Panera’s Turkey Artichoke Panini

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One of my favorite places to eat out is Panera Bread! In addition to the tasty food, I love the smell of the fresh bread baking and the warm inviting atmosphere! Although the panini sandwiches sound delicious, they are certainly far from healthy! I have created a much lighter version of one of the most popular panini sandwiches, the turkey artichoke sandwich.  This one of my personal favorite sandwiches because of the flavors and variety of textures, and now you can enjoy it in a healthy way!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 minutes.

1

Preheat panini grill (or pan) to medium temperature. In a small bowl, microwave the cream cheese for 20-30 seconds to soften. Mix artichokes, spinach, and asiago (or parmesan cheese) into cream cheese.

2

Spread spinach artichoke mix on bread (or wrap) and layer on the turkey and tomato slices (and sautéed onions, if desired). Top with other piece of bread (or fold wrap in half like a taco shell).

3

Place sandwich in preheated grill and press lightly. Grill 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese begins to melt and bread is toasted. Serve warm and enjoy!

Ingredients

1High fiber wrap 1 or 2 slices high fiber bread of choice
4 ozDeli turkey (or 1 serving)
1 tbsLight cream cheese OR 1 Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge
2 tbsArtichoke hearts from a can, jar, or frozen 2
2 tbsSpinach, fresh or frozen 2
2 tbsGrated asiago cheese or parmesan cheese
1 Roma tomato, sliced
Optional:1/2 Small red onion, sliced into thin rings and sauteed

1 I like La Tortilla High Fiber wraps

2 If using frozen artichoke hearts and spinach, microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until de-thawed, and squeeze dry with a paper towel to rid of excess moisture.

Katie's Tip!

If you don’t have a panini maker, you can use a george foreman grill, or a skillet pan– just flip half way through cooking process!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
260 Calories per Serving
7 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

7 Comments

Jyl said:

This sounds amazing, and much healthier!! I love the new site!

April 24th, 2012 — 7:26pm  |  Reply

Jaimee said:

Yum! I can’t wait to try this!

April 27th, 2012 — 7:25pm  |  Reply

Ashley @CenterCutCook said:

This is one of my favorite sandwiches at Panera, and now I’m super excited to try this at home. Thanks so much for sharing, and what a beautiful picture! :)

April 27th, 2012 — 8:00pm  |  Reply

Jyl said:

I was wondering if you ever made this then packed it for lunch for work?i need good ideas for work and would live to bring this, not sure if it would reheat well though…

May 15th, 2012 — 8:53pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

It would…although the bread will not still be crisp when you reheat it… but it will still taste good! :)

May 16th, 2012 — 5:55am  | 

Crystal Thompson said:

Just made these for lunch for hubby and me. Paired it with a cup of grapes. YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!! Can’t wait to try the lasagna rolls for dinner. Thanks Katie!

July 26th, 2012 — 1:15pm  |  Reply

Amanda Joseph said:

:) this is so good. I read the recipe and decided I was eating this for dinner. Such a great low cal alternative to the panera sandwich, and just as delicious!

August 20th, 2012 — 6:47pm  |  Reply

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