Turkey Taco Panini


Customize the flavor of these taco-style sandwiches with your choice of salsa. Pick one that is thick and chunky for best results.

turkey taco panini
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 white or whole wheat foldable artisan flatbreads, such as Flatout® Foldit Flatbreads

  • 1 ½ cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey jack cheese with jalapeno peppers or reduced-fat Mexican-style four-cheese blend (6 ounces)

  • 8 ounce shredded cooked turkey or chicken

  • ½ cup black bean and corn salsa or fruit salsa

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Spray one side of each flatbread with nonstick cooking spray. Place spray side down on a clean surface. On one half of each flatbread, evenly divide 3/4 cup of the cheese, the turkey, salsa, and cilantro. Top evenly with the remaining cheese. Fold over.

  2. Preheat a covered indoor grill, panini press, grill pan, or large skillet. Place sandwiches (half at a time if necessary) in grill. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned and cheese is melted. (If using a grill pan or skillet, place sandwiches on grill pan or skillet. Weigh sandwiches down* and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is toasted. Turn sandwiches over, weigh them down, and cook about 2 minutes or until toasted and cheese is melted.)


Weigh the sandwiches down by placing a heavy skillet on top of them; add weight with unopened cans of food. (If you use a heavy cast-iron skillet, you might not need to use the cans for weight.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
13g Fat
29g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 880mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 404mg 31%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 168mg 4%
Folate, total 6.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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