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Healthy Turkey Artichoke Panini Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Yum-azing Turkey Artichoke Panini
HG's Yum-azing Turkey Artichoke Panini

Lean-O Panino!

This sandwich is hot stuff! Lean turkey, a cheesy artichoke spread, lots of veggies -- all pressed 'n grilled to toasty perfection! Step aside, Panera...

Ingredients:
1 slice red onion, rings intact
1/4 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper cut into 2-inch strips (about 1/4th of a pepper)
1 artichoke heart packed in water, drained and finely chopped
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping, divided
1/8 tsp. plus a dash garlic powder, divided
2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
Dash crushed dried rosemary
One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun (like Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thins)
2 oz. thickly sliced reduced-sodium turkey breast (about 1 slice)
1/4 cup baby spinach leaves

Directions:
Bring a grill pan (or skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add onion and pepper and cook until softened and lightly blackened, 5 - 7 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine chopped artichoke, cheese wedge, 1/2 tsp. Parm-style topping, and a dash of garlic powder. Mix thoroughly and set aside. In another small bowl, combine butter, remaining 1/2 tsp. Parm-style topping, remaining 1/8 tsp. garlic powder, and rosemary. Mix well and set aside.

Plate bun halves, cut sides up. Evenly spread artichoke-cheese mixture on both halves. Evenly top one half with turkey, cooked onion and pepper, and spinach. Place the other bun half on top, artichoke-cheese side down. Spread half the butter mixture evenly on the upward-facing bun half.

Clean pan, if needed. Re-spray with nonstick spray and bring to medium heat on the stove. Place sandwich in the pan, buttered side down. Spread remaining butter mixture on the upward-facing bun half. Cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side, pressing down with a spatula to seal. Slice in half, if you like, and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 sandwich (entire recipe)
Calories: 264
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 898mg
Carbs: 31g
Fiber: 7g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 21g

PointsPlus® value 7*

Fight it! Panera Bread's Roasted Turkey Artichoke Panini
Panera Bread's Roasted Turkey Artichoke Panini

You Arti' Know...

"Oooh, a fancy new sandwich! And it has turkey -- nice and lean! And artichokes are super-low in calories. Yup, this is a good sandwich for me." FREEZE, TURKEY! That alluringly pressed item you're about to order has way more than you bargained for. You might ask, "More what?" Specifically, more cheese. The artichoke alluded to in the name refers to a Roasted Artichoke Parmesan Spread... which adds 8 grams of fat. The sandwich also features focaccia bread topped with asiago cheese... which contributes 510 calories and 16g fat. ACK! We took the tempting combo (it IS a good idea, after all) and made this thing right. Scaling back the cheese was the first order of business -- we love it, but moderation is a beautiful thing. Our version has reduced-fat Parm on the outside of the roll AND in the spread, which features our very favorite wedged cheese as well. We let the turkey and artichoke have their moment in the spotlight. Plus, there's spinach. (Spinach rocks.) And grilled veggies. Stick with us, kid. You'll be glad you did...

Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories: 780
Fat: 33g
Sodium: 1,190mg
Carbs: 78g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 40g

PointsPlus® value 20*

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