Turkey Pan Bagnat
This recipe was sent to us by Filipa, one of our online blogger mums. Her challenge was to cook a picnic meal using turkey. Here's what she thought:
Gourmet Mum
What we thought:
The kids loved it and my husband thought it was fantastic. It fed the four of us with leftovers for lunch the next day. 
Essential Ingredient:
Turkey Steaks
1 tablespoon olive oil for frying (plus extra for coating the bread)

400g fresh turkey steaks

1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning (or turkey seasoning of your choice)

Crusty un-sliced loaf weighing around 500g

35g rocket or watercress, washed and dried

250g roasted red peppers from a jar, drained and patted dry

100g cherry tomatoes, halved and cut side patted dry

4 spring onions, washed and dried, topped and tailed

125g mozzarella, thinly sliced and patted dry (optional)

Good handful of fresh basil, washed and dried (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

To serve:
Serve with all your picnic favourites.
This is very robust and portable, all you need to do is cut it into slices when it's picnic time.
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large shallow pan and fry the turkey steaks for around 2-3 minutes on each side over a medium heat until they are cooked through. Season the turkey steaks with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning while they are cooking. Remove the turkey from the pan and leave to cool.
  2. Using a sharp serrated knife, slice the top off your loaf and put to one side. Carefully pull away the soft bread from the inside of the loaf to hollow it out leaving a 1cm crust. Rub the inside of the loaf with around 2 tablespoons of olive oil to help seal it and prevent it getting soggy.
  3. One by one, evenly layer the sandwich ingredients inside the loaf. There’s no set way of doing this, but a first and final layer of salad should help prevent the bread becoming soggy. It’s also good to think about the layers of colours and a little seasoning too. Start with a thin layer of salad, followed by a layer of roasted red peppers, then a layer of turkey steaks (it may be necessary to cut them to ensure a snug and even fit) then another layer of salad along with the spring onions laid in parallel, then another layer of roasted red peppers followed by another layer of turkey followed by mozzarella cheese (optional), then a layer of cherry tomatoes, placed cut side down, and a final layer of salad and/or basil leaves (optional).
  4. Place the cut top back on the loaf and press down firmly. Wrap the whole loaf tightly in three layers of cling film and keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours until needed. To serve, use a sharp serrated knife to cut the loaf into slices or wedges.
View other All recipes

Turkey GoulashTurkey Pasta BakeTurkey Thigh Joint with CiderSichuan Turkey Mapo TofuTurkey keftedes, mint sauce and tabboulehDiced Turkey with Chorizo and ChickpeasTurkey pie with crushed roast potato toppingTurkey curry shepherds pieTurkey Ham and Thyme PieButternut Squash and Turkey GoulashIndian Spiced MeatballsTurkey FajitasThai Style BitesTurkey and Tomato BakeChargrilled turkey and nectarine saladTurkey and Ham PieTurkey and Peppadew Macaroni CheeseCoronation turkey picnic rollsTurkey salad with honey mustard dressingTurkey Meatballs20 Minute Turkey Stir FryTurkey, tomato and pesto open puff pastry tartLemon and pesto gnocchi with turkeyJerk turkey pizzaTurkey Tortilla WrapsMoroccan Style Turkey with Ras-El-HanoutRigatoni and Turkey MeatballsRosti Topped Turkey PieTurkey Piri Piri SaladChilli turkey ciabattaTurkey Bolognese with Fresh Basil & Mozzarella PearlsTurkey BourguignonQuick and Easy Turkey MeatballsTurkey FrittataLemon Turkey Pappadelle PastaAsian turkey picnic wrapsTurkey Chilli Con CarneCheesy Turkey FingersBarbecue Turkey PizzaOjo's easy turkey chilliJerky TurkeyTurkey and Stilton with Apricot and Cranberry Filo ParcelsWarm mexican turkey saladTurkey Cottage PieTurkey Breast Stew with Flageolet BeansTurkey and Bacon LasagneTurkey Asparagus Impossible QuicheSweet and Sour TurkeyTurkey CalzoneSmokey turkey pizzaTurkey and Broccoli QuicheThai Turkey Lettuce WrapsTurkey Ham and Mushroom Pasta BakeThai turkey burgersTurkey & mediterranean veg pastaMan-Size Turkey Caesar SaladLeftover Christmas dinner pizzaCrispy Sesame Turkey Salad with Orange Honey DressingTurkey SoupOne Pot Herby Turkey and RiceTurkey CurryTurkey Thair curryTurkey and Leek Meatballs with Tomato TagliatelleLean BBQ BurgersTurkey Red Pepper BurgersTriple Turkey Balls LasagneTurkey pinwheel pops and Nutella jar saladTurkey WellingtonTurkey and Coriander Stir FryTurkey WellingtonTurkey MeatloafLeftover Turkey CurrySweet and sour turkey noodlesTurkey with Mushrooms and CranberryChristmas PieQuick turkey kievTurkey and Bacon Subs with Sweetcorn RelishThree Cup TurkeyMini Turkey KievsBaked turkey and stuffing picnic balls with tomato dipping sauceTurkey Spaghetti BologneseTurkey MoussakaSlow Cooker Turkey LasagneTurkey PithivierTurkey PieTurkey Kebabs with TabboulehTurkey and sweet potato curryTurkey Parcels - Two WaysTurkey Korma WhirlsItalian Rice with TurkeySpring Turkey Pot PiesTurkey skewers with flatbread & cornSlow Cooked Turkey PieCitrus Turkey SaladCaramelised turkey with chinese coleslawTurkey and Cauliflower BakeSpiced Turkey Burgers with Avocado RelishChinese Turkey with Chillies and BasilChinese Style Turkey Mince Stir FryTurkey LasagneMexican Shredded Turkey MoleTurkey BurgersTurkey Koftas with Cous Cous and TzatzikiLime Turkey QuesadillasRice Crispie TurkeyTurkey ChilliZingy KievTurkey a la KingTurkey and pesto french bread pizzaTurkey stroganoff with soured creamCheesy Turkey RouladeSticky Sweet Chilli Turkey KebabsTurkey JambalayaMum's Turkey MeatballsTomato turkey bakeSichuan Pepper Turkey Noodles with Wild GarlicMediterranean Stuffed Turkey ParcelsTurkey, banana and apricot burgersTurkey, Stuffing and Cranberry PiesTurkey KebabsTurkey stir fryCouscous with Turkey and Peppadew PeppersThai style turkey saladTurkey, Brie and Cranberry Parcels with Winter SlawTurkey and chestnut pilafTurkey RoastTurkey Soup with Vegetables and HerbsTurkey JubileeLeftover Turkey and Vegetable CasseroleKids' Turkey CurryTurkey spring rolls with cranberry dipping sauceRed Thai Turkey PizzaTurkey kebabs - Two waysHealthy Turkey Caesar SaladMini Muffin Turkey and Red Onion Barbecue PizzaTurkey Conchiglie BologneseJubilee TurkeyItalian Mini Turkey BurgersMoroccan Turkey Steak with Fresh CorianderBaked turkey spring rollsRoast Turkey MufalettaTurkey Ham Citrus SaladTurkey and Apricot BurgersTurkey and cheesey courgette meatballsTurkey and cous cous stuffed marrowsTurkey and Coconut KormaTurkey CasseroleLeftover turkey hoisin sauce wrapsFruity Turkey KebabsPissaladiere with Turkey and Peppadew peppersTurkey Stir Fry with Sticky Orange SauceTurkey Bubble and Squeak PattiesGreen Thai curry for the slow cookerTurkey and Peppadew FrittataTurkey picnic rollsTurkey and sage lumiconiTurkey RisottoTurkey EnchiladasTurkey alla cacciatoreSlow Cooked BBQ Pulled Turkey

Add new comment

Choose your star rating:


CLOSE Choose your star rating

CLOSE Send this page to a friend
Your Friend's Name
Your Friend's Email
Your Name
Your email address
Article link
Your message
CLOSE Send me ingredients list
Your Name
Your email address

Welcome to LeanOnTurkey.co.uk

Welcome to the home of great turkey recipes. Lean on turkey gives you some
fantastic recipe ideas whether you want a quick fix weekday favourite or inspiring
meals to tempt your taste buds, it’s all here!