This Grilled Cheese Club Sandwich Is Next-Level Delish

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This week, we're serving up a smoked turkey club panini that'll rival any diner's classic sandwich. Here's our recipe that serves four.
8 slices bacon
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, rinsed, patted dry, and minced, plus 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato oil
1/3 cup mayonnaise
8 slices thick-cut, crusty bread
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli Swiss cheese
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli smoked turkey
2 cups baby arugula
1. Arrange bacon in single layer on paper towel-lined plate. Cover with paper towels and microwave until crisp, about five minutes. Combine sun-dried tomatoes and mayonnaise in small bowl.
2. Brush sun-dried tomato oil over one side of bread. Place bread, oil side down, on cutting board. Spread each slice with flavored mayonnaise. Layer half of cheese on four slices bread, then top with turkey, bacon, arugula, and remaining cheese. Top with remaining bread, oil side up.
3. Heat grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium heat for one minute. Place two sandwiches in pan and weight with Dutch oven. Cook sandwiches until golden brown and cheese is melted, about five minutes per side. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Serve.

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