Turkey, Brie and Pesto Panini


Total Time:

7 minutes



This is probably my new favorite sandwich! The Turkey, Brie and Pesto Panini. I made it a few weeks ago for the first time for a client who isn’t a big breakfast fan… so we opted for a sandwich replacement… and after making them, well, it’s official that I’m hooked. I’m not a big breakfast person either and this is literally the perfect thing to get me going in the morning. Not to mention I’ve been cooking with one goal in mind – don’t turn on the oven or the stove. Too hot. Too much effort. And this panini is the perfect thing to make without using either appliance and just my trusty panini press.

Another great idea for this sandwich is to use Sandwich Thins. Basically they are really thin pieces of bread and are shaped in a circle and they are kinda amazing. I would have made this panini with them, but well, I ate them all. Whoops! Whatever kind of bread you have on hand will be great – because it’s the flavors inside the sandwich that really shine.

So if you’re not a breakfast person either than you’ve got to give this sandwich a go. And if you are a breakfast person, then I’m jealous. And you’ll just have to make this for lunch!

Turkey, Brie and Pesto Panini

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 slices bread whole grain preferred
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp homemade pesto
  • 1 small handful arugula
  • 4 slices Brie
  • 3 slices oven roasted turkey


  • Plug in your panini press and let is get hot.
  • Brush the olive oil on one side of each piece of bread. These are the sides that will be touching the panini press.
  • Place a piece of bread on a plate, olive oil side down. Spread on the pesto and then layer on the turkey, brie and arugula. Top with the remaining piece of bread.
  • Place into panini press and close. Let it toast for about 5 minutes until its golden brown on the top and bottom. Remove, slice and serve.

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  1. AnalieseMarie

    I found your blog through Kaileen Elise, and I love your fresh, simple, delicious-looking recipes! I don’t eat much meat, but I could see this being just as good without the turkey. Going to try it today! Yum!

  2. Blog is the New Black

    Looks so simple, but so tasty… and I’ve got all the ingredients!

  3. Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    hey it has brie – how bad can that be?! πŸ™‚

  4. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots

    I. Love. Brie. This sandwich looks incredible! πŸ™‚

  5. Rachel @ Bakerita

    Mmm…three of my favorite things!
    Also – a tip to those that don’t have a panini press (like me), a George Foreman grill works just as well!

    I’ll definitely probably be living on this sandwich for a while. I already know what bread I’m going to use, haha! So excited πŸ™‚

  6. Bev Weidner

    Seriously, I’m in love with this sandwich. So in love I’ll wear its letter jacket. And class ring. WHATEVER IT TAKES.

  7. Amanda

    This is the prefect sandwich for today… what a delicious and beautiful recipe!

  8. Lindsay Lehfeld

    Wow, I never would’ve thought of making a panini for breakfast. I’ll need to give this a shot!

  9. Lucy Lean

    If you don’t have a panini press you can use a non stick pan with an iron skillet on top to squash the panini down and then flip it… love warm brie any time of day or night –

  10. kat

    Came across this recipe via twitter (Jessica Simpson shared it). Sounds and looks yummy, and I love brie so how can I not try it! Can’t wait to taste it.

  11. Brooke (Baking with Basil)

    I don’t eat meat, but this sandwich looks great! The brie sounds delightful!

  12. Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie

    I love how gorgeous and simple this sandwich is! I am actually a huge fan of breakfast — eggs, bacon, taters, the whole deal, but would totally dive into this different twist of a sammie. Healthy and delicious, yum!

  13. Monika

    I am not a big breakfast person either. This might be the perfect solution!

  14. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    This is everything I love smushed up on one delicious panini! And, since I am a breakfast person (it’s my favorite meal of the day, actually), a perfect lunch. Can’t wait to try it! πŸ™‚

  15. Marla

    You are right, this is a great sandwich and great for any time of day.

  16. Allison [Girl’s Guide to Social Media]

    Um, Yes please!! My boyfriend would die for this sammie. I think I’ll make it for him this weekend as a surprise!

  17. Deanna

    Pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs? No thanks, I’ve been eating BLT’s for breakfast! – this sandwich looks absolutely delicious. I’ll have to work it into my sandwich-for-breakfast rotation!

  18. heather

    omg i love ur recipes they look so good :[ i cant wait to cook some of them.

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