Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Combine mayonnaise and pesto in a bowl, stirring well.

Step 3

Arrange bread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil bread 2 minutes or until toasted. Turn bread over; place 1 cheese slice on each of 4 bread slices. Broil 1 minute or until cheese is bubbly. Spread about 2 teaspoons pesto mixture over each cheese-topped bread slice. Arrange 1/4 cup arugula and 2 tomato slices over pesto mixture; sprinkle tomato slices evenly with pepper and salt. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons of remaining pesto mixture evenly over one side of each remaining bread slice; place 1 slice, pesto-side down, on top of each sandwich.

Ratings & Reviews


January 19, 2017
Have made this many times and it is always a hit.  We add bacon sometimes.  Super easy too.

cheeapet99's Review

September 09, 2012
This was a great, quick recipe for dinner, however we made several substitutions. We used some ciabatta bread we had on hand instead of sourdough, but I think the sourdough would have been better. We also use some fresh spinach in place of the arugula and shredded mozzarella in place of the provolone. I wanted to eat two, but restrained myself. Pretty darn tasty and might try it again with the proper ingredients next time. Might even try adding some bacon... :)

Mleigh's Review

April 14, 2011
Yum! Cheesy, gooey, very flavorful, and very satisfying. Served mine with tomato soup on a windy, cold, wet Spring night.

brennaeg's Review

April 06, 2011
This is amazing. Love it! I used mixed baby greens and added turkey. A keeper!

hawaii101's Review

December 28, 2009
This is a great sandwich for entertaining during lunch. Make sure you broil on low.

zardja's Review

October 06, 2009

cheddar's Review

September 28, 2009
We loved this recipe! Very easy and delicious weeknight dinner, quick to have on the table after work. We have made twice already and will again. I followed recipe exactly and my husband added bacon to his. Both were great.

KaraZ63's Review

September 18, 2009
This was very tasty and super easy. I made it for my Cooking Light group and it was well received. I will definitely keep this one when looking for something tasty and quick.

Lovetocreate's Review

September 14, 2009
Absolutely delicious! Easy to prepare for a quick lunch (one dish meal). The crunchiness of the toasted sourdough bread adds a great texture to the complimentary tastes of the bitter arugala, juicy acidic tomato (I used homegrown from our garden - extra yummy!), smooth provolone and herbed pesto mayo. A definite keeper & palate pleaser!

mrsp0405's Review

September 04, 2009