Turkey Broccoli Cheddar Panini

serves 3-4

  • 1 head broccoli (about 4 cups florets)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • pinch red pepper flakes (or two)
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1  8×12 inch slab herbed foccacia, edges trimmed
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices roasted pepper turkey breast
  • spicy honey mustard (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, mix broccoli, 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic,and red pepper flakes. Season with salt & pepper and roast for 10-15 minutes, until broccoli is soft and slightly browned. Let broccoli cool for 5 minutes and then chop. Set aside.

Heat panini press to HIGH. Trim off the ends of foccacia and cut in half to create a sandwich. Top one side chopped roasted broccoli, followed by a layer of cheddar cheese, and then turkey. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Top the sandwich with the other piece of bread and brush both sides of sandwich with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place sandwich in panini press and grill for 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts & starts sizzling. Cut into 4-6 pieces and serve with a side of spicy honey mustard.