College kids are always looking for a way to cook up a fast meal. By now, pasta with jarred tomato sauce and scrambled eggs are probably beyond boring, maybe even a little loathsome. Do it up with a quick sammie instead — this one will get you out the door just as fast as stirring Prego into your nightly noodles.

Roast Beef Sandwich with Pesto


Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

2 slices white bread
6 slices roast beef
2 slices pepper-jack or provolone cheese
2 tablespoons pesto
Handful of arugula (optional)

1. Heat pan to medium heat.
2. Toast bread in pan, then flip.
3. Top toasted side of bread with cheese.
4. Heat roast beef for 1 minute in pan next to sandwich (no oil necessary).
5. Stack roast beef over melted cheese and top with pesto, and arugula if using.
6. Close sandwich, cut in half and serve.


Make your own pesto

Start with a base:

½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Then customize:

½ cup toasted walnuts
1 cup sage
1 cup parsley

2 cups cilantro
¼ cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons
lime juice

1 ½ cups basil
½ cup grated Parmesan
cup toasted walnuts
2 sun-dried tomatoes

4 cups mint
cup almonds