawing and HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY Ann!!

    Reply
  28. Kelly G

    Dear Santa, I’ve been a good girl this year. I would like a bigger house, a new can opener, a panini press and lots of cheese, and….

    I will leave you milk and cookies 😉

    Reply
  29. Emma Chapman

    Sounds great. Love Sargento. Have 4 bags in my refrigerator now. Extra sharp cheddar and parmesan are favorites.

    Reply
  30. Gil

    Love the Panini crunch without the fat of the traditional grilled cheese, Your turkey, avocado panini recipe with Udi’s bread sounds great. Have a wonderful Birthday Ann.

    Reply
  31. Brenda Fox

    Leftover turkey and provolone cheese, sliced red onion and cranberry sauce would make a great Panini pressed sandwich…Good luck everyone and Happy Thanksgiving.

    Reply
  32. Christine

    I love grilled sandwiches of any type…would love love this Breville Panini Press and Grill from Williams-Sonoma along with those coupons for some delicious fresh tasting cheese from Sargento Cheese!! Have a wonderful holiday season all!!

    Reply
  33. Christie

    This looks amazing (the sandwich looks fabulous too!)

    I have been contemplating this purchase for years, would love to win one!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Reply
  34. Cheryl Gantz

    Love panni’s! This would certainly allow me to step up our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of tomato soup & grilled cheese! Love grilled Swiss on sourdough.

    Reply
  35. Mel Hagopian

    My family adores panini! We enjoy creating new combinations and experimenting with different condiments as well. A favorite is Swiss cheese, thinly sliced apple, and peach preserves. My daughter puts fig jam on almost everything! We do not have a panini press or a grill, and this one would be a wonderful addition to our family of amateur chefs. 🙂

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  36. Tracy Cohee

    This would be a great addition to my kitchen or as a gift to my daughter in her new kitchen and new home. Often times we’re in a pinch for time and these are perfect for something quick and to still eat healthy.

    Reply
  37. sarah

    The sandwich sounds and looks delicious. The only thing I would do differently is replace the mayo with dijon mustard. The avacado is creamy enough, Breville makes great products, would love to try their panini maker.

    Reply
  38. DC CLARKE

    i love a good sandwich and grilled veggies. hopefully with the press i might try grilled fruit too! thank you for this opportunity!

    Reply
  39. Asa

    Being gluten intollorant means all bread needs to be refreshed to be tasty, toasted, heated or simply grilled, so this would be perfect for me. Me waaaannnttt! 😀

    Reply
  40. Kara Baxter

    I wish I had a Panini maker! This recipe looks delicious! My favorite cheeses are extra sharp cheddar, blue cheese and Dubliner cheese.

    Reply
  41. Judy Lyle

    Happy birthday a little early Ann! Sargento cheese is wonderful and especially in a triple cheese panini. Have been using a Foreman grill to make mine and would like to try a real press. Thanks for the opportunity,.

    Reply
  42. judy aldrich

    I would love to have a panini press. My favorite soup and a toasted sandwich with melted cheese would be perfect.

    Reply
  43. Shanna Kemerly

    Hi! I love turkey paninis! I want to try this recipe. My favorite cheese is Brie and mozzarella. A Panini maker from William Sonoma would be awesome!!!

    Reply
  44. Margie White

    Truthfully, I Have never had a Panini ! Not that I wouldn’t want one but they are too expensive for us. I can make a mean grilled cheese combo though !

    Reply
  45. Ava Icard

    I have always wanted to try a press. I use 2 cast Iron skillets for a press. Never had the extra cash to get a good one.

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  46. Susan Costley

    Sargento cheese makes my homemade baked mac and cheese the best! Moved from Lancaster to Orlando and discovered the Cuban sandwich. Would love to be able to make them at home with this press!

    Reply
  47. Andrea Rowe

    I love panini sandwiches and Sargento cheese is one of my favorite cheeses. I would love an opportunity to win both. 😉

    Reply
  48. Diana McCoy

    Having never made paninis (but love ordering them out!) exploring various recipes at home would be fun and something new for the family.

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  49. Arlene DeJong

    I would love to own a Panini grill, just never seems to be enough $$ for one.
    Happy Birthday to you & thank you for sharing so many delish recipes.
    Arlene

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  50. melody moody

    You had with avacado, then you added cheese, and turkey my very favorite sandwhich. I have to have any kind/ type of bread toasted in some way to eat it. A panini press would be great as I could make enough for my family in one pass( there are only 3 of us) add a mug of your favorite soup or salad a complete meal in no time. Hubby and I love left over turkey ( I roast a boneless turkey mix of dark & breast through out the yr) either a good sourdough or french bread, avacados ( lots for me pls) we’ ll use pepper jack, colby jack, swiss or a nice cheddar.

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  51. Sheila Maki

    I love turkey or chicken sandwiches made with avocado. The combination is so good! This panini recipe sounds like a winner!

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  52. Sally Jones

    Panini’s are a wonderful way to enjoy fresh ingredients with leftovers and make the most of many cheeses. My husband uses a panini press for everything from sandwiches to grilled chicken breasts – he really does not know how to cook without one! I love Fountain Avenue too – it is my go to recipe source.

    Reply
  53. Rosemary Marzano

    I love Sargento Provolone cheese. The Sargento Mozzarella is a close second favorite of mine! Since you enjoy giving out a gift on your birthday, I will share a secret… It’s MY BIRTHDAY coming up on December 3rd… The big 60!!! I’d love the pannini press for a gift!!! Panninis for everyone at the party! !! Happy Birthday to you and I do hope you choose me! !

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  54. Glenn Ratliff

    I really like to cook and I have to watch and control my diet. I can’t wait to get out of the hospital to cook. A panini press and my favorite cheese sargento would make cooking a lot easier for me. It would be so nice to win.

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  55. Jess (@JessieArtWorks)

    Not sure I can enter as I live in France but for sure the photo got my attention, this is what my 13 years old daughter keeps asking me!! This machine!! 🙂 She loves cooking and I always do my best to help her going on with her creativity and love with baking and all 🙂

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  56. Aminah L

    Sargento is one of the few cheese brands, if not the only brand I’ve found locally (new to WI), I can consume in accordance with my dietary rquirements. And it’s delicious! 🙂

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  57. Kendy Kinion

    Turkey Avacado sandwhiches are my favorite sandwhich in this world! And to have it made as a Panini is so Awesome! My favorite Sargento chese would have to be a toss up between their Provolne and Peper Jack. Having as Panini maker would make my life easier and oh so tasteful. Thank you.

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  58. Diane Bodsford

    I would love to win this. My favorite panini is Italian. Love Sargento Cheese. Please pick me to win! I need one!

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  59. Colleen floyd

    Would love to win especially, now that it’s getting cold because a nice hot Panini and a bowl of soup would be so comforting!!

    Reply
  60. Debra Carico

    Oh YUM!! A new must try recipe. The fact we share a birthday is a complete surprise! Thanks for your willingness to share your talents with my family… they appreciate the benefits!!

    Reply
  61. Carrie M

    Mmmmm, panini! Delicious on a chilly day like today. Hmmm, I have not met a cheese variety I did not like! I do especially love swiss.

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  62. Joy @ Yesterfood

    Your panini is beautiful- that’s actually my favorite one, too- avocado and turkey. As far as cheese goes, I like pepper jack, smoked provolone, mild cheddar…mmm, so many!

    Thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂

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  63. Sheryl

    “food, glorious food…”
    This makes me hungry,
    so I’m trudging off to the
    kitchen to make a cast-iron
    skillet sandwich since I don’t
    have a panini grill…(happy
    birthday…)…I don’t have this
    recipe of ingredients around,
    so it will probably be a choice
    between: grilled BB white tuna
    with green olives and chopped
    vidalia onions bound with a bit
    of Hellman’s olive oil mayo on
    rye (with seeds, of course)
    OR
    grilled aged cheddar (in the rye)
    with 2 broken-fried eggs and a
    thick slice of vidalia onion (both
    added after grilling)…
    Having a panini grill would
    launch a whole new mental
    mind-set tangent…
    Bon appetit!

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  64. Kim Slater

    My husband loves Colby Jack and a good aged swiss, I like Muenster and Swiss, Colby Jack, Salami cheese… My husband is the sandwich maker in our house and would love this Panini maker..My lunches would even be better.

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  65. Theresa Meehan Currie

    Looks like I’ll be increasing my recipes, right now I have only one, and it’s fro my salmon salad panini. I don’t have a press either, I use a cast iron grill pan topped with a cast iron skillet. I’ve always wanted a press!

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  66. Debra von Essen

    One of my hubby’s & my FAVE weeknite suppers is tomato basil soup accompanied by griiled cheese on rye. We ADORE paninis, & would LOVE to have a panini press to make the sandwiches even more special! TYSVM for the opportunity, & for all of your wonderful recipes, which I “pin!” 🙂

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  67. Erin Dixon

    Mmmm. Paninis. I’d love to have a proper panini maker. I always tend to burn the bottom when I weight them down with a cart iron pot!

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  68. Phyllis

    Oh would I ever love a panini press so I could make all these delish sounding sandwiches.yum yum yum And I love any kind of cheese in a sandwich.

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  69. Catana West

    Love a good Panini but where I live there is no where to get one….love any kind of cheese it is my weakness! 🙂

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  70. Amy K

    I would love to win!!! I make all kinds of pressed sandwiches on the stove with a foil wrapped brick, my favorite is smoked turkey with swiss cheese from sargento’s atichoke, red oinion and garlic herb jam from the Amish, sooo YUMMY on rye bread!!!!

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  71. Nathan Oram

    Looks like a GREAT sandwich!! My favorite variety is Sargento cheese is Swiss. It has a great nutty flavor and melts well on sandwiches.

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  72. Kristina

    Love this recipe. I make something similar but I use Sargento thin slice swiss and pile it on! Dip the sandwich in left over gravy and you have heaven on a plate!

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  73. Ivy

    the recipe looks delicious, you can’t go wrong with avocado. I have longed for a panini press for years. Good luck to all!

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  74. Lisa

    Oh, I love turkey and avocado! That would make a great Panini 🙂

    Think I’d also like to try swapping out the avocado and using pesto…. Sourdough bread too.

    Reply
  75. JoeAnn T

    This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my grandson. He loves to cook. Favorite cheeses are Swiss and Sharp Cedder for sandwiches

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  76. Joanne Beam

    What a great offer. We do not have a panini maker and have always wanted one. The more melted sharp cheddar the better

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  77. Donna Perry

    I make a modified Panini now on my iron skillet with thinly sliced turkey, Swiss cheese ,avocado and I use a bacon press because I don’t have a Panini Press, but would love to win one!

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  78. Simone PittmanNixon

    I’m a believer in kitchen gadgets! My mom had an ole school sandwich press with one side waffles and the other we used for grilled cheese sandwiches….I keep looking at the panini press but have yet to purchase one…winning one would be Bonus for me!

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  79. Molly

    I LOVE your recipes, Ann!! And paninis are so much fun. And to win this giveaway would be fantastic. Might have to make paninis every day!!

    Reply
  80. shelleyu

    Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be so ever grateful to win a panini maker whooowhooooo.what a super give away and right around the holidays 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Reply
  81. Linda

    Our budget is very tight since I got laid off due to economy. Sandwiches are becoming a staple. Seen many yummy sounding recipes that I would love to try and them create my own. Panini’s are the best. I absolutely buy Sargento cheese all the time. I love it and trust it to always be fresh. !!!!!!

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  82. Chastity Robledo

    My family would absolutely love to have a panini press. We make a lot of sandwiches and quesadillas and this would help me teach my daughter.

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  83. Debbie Martin

    Wow! Sandwich looks and sounds amazing! I live for sharp cheddar ~ yum! But then again, there isn’t a cheese on this planet that I don’t like!

    Reply
  84. Colleen Spence

    I enjoy being creative with different concoctions of
    Panini sandwiches. It’s hard to pick a fav cheese.. I love cheese!!!! Yummo!!!!

    Reply
  85. Dawn Marie Hughes

    My hubby so wants this! We love all kinds of cheese and have no particular favorites, we take them all for what they have to offer!

    Reply
  86. Debbie Shumate

    What an awesome way to use up some of that leftover turkey. I always love your recipes!
    Would love to have a Panini machine!

    Reply
  87. Jay Oldridge

    Roast beef panini, my hubby’s fav! Would love to have this machine to make em all the time for him and after Thanksgiving, he would drool over this recipe, too……

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  88. Judy

    Pretty please! Would love to win. I have been wanting one of these presses/grills for a long time. Thanks so much for the opportunity Ann! And Happy Thanksgiving!

    Reply
  89. Kristyl Adams

    Love Panini Sandwiches! I use Sargento Cheese all the time..just finished a bowl of my Chicken Tortilla Soup with some melted on top! Tomorrow making Quiche with it. Next project after that, Cheese Souffle! 😀 Thank you for considering me~

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  90. Marilyn L. Hemingway

    I am a physically challenged lady who LOVES to cook. I made the avocado turkey cheese Panini with my cast iron skillet and a bacon press. I am getting unable to pick these heavy cooking items up. I would be so happy to win the Panini Press so I can continue to feed my family the sandwiches they love. Cheese??? ANY cheese with ANY meat will work well !!

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  91. Pegster

    Heard these are the greatest inventions..One of these days will have to get one..Would love to heat up a pannini & enjoy the warmth of it…Mmmmmmmm

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  92. Antoinette Chapman

    I could really love to have that Panini grill to show my teenage mentees how to make healthy sandwiches; using my favorite cheese (smoked gouda), spinach’ eggplant, and pesto sauce and olive bread.

    Reply
  93. Karie Marshall

    I’m new to the panini experience would love to have one but I can’t justify buying one for awhile. I love a lot of your recipes.

    Reply
  94. Keli

    I love a good gourmet grilled cheese sandwich. An excellent artisan bread with Munster and Provolone, a touch of fresh dill or chipotle pepper and a few slices of crispy, locally raised Hickory smoked bacon is my comfort food deluxe! Add a fresh from the garden ceasar salad and shaved Parmasean cheese and Asiago Chibatta crutons and I’m set!

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  95. Susan Vosmik

    Sandwiches are an art form in my house…. all three of us have a different view of what a sandwich should look like…. and a panini would be perfect on the canvas of my plate 🙂

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  96. Kathy Lowrey

    Wishing YOU a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for offering this giveaway! Good luck everyone :o)

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  97. Dina Felker

    Panini looks yummy and you can’t make anything better as long as you use Sargento Cheese. I have never been disappointed with any of their cheese; love it all

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  98. Gail

    I would love a Panini Grill. I have never had a Panini Sandwhich but they look delicious. As for my favorite Sargento Cheese that is hard to pick. The pizza blend cheese is very good. Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a Happy Thanksgiving. I love your web site.

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  99. Nicky

    Happy Birthday! Grilled sandwiches and paninis taste so much better than an ordinary one. I look forward to after Thanksgiving pressed sandwiches with turkey, brie, sliced pickle, and dijon.

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  100. Janie Dockus

    I just started using a sandwich press and I absolutely love it! It heats up in about 4 minutes and gets a sandwich pressed and toasty in about 3 minutes and very easy to clean. Sharp Cheddar is my hubbys fav and mine is swiss!

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  101. Tonia K.

    Looking forward to trying the panini sandwich as well as sargento cheese. I have always bee a Kraft cheese lover. Willing to try something new!!!

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  102. Paul Fulmer

    Lovely recipe Ann. I always enjoy your articles and recipes in the Lancaster Newspapers and on your Blog.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  103. Shanah

    I love Paninis, but you really need a press to make them just right. Nothing like a nice warm sandwich with a bowl of soup!

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  104. Deanna Smith

    I haven’t eaten a panini since I had to go gluten free…it would be great to have a press that’s dedicated to my gluten free bread. Then I can try all these recipes!

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  105. Deb Mantooth

    Oh my !!!! That recipe is just makin my mouth water YUMMY !!!! I would LOVE to win the pannini press I have wanted one forever and Happy Birthday I hope you have an awesome day 🙂 And thanks for the chance 🙂

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  106. Lisa Clark

    Breville kitchen appliances are top notch!! I would love to be able to whip up some great paninis, especially this recipe.

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  107. Reina Perkins

    I love the panini. My family has six children with five of them as growing boys. Our favorite cheese as of now is swiss or provolone. The panini maker would be a great!!! Tried this recipe tonight….was a great hit with my husband as well as the kids.

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  108. Sharon Ghee

    I would love to have a panini grill. My favorite cheese from Sargentos is the 4 cheese Mexican. Makes for great sandwiches!

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  109. Dianne Manley

    I am a cheese lover of any kind. Sargento cheeses are my go to cheeses. Would love to have the panini press. Favorite is turkey, bacon club.

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  110. Amy

    Everywhere I’ve ever worked the panini has been a hit. I love creating them at home too. This would be an awesome addition!

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  111. MJ

    Every time I hear of or eat a panini, it reminds me of my mother-in-law. When I was her caregiver, getting her to eat was often very difficult but she would eat almost anything if I made it into a panini. My goodness, how we miss her! Thanks for stirring up such precious memories.

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  112. carolyn robinson

    I know that I TRULY WOULD BE BLESSED IF I WON THE PANINI MACHINE in order to make a proper sandwich which I love with soup. And I love Sargento’s cheese, All types. EVERYONE WANTS TO WIN but not anyone MORE THAN I WANT TO WIN. BLESS YALL FOR GIVING IT TO SOMEONE. AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS. ++ Carolyn ++

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  113. carolyn

    I will make my coment short. I Pray that God lets me win the panini sandwich maker. And I love Sargentos cheese all types make me happy. Pick me PLEASE.

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  114. Melanie Pittman

    I love the crunch of the bread and the gooey cheese. I have had these at work and love them. I am a single parent and this press is a luxury that I can’t afford. Would love to win one. Happy Birthday. Hope it is a great one!

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  115. Heather

    My boyfriend would LOVE this sandwich, he loves all the ingredients, including spicy cheese and avocado. He loves cheese of all kinds, but the spicer the better. Maybe if I could make him a sandwich that looks like the one in the picture, he would finally propose to me!

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  116. Joanne

    Wow! That recipe combines quite a few of my favorite things! I just remodeled my kitchen and a panini press would be a fab addition.

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  117. Nibbles By Nic

    Talk about DELICIOUS NIBBLES!!! Although, think I’d actually need to sink my teeth right into that panini with the gooey cheese. Why? Because EVERYTHING just tastes better with it!!!

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  118. Trudy

    Happy Birthday!!! I’ve been wanting a panini press for 2 years now! This would make me (and my husband) so happy! Thank you for offering this!

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  119. Carole Giagnocavo

    I often order a panini when I go out to eat. Would love to have a press to make them at home….and lots of cheese to put on my paninis!

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  120. Sharon Thomas

    Imagine the succulent JOY of making this sandwich with this Panini grill!! I’ll find a way to make the delectable sandwich, but know it won’t be the pinnacle experience it could be, w/o this exceptional Grill! 🙂

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  121. Debbie Richard

    I love panini sandwiches. I make them with an iron skillet, but would live to have a panini press! The first panini I ever tasted included grilled chicken and basil pesto. Yum! I love to try different combos and have friends over.

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  122. Debbie Richard

    I meant to say in previous post that I would “love” to have a panini press, but I guess saying that I would “live” to have one sounds even better. 🙂 And I forgot to mention, that pepper jack cheese is one of my very favorites!

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  123. Darlene Bell

    I love Panini sandwiches. Just think of a turkey Panini with pepper jack or swiss cheese or a combination of the two — yum, yum. I am entering the contest as I do not have a Panini. I also like veggie paninis. I hope you have a great birthday.

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  124. Ouida Lampert

    I haven’t had sandwiches in two years (gluten free), but I have just started learning to bake gluten free bread. So, panini may be on the menu!

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  125. Candy Penn

    Paninis always remind me of the short time I spent in Italy. A grilled sandwich in a pan, just somehow doesn’t taste the same. I try to replicate the sandwiches I had in Italy, they come close, but the grooves from the press are missing and that is perfect way to hold the “dip” I have to have with my sandwich. The “dip”is my American nod, they didn’t have “dips” in Italy.

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  126. Karen M

    I would love to have this beautiful panini grill. I have never had a panini sandwich…and would love to try this! I love a great grilled cheese sandwich.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  127. Jim Land

    Wishing everyone a terrific Thanksgiving filled with joy, family and a heart of gratitude!

    o O (a panini sure sounds good right about now!)

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  128. Rozlynn Johnson

    Love good sandwiches (my mother always thought that this was strange). I so want this panini press! Favorite cheese? I really like cheese, so the list is long…

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  129. Melisa M

    I love a good panini but have no may to make them at home. Would love to win this panini press…thanks for the opportunity and an early Happy Birthday also!

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  130. Mary Lynn Beshara

    Only reason we make the big old bird is so we can have my special grilled Turkey sandwhich’s the next day with my homemade Cranberry Chutney, Stuffing. Must put some remoulade on and butter both sides and grill. I use a bacon press but this Panini Press would just make it quicker and able to make two at once, Happy Thanksgiving!

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  131. Karen Ostrom

    I would love one of these, but if I can’t win one I”m going to put on my Christmas Wish list. Oh my favorite cheese, too many but provolone, white chedder and of course brie

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  132. Kristyl Adams

    I’d like to win this to give to my daughter. It would save her a lot of time with three little ones and they’d have fun with all the possible combinations too. 🙂

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  133. Elizabeth Eberhardt

    I love the sound of this recipe and I would love to try a Panini. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday!

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  134. Al Shap

    This, I love! Can not wait to try a panini again, post gluten free. A panini press would sure help. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  135. Lois

    I love a good Panini with turkey or chicken and avocado, My favorite cheese is pepper jack or horseradish cheddar…I love a little kick. Hope you birthday is everything you wish and more.

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  136. Karen Keller-Eyer

    This post made me think I would interested in eating again today after such a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at two homes yesterday. YUM love the original post and all the additional comments have my mouth watering for a great grilled sandwich on this fabulous grill with Sargento cheese!!!! Happy Birthday too and you look fabulous at whatever age you are!!!

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    1. Ann

      I have actually made these with gluten-free bread, Lori, and they turned out great. I have used a local brand (Amaranth) as well as Schar’s and Udi’s which both worked very well.

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  137. Eva Arnim

    I would love one of these as I work long days and my husband cooks for me and he each evening would make it a lot easier to have a quick dinner on a cold evening wonderful

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  138. Meg Graham

    Happy Birthday – always 29 … right?
    How about some Sargento Pepper Jack on that turkey panini – or maybe some easy melting Colby?

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  139. حسین انصاری

    سلام سایتتون خیلی خوبه من از توش دانلود کردم خیلی تتو دوست داشتم تصویری هاشو هم دانلود کنم با کیفیت فول اچ دی ولی نبود میشه بذاریدشون ممنون با تشکر….

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