This is one of my favorite sandwiches to make, I whipped it up one day when I was trying to use up leftover ingredients. My family raved! It's also excellent as a vegetarian sandwich if you leave out the turkey and bacon.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a panini press according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic and onion until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes more.

  • While the onions and spinach are cooking, stir together the mayonnaise, minced chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce in a small bowl. Spread the mayonnaise over 4 slices of focaccia bread. Place a slice of cheese onto the 4 slices, then divide the turkey among the sandwiches. Place 2 strips of bacon onto each sandwich and top with the spinach mixture. Place the remaining slices of bread onto the sandwiches.

  • Cook the sandwiches in the preheated panini grill according to manufacturer's directions until crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

699 calories; 33.2 g total fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 2276 mg sodium. 65.1 g carbohydrates; 34.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Made this for the Recipe Group. We really enjoyed this sandwich. Hubby took a bite and said "Wow!" always a good sign! I couldn't find any focaccia bread at my bakery so I made my own using Michael's Foccacia Bread (on this site) it was great. I did add more mayo to the chipotle mayo since it was a bit spicy for my tastes. Also I don't have a panini press so I heated up a non stick pan and a cast iron pan put the sandwich in the non stick pan then placed the hot cast iron pan down on the top and pressed down slightly using a hot pad. It worked really great. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2011
I really liked this but hubby wasn't as keen so we compromised on the rating. I did use homemade Ciabatta bread though. I want to make again but need to have hubby agree. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Made this for the Recipe Group. We really enjoyed this sandwich. Hubby took a bite and said "Wow!" always a good sign! I couldn't find any focaccia bread at my bakery so I made my own using Michael's Foccacia Bread (on this site) it was great. I did add more mayo to the chipotle mayo since it was a bit spicy for my tastes. Also I don't have a panini press so I heated up a non stick pan and a cast iron pan put the sandwich in the non stick pan then placed the hot cast iron pan down on the top and pressed down slightly using a hot pad. It worked really great. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Made this for the Recipe Group. We really enjoyed this sandwich. Hubby took a bite and said "Wow!" always a good sign! I couldn't find any focaccia bread at my bakery so I made my own using Michael's Foccacia Bread (on this site) it was great. I did add more mayo to the chipotle mayo since it was a bit spicy for my tastes. Also I don't have a panini press so I heated up a non stick pan and a cast iron pan put the sandwich in the non stick pan then placed the hot cast iron pan down on the top and pressed down slightly using a hot pad. It worked really great. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Really liked this except I used only one chipotle pepper in the mayonnaise. We found it spicy enough for us that way. Other than that I made the recipe as stated. If you don't have focaccia I think any sliced substantial bread would work. I'm happy to find another way to make panini! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
Outstanding outstanding outstanding! My husband & oldest son are begging me to make these again 2 days later! I only used 1 chipotle which was perfect heat for them. On mine I used garlic mayo instead(not a chipotle fan). I used ciabatta bread & just toasted it(no panini maker). I think this has moved to the #1 spot on our favs from AR!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2011
We make these (& LOTS of other panini's) all the time on either our GF grill or cast iron skillet! We use a couple teaspoons of olive oil instead of the butter onions depending upon our mood & just 1 (or none) of the chipotles. Deli turkey leftover rotisserie chicken provolone or mozzarella...the ingredients can actually be determined by what you have on hand. It's pretty hard to mess this one up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
I made this for company last night and we loved it. The only change I made was to use 2 slices of cheese per sandwich instead of one. We love cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2011
This was delicious! After I cooked the bacon I poured off some of the grease but left a little to cook my onion spinach and garlic in. Saves you a dirty pan. The mayo was yummy! Once again...delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
I don't have a panini press so I used my indoor grill. Using a square baking pan I gently pressed down on the sandwich as it was cooking. Flipped it over and repeated on the other side. You could easily do this on a BBQ grill too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2011
So good! I too used my Forman grill and used regular mayo. I will be making these often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Made this for Recipe Group. This is an excellent sandwich! I didn t have focaccia bread so I used a sandwich Italian and I don t have a panini press so these were done on a griddle pan. I was cautious with the Chipotle peppers and just added them to taste and then opted to serve it on the side rather than putting it on the sandwich. We both really enjoyed this one and would definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2011
I really liked this but hubby wasn't as keen so we compromised on the rating. I did use homemade Ciabatta bread though. I want to make again but need to have hubby agree. Read More
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