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1.19.2011

Ham & Turkey Panini Melt


                I love Paninis! They are so versatile, you can literally make so many different kinds. This one I made was one that reminded me of the panini I had in the hospital after I gave birth to Kallen. You always hear of 'hospital food' as being disgusting, but my dining experience here in the St.George Hospital was delicious!
           It was about six hours after I had delivered Kallen and I was starving!! The nurse kept telling me to order something from the menu, but I was so hesitant. Finally, I decided to. I read the menu and came across a 'Ham and Turkey' panini. I thought it sounded good, so I ordered it.
          When she brought it to me I was surprised to see how good it looked, and sure enough it tasted AMAZING! I kept telling Kale, 'This is the best sandwich I've ever had!' 
          Fast forward to Christmas, Kale surprised me with a Panini Grill for one of my gifts. The very first thing I thought was that I was gonna try and make that sandwich I had eaten in the hospital, and now here is it's debut! It is divine! (and ridiculously easy)



HAM & TURKEY PANINI MELT
Recipe by: Holly Lofthouse

Makes 4 Paninis

8 slices Artisan bread or White Bread (good quality, like homemade or fresh from the bakery)
1/2 lb deli Honey Ham
1/2 lb deli Turkey
8 slices of white American cheese
Dijon Mustard
Butter


Preheat your panini grill on high heat as you prepare your sandwiches. (If you dont have a panini grill you can easily do this in a large skillet)

With one slice of bread top with desired amount of turkey. Top turkey with two slices of cheese. Top cheese with desired amount of Ham.  With second piece of bread, spread Dijon mustard and place bread mustard side down onto ham.  Butter both sides of bread and then place on grill. Lightly press lid of panini grill onto bread and let cook for 2-3 minutes or until cheese has melted : )










13 comments:

DessertForTwo said...

Oooh yum! I wish someone would make this for my lunch daily :)

How strange that hospital food was good!

Tara Lynn said...

I'm with you on the hospital food. When I had my son I was AMAZED at how good the food was! Thanks for the recipe!

thecountrycook said...

That seriously looks sooooo good!

Sally Darling said...

Oh my stars. That melty cheese looks like it's about to come off this screen and make me eat it! That's it. A Panini machine is on my "I want" list. Oh the possibilities are endless!

HollyL said...

Ha Ha Sally you always crack me up girl! Thank you ALL for your sweet comments : ) I'm ALL about easy recipes and this one is a gem!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Terribly scrumptious! That panini is irresistible.

Cheers,

Rosa

Lisa said...

I can't get over the sight of that cheese oozing out at me in your picture. It's just so tempting.

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

This sounds so good.... and such funny timing ~~~ I was just looking at buying a Panini Press. I think you've sold me! :) I hope you'll join Saturday Swap with one or some of your great recipes. Have a super weekend!!!

Val said...

GET IN MY BELLY!!!!

thisitalianfamily said...

Hi Holly! Came across your blog via Tasty Kitchen and I love it. Your family is so beautiful and I love your recipes! These paninis look fabulous! :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

I want a panini press- this sandwich looks amazing!

In Krista's Kitchen said...

Nom!! I am hoping to inherit my mom's panini press when she groups up with her fiance (I'm hoping that she will realize that she has never ever used it). Warm gooey cheese, crispy bread, and meat make one of the most satisfying meals.

Dianne Grover said...

This ham and turkey panini melt is indeed great! This recipe can be a great offering to any occasion, catering Fort Lauderdale events(for example), or even in simple dinners at home. Thanks for sharing.