Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich

6 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 11 Comments

This is the grilled updated version of a sandwich I made earlier this year. I know not everyone is a fruit and meat person, but I’m just REALLY into the pear/turkey combo as evident by my latest burger creation.

I’ve made a variation of this sandwich 3 times this week and settled on this combination…

Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich - ingredients

The spicy bite of mustard with the sweet pear, melted creamy cheese, and a hint of rosemary is awesome! It’s a cinch to prepare and weighing in at only around 250 calories it’s a great light lunch, even when paired with a soup or salad.

Pressed Pear Turkey SandwichHere’s how I made it using my George Forman grill (GFG) as a panini press again.

  • 1 whole grain sandwich thin
  • 1-2 tsp of whole grain mustard
  • 1 Mini Babybel Light
  • 2 oz of deli turkey
  • 4-5 slices of a ripe pear
  • Handful of Baby Spinach
  • 1-2 pinches of dried rosemary

Preheat the George Foreman or your panini press.

Smear the mustard on the thin and top with half of the cheese.

To cut the Babybel, stand the cheese on its side and cut through the circle forming 2 halves that are also circles.

Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich - step 1

This works great with the round bread when melting!

Add the cheese to the center of the thin.

Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich - step 2

Slice the pear more on the thin side.

Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich - step 3

Top the sandwich with the turkey, pear, spinach, the other half of the cheese, the rosemary and the top of the bread.

Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich - step 4

Place on the grill and close. Remember you have to compensate as the GFG will squish forward.

Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich - step 5

Grill for 2 minutes then rotate the sandwich (only on GFG) and grill for 2 more minutes making sure it cooks evenly.

Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich - step 6


Pressed Pear Turkey Sandwich - Finished!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire sandwich
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
250 6g 7g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
9g 2g 30g 23g

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See other recipes using: laughing cow cheese, mustard, pear, rosemary, turkey

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    November 5, 2011

    Looks great!


    November 6, 2011

    YUM! looks great!


    November 6, 2011

    Looks wonderful. I did a similar combo last week but used a wedge of Laughing Cow and mixed fig jam with the mustard but didn't add the spinach...didn't think of that, thanks for the suggestion, can't wait to try it!!


    November 6, 2011

    Do you have an option to retweet this and other recipes?


    November 7, 2011

    Hi Roni, this looks DELICIOUS! Is there a way to do it w/o using the George Foreman grill? Colleen

    Living the sweet life

    November 7, 2011

    How ironic - I had the exact same sandwich this weekend!! It is absolutely delicious - - and grilling it, it takes it from being just delicious to creamy and amazing :)


    November 7, 2011

    Colleen - I don't see why you can't do it in a skillet. You'll just have to flip. Press it down while cooking with a heavy pot or a kettle.


    November 7, 2011

    Ashley - There is now! Look at the top and bottom of the post. Do you mind testing it for me? :)


    November 8, 2011

    yayy! it works. thank you :) I made this for dinner last night & the dessert hummus for dessert the night before- so yum!


    December 8, 2012

    You have awesome recipes.. love this o


    April 4, 2013

    This was so yummy!! I love all your ideas!