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

Sticky Sweet Chilli Turkey KebabsMini Turkey KievsSlow Cooker Turkey LasagneTomato turkey bakeTurkey Koftas with Cous Cous and TzatzikiTurkey Thair curryJerk turkey pizzaTurkey and Apricot BurgersSpring Turkey Pot PiesTurkey RisottoRoast Turkey MufalettaSichuan Pepper Turkey Noodles with Wild GarlicTurkey, tomato and pesto open puff pastry tartItalian Rice with TurkeyCaramelised turkey with chinese coleslawTurkey WellingtonTurkey PieBaked turkey spring rollsTurkey Ham and Thyme PieTurkey and pesto french bread pizzaRice Crispie TurkeyTurkey pie with crushed roast potato toppingTurkey BurgersTurkey a la KingJubilee TurkeyTurkey and Stilton with Apricot and Cranberry Filo ParcelsTurkey alla cacciatoreTurkey and sweet potato curryTurkey GoulashTurkey Korma WhirlsTurkey and Coriander Stir FryTurkey and Peppadew FrittataTurkey CalzoneMini Muffin Turkey and Red Onion Barbecue PizzaTurkey RoastTurkey skewers with flatbread & cornFruity Turkey KebabsTurkey and Cauliflower BakeTurkey ChilliSlow Cooked Turkey PieTurkey and Peppadew Macaroni CheeseTurkey keftedes, mint sauce and tabboulehTurkey JambalayaCitrus Turkey SaladLemon Turkey Pappadelle PastaIndian Spiced MeatballsTurkey picnic rollsTurkey salad with honey mustard dressingTurkey and Tomato BakeWarm mexican turkey saladCoronation turkey picnic rollsLeftover turkey hoisin sauce wrapsLeftover Turkey and Vegetable CasseroleTurkey Kebabs with TabboulehRed Thai Turkey PizzaMum's Turkey MeatballsTurkey, Brie and Cranberry Parcels with Winter SlawTurkey kebabs - Two waysTurkey and Broccoli QuicheDiced Turkey with Chorizo and ChickpeasTurkey JubileeBaked turkey and stuffing picnic balls with tomato dipping sauceGreen Thai curry for the slow cookerTurkey Tortilla WrapsSichuan Turkey Mapo TofuTurkey MeatloafTurkey & mediterranean veg pastaItalian Mini Turkey BurgersTurkey Piri Piri SaladLeftover Turkey CurryLemon and pesto gnocchi with turkeyTurkey Stir Fry with Sticky Orange SauceTurkey Red Pepper BurgersTurkey curry shepherds pieLime Turkey QuesadillasTurkey and chestnut pilafQuick and Easy Turkey MeatballsTurkey and sage lumiconiMexican Shredded Turkey MoleTurkey Bubble and Squeak PattiesThai turkey burgersTurkey CurryTurkey Breast Stew with Flageolet BeansTurkey EnchiladasTurkey Chilli Con CarneRosti Topped Turkey PieThai style turkey saladTurkey, Stuffing and Cranberry PiesTurkey pinwheel pops and Nutella jar saladTurkey and Bacon LasagneThai Style BitesSpiced Turkey Burgers with Avocado RelishTurkey stir fryTurkey PithivierZingy KievTurkey FajitasSmokey turkey pizzaTurkey, banana and apricot burgersTurkey LasagneChilli turkey ciabattaTurkey Bolognese with Fresh Basil & Mozzarella PearlsMoroccan Turkey Steak with Fresh CorianderHealthy Turkey Caesar SaladButternut Squash and Turkey GoulashTurkey SoupTurkey Soup with Vegetables and HerbsChargrilled turkey and nectarine saladTurkey MeatballsTurkey and Coconut KormaTurkey BourguignonOjo's easy turkey chilliChinese Turkey with Chillies and Basil20 Minute Turkey Stir FryThree Cup TurkeyTurkey Thigh Joint with CiderCouscous with Turkey and Peppadew PeppersCrispy Sesame Turkey Salad with Orange Honey DressingThai Turkey Lettuce WrapsCheesy Turkey FingersTriple Turkey Balls LasagneTurkey Spaghetti BologneseBarbecue Turkey PizzaMediterranean Stuffed Turkey ParcelsTurkey FrittataSlow Cooked BBQ Pulled TurkeyLeftover Christmas dinner pizzaRigatoni and Turkey MeatballsAsian turkey picnic wrapsTurkey and Leek Meatballs with Tomato TagliatelleTurkey MoussakaKids' Turkey CurryMan-Size Turkey Caesar SaladQuick turkey kievTurkey and Ham PieTurkey and cous cous stuffed marrowsTurkey KebabsTurkey Asparagus Impossible QuicheLean BBQ BurgersTurkey Cottage PieSweet and Sour TurkeyTurkey Parcels - Two WaysChinese Style Turkey Mince Stir FryTurkey Ham and Mushroom Pasta BakeTurkey and cheesey courgette meatballsTurkey Conchiglie BologneseMoroccan Style Turkey with Ras-El-HanoutChristmas PieTurkey Ham Citrus SaladOne Pot Herby Turkey and RiceTurkey Pasta BakeCheesy Turkey RouladeTurkey CasseroleTurkey stroganoff with soured creamTurkey WellingtonSweet and sour turkey noodlesJerky TurkeyTurkey spring rolls with cranberry dipping saucePissaladiere with Turkey and Peppadew peppersTurkey and Bacon Subs with Sweetcorn RelishTurkey with Mushrooms and Cranberry

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!