Turkey Sausage Panini

A healthy take on the patty melt.


  1. Preheat grill and panini press to medium heat.
  2. Form turkey sausage into 5 burgers. Place burgers on grill and cook for 3 minutes, rotate 90 degrees to form grill marks and cook for 3 minutes. Flip burgers and repeat, cook until internal temperature is 165°. Remove burgers and place on a platter lightly tented with foil.           
  3. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté onion until caramelized, about 8 minutes. Add red pepper and cook until softened, about 8 minutes.           
  4. Top 5 slices of bread evenly with hummus. Top each with onion and pepper, 1 slice of cheese, burger patty, 1 slice of cheese, and second piece of bread.
  5. Place 2 sandwiches in panini press, cook until bread is crispy and cheese is melted, approximately 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Cut sandwiches in half.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Jonathan,
ALDI Test Kitchen


19.5 ounces Fit & Active Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage, casing removed

1 tablespoon Carlini Pure Olive Oil

1 yellow onion, sliced

1 red pepper, sliced

10 slices L'oven Fresh 12 Grain Wide Pan Bread

10 ounces Little Salad Bar Red Pepper Topped Hummus

8 ounces Happy Farms Deli Sliced Mozzarella Cheese

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
35 minutes

Total Time:
50 minutes