Montana Panini

What is it? It’s a grilled BCT (bacon, cheese and tomato) with a bonus of turkey on sourdough and a special avocado dressing.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/4
cup ranch dressing
1
small avocado, pitted, peeled and mashed
12
slices sourdough bread, 1/2 inch thick
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3/4
lb thinly sliced cooked turkey (from deli)
12
slices turkey bacon, crisply cooked and broken in half
1
large tomato , sliced
6
slices (1 oz each) Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 In small bowl, mix ranch dressing and avocado.
  • 2 Spread 1 side of each bread slice with butter. On work surface, place 6 bread slices butter sides down; top with turkey, bacon, tomato, cheese and dressing mixture. Top with remaining bread slices, butter sides up.
  • 3 In 12-inch skillet, place sandwiches. Cover and cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until bread is crisp and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Try this. Turkey bacon has the same smoky flavor as pork bacon, but it has much less fat. One slice of regular bacon weighs in at about 6 grams of fat per slice. And turkey bacon? It weighs in at about 0.5 gram of fat per slice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
290 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32 g
32 %
(Saturated Fat
13 g,
13 %
),
Cholesterol
90 mg
90 %;
Sodium
1660 mg
1660 %;
Total Carbohydrate
30 g
30 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
26 g
26 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.