Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Panini*

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Tart green apples and sharp cheddar are meant to go together. It’s one of my favorite snacks! With the twins showing up any day now, Jorge and I have been struggling to find more quick and easy lunches that don’t come out of the freezer.

Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Panini via

We both love making hot sandwiches, but usually stick to the basics. So when Jorge tossed out the idea to add some green apples to our paninis…well, I was all in!

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Start with some of your favorite bread, spread the outside with a layer of Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil. Um, have you ever tried to butter bread with cold butter? It gets all clumpy and tears the soft bread? No good. The spreadable Butter with Canola Oil is a dream. It’s soft and spreadable right out of the fridge, ready to help make your grilled sandwich.

To make the sandwich, slap on some Dijon mustard, green apple, cheddar cheese and roasted turkey. Whoa, baby! The apple gives it a great crunch, and all the flavors meld together perfectly. It’s a great afterschool snack to share with the kids, a quick dinner or for an easy lunch for two.


Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Panini

Yield: 2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 green apple thinly sliced
  • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 thin slices deli roasted turkey


Preheat the panini press or grill. Spread the outer side of each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil.

Spread the mustard evenly over two slices of bread. Layer with apple slices, cheese and turkey.. Top each with the remaining bread slices.

Grill each sandwich for 3 to 5 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese has melted. Remove from pan, cut in half and serve immediately.

The Novice Chef has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for the Kitchen Conversations blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.


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17 Responses to “Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Panini”

  1. 1

    bridget {bake at 350} — August 11, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    I think I could eat this EVERY day. Looks delicious!

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    Michelle — August 11, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    I am so excited! I already have everything to make this. My boy’s school started a little early this year and they are already back in class. They will be excited to see this on the counter when they get off the bus today!

  3. 3

    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — August 11, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

    We love adding apple slices to sandwiches! Love this!

  4. 4

    JulieD — August 11, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

    Love apple and cheddar…what a great idea! And LOL’s spreadable butter! <3

  5. 5

    Christine at Cook the Story — August 12, 2014 @ 10:26 am

    Apples and cheese are so delicious together. Love this sandwich idea!

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    Natalie @ Paper & Birch — August 12, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

    Ok that’s it, I have got to go buy a panini press for our stove top grill, this sandwich looks incredible! :)

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    Eileen — August 12, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    What a perfect combination! And lucky for us, the first really good fall apples are about to hit the stores. Yay!

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    Nichole — August 12, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    Sandwiches are basically my all time fave! This looks so so gooood

  9. 9

    John — August 13, 2014 @ 12:14 am

    I tried the Honey Land O Lakes Butter on my morning toast after you recommended it. SO GOOD! Next up – this sandwich!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — August 13, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

    I love this combination, and know our girls will, too. A perfect quick and tasty meal for weekday supper!

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    Stephanie — August 13, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    These photos are gorgeous! Can’t wait to make this one for my kiddos!

  12. 12

    Amy — August 14, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

    I bet the apple and cheddar play well together.

  13. 13

    Andrea — August 19, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    This was delicious and so easy!! Thanks!

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