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Turkey & Bacon Panini

Sandwiches are without a doubt one of the easiest things to make, in my opinion, and the options are limitless.  I'll admit that my husband and I are pretty plain when it comes to our food because neither of us really like condiments too much, but even without condiments it's easy to make a flavorful sandwich.  Another thing I love about sandwiches is that they're great for lunch or dinner, or even to cut in to small pieces for a few people to snack on, or appetizers for a group.  

I get a lot of my sandwich ideas from commercials and restaurants/cafes where I've seen or had something that I know I can replicate, and often times make it a little less fattening if I saw the sandwich on a commercial.  Such as this sandwich, inspired from a Jack in the Box commercial for the Turkey, Bacon and Cheddar Grilled Sandwich.  I admit it - I LOVE Jack in the Box - but I'm a spicy chicken bites fan.

Turkey & Bacon Club Panini
Ingredients:
1 loaf French bread, or other favorite artisan bread
~ 3/4 lb. thin sliced Roast Turkey
4-6 slices White Cheddar Cheese
6-8 slices bacon, cooked
1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:
Cut the loaf of bread horizontally in the center to open, but not separate

Layer the turkey across one half of the open loaf, topping with White Cheddar slices, then bacon.  Finish it all off with an even sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Place bread loaf on a non-stick cookie sheet and cook in heated oven about 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden.

Remove from oven and "close" the loaf of bread.  Slice the baguette in to 4-sections, or as many as desired.  Serve warm.
   

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