Turkey and Bacon Panini with Chipotle Mayonnaise


This turkey and bacon panini is one of my favorite sandwiches to make. I came up with the recipe when I was trying to use up leftovers one day, and my family raved! It's also excellent as a vegetarian sandwich if you leave out the turkey and bacon.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 8 slices bacon

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves

  • ½ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers

  • 8 (4 inch) pieces focaccia bread

  • 4 slices provolone cheese

  • ½ pound sliced deli turkey meat


  1. Cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

  2. While the bacon is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, 7 to 10 minutes, adding garlic for the last minute. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  3. Preheat a panini press according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  4. Stir mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce together in a small bowl. Spread mixture over 4 slices of focaccia bread, then top each slice with provolone, turkey, two slices bacon, spinach mixture, and remaining bread slices.

  5. Cook sandwiches in the preheated panini press until crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes each.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

699 Calories
33g Fat
65g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 699
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 2276mg 99%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 345mg 27%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 579mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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