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Roast Beef Pesto Sandwich

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Once this Roast Beef Pesto Sandwich on ciabatta topped with lean roast beef, pesto, and provolone hits the panini grill, it goes from take-out favorite to the ultimate grilled sandwich that is easy to make and perfect for get-togethers.

This Roast Beef Pesto Sandwich is the perfect meal to throw together on busy weeknights! cookingwithcurls.com

As you can see, this is where most of my day goes! Luckily, I have some tasty and quick dinners that I can put together in no time 🙂  Confession, this Roast Beef Pesto Panini is not originally my idea! Last summer Cassi and I were at Target and needed something fast for dinner. We bought a few different types of sandwiches, mine being roast beef with pesto on ciabatta. I took it home and quickly realized that this sandwich would be better warm. So I pulled out the panini grill and took it to the next level!

Target no longer sells this sandwich, so I started making my own.

How to make a Roast Beef Pesto Panini Sandwich

If using a loaf of ciabatta bread, slice into desired sized portions.

Slice each portion in half.

Spread bottom portion with pesto. Mix the pesto with mayonnaise if desired.

Place roast beef over pesto, then a layer of cheese.

Top with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.

Top with the second half of ciabatta.

Place in panini press/grill, or place in a cast iron skillet and weigh down with a second pan.

Cook until bread is toasted, and cheese is melted.

Serve with chips, green salad, or Italian Pasta Salad.

This Roast Beef Pesto Sandwich is the perfect, quick meal on busy nights! cookingwithcurls.com

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Basil pesto is a strong taste for me, so I mix in a little mayonnaise to make it creamier. I have listed it as optional in the recipe 🙂
  • My Italian Pasta Salad goes perfectly with this sandwich, hint hint!

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Enjoy!!

This Roast Beef Pesto Sandwich is the perfect meal to throw together on busy weeknights! cookingwithcurls.com

Roast Beef Pesto Panini

Medium-rare roast beef, provolone cheese, and basil pesto are sandwiched between two slices of ciabatta bread and melted to perfection in a panini grill!
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roast, beef, ciabatta, panini, recipe, basil, pesto, cheese, melt
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 551kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread or 4 rolls
  • 1 pound medium-rare roast beef
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • mayonnaise optional
  • lettuce tomato, onions

Instructions

  • If using a loaf of ciabatta bread, slice into desired sized portions.
  • Slice each portion in half.
  • Spread bottom portion with pesto. Mix the pesto with mayonnaise if desired.
  • Place roast beef over pesto, then layer with cheese.
  • Add the lettuce, tomato and onion slices.
  • Top with second half of cibatta bread.
  • Place in panini press/grill, or place in a cast iron skillet and weigh down with a second pan.
  • Cook until bread is toasted, and cheese is melted.
  • Serve with chips, green salad, or Italian Pasta Salad.

Notes

  • Basil pesto is a strong taste for me, so I mix in a little mayonnaise to make it creamier.  I have listed it as optional in the recipe.
  • My Italian Pasta Salad goes perfectly with this sandwich, hint hint!

Nutrition

Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 2648mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 51.1mg | Calcium: 554mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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15 Comments

  1. I PREFER to follow food blogs by email. They get routed right into their own folder that I can browse when I want. My poor FB page is a jumble of family, friends, blogs and businesses that I try to keep up on.

    And I can REALLY get lost wandering around Pinterest for HOURS! LOVE that site.

  2. Love me a good roast beef sandwich! This looks wonderful… but I’m not a huge basil pesto fan. Imagining a horseradish/avocado mayo perhaps?

    And social media is such a time-sucker isn’t it?

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  3. I use Bloglovin to keep up with the blogs I am following (and now like it better than Google Reader), Pinterest to help people look easily at my themed link ups. I can’t get my head around Google+ and to be honest after what Google did with Google Reader I don’t want to be more dependent on them – it’s bad enough to be on Blogger with them. Cheers

  4. I get used to one type of media then they introduce another. It is so hard to keep up. I just do what I can and wing it. lol

  5. This looks delicious and quite decadent for a quick meal! Yum!! I just signed up with Bloglovin. I’m intrigued by Goggle + too. Darn work gets in the way of my fun blogging time 🙂

  6. I sometimes feel that social media is my life. So much to do and keep track of as a blogger! But it does help me discover new blogs like yours.

    That sandwich is making me drool. Love pesto and roast beef, but I’ve never paired them. I must remedy that soon.

    Pinning this and planning to make it soon.

  7. Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday to let you know your Roast Beef Panini caught my eye right off. I love roast beef sandwiches and it looks delicious.This is definitely a going to make. I love the addition of pesto and your Italian Salad looks good as well. Love for you to stop by the Thursday BBQ Block party and share some of your delicious recipes!
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

  8. Sandwiches are a favorite in our house during the summer – they’re quick and easy and generally don’t heat up the kitchen 🙂 This sounds great, Lisa!

  9. WHOA DARLIN’! Now that is a roast beef sandwich I’d happily devour! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  10. Oh that sandwich looks so yummy! I love ciabatta bread, but only seem to have it when I’m out. I’ll need to remember to pick some up the next time I go shopping.
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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