60 Super Sandwiches That Make Lunchtime Anything But Boring
Sandwiches are universally loved. They can be as simple as a classic tomato sandwich and as complex as the best po’boys in the world. The power of a good sandwich lies not in the ingredients but the memory. You couldn’t forget those egg salad tea sandwiches Gran always served at luncheons, or the homemade barbecue sandwiches from Dad’s summer cookouts, or the epic Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich that’s somehow better than the actual holiday meal. Sandwiches are everything food should be—simple, delicious, and connecting. Chips on a turkey sandwich at the beach? A must. Duke’s Mayonnaise on your BLT? Absolutely. Whatever your sandwich traditions, you’re sure to find some new ones right here with our favorite sandwich recipes. Whether you’re looking to get fancy with a company-ready sandwich, or you need something new to throw in the kids’ lunchboxes this week, these sandwich recipes truly do it all. Sometimes the most delicious recipes are right between two slices of bread.
The SL BLT
Recipe: The SL BLT
Punch up store-bought mayonnaise with these flavor-boosting ideas: For extra tang and heat, zest a small lemon and grind lots of black pepper into the mayo. For a hint of green, chop a small handful of tender herbs—parsley, basil, tarragon, dill—and fold them into the mayo.
Chicken and Fontina Panini
Recipe: Chicken and Fontina Panini
Crusty on the outside, gooey on the inside, this sandwich requires little effort and makes a satisfying lunch or light dinner. You can make hot sandwiches with two heavy cast-iron skillets—no panini press required. While you're cooking a sandwich in one skillet, heat the second one on a separate burner. Once hot, place the second skillet on top of the sandwich for 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat on the flip side, cooking for 1 to 2 minutes more.
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Recipe: The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Use mayonnaise instead of butter for added flavor and to keep the bread from burning.
Barbecue Pork Sandwiches
Recipe: Barbecue Pork Sandwiches
Online User Comment:
"An easy recipe when preparing for guests. Prepare it in the morning and you're done! I've made this recipe twice now and it was a hit both times. I used the boneless pork loin, as they were on sale, and the sandwiches couldn't have been better. The first time I served the pork sandwiches with coleslaw and the second time my guests provided potluck salads and desserts. Very easy entertaining!"
Richard's Sloppy Joes
Recipe: Richard's Sloppy Joes
Online User Comment:
"I've made this several times and always get compliments! I have also made it for our Sunday Football at the Legion and when camping. If you like a bit of a kick, you can't go wrong. Everyone loves it!"
Slow-cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches
Egg Salad Sandwiches
Recipe: Egg Salad Sandwiches
We’ve been making this house-favorite on egg salad for almost two decades.
Turkey, Pesto, and Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich
Store-bought pesto and fresh mozzarella instantly dress up a classic turkey sandwich at lunchtime.
Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Recipe: Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Let the slow cooker do the work with this BBQ sandwich that makes use of a homemade Carolina-style vinegar sauce.
Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches
Recipe: Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches
This legendary Southern sandwich will simply never let us down.
Turkey, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyère Grilled Cheese
We’ll top just about anything with caramelized sweet onions, and this grilled cheese with turkey is an amazing place to start.
Grilled Shrimp Po'Boys with Quick Rémoulade Sauce
We swapped the traditional deep-fried version of this Cajun favorite for a lightened-up grilled version.
Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches
Tomato Tea Sandwiches
Recipe: Tomato Tea Sandwiches
The classic tomato sandwich you know and love gets the luncheon treatment with this mini version.
Turkey and Spinach Meatball Sandwiches
Lighten up your meatball hoagie a bit by swapping ground beef for turkey.
Crispy Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches
This incredible seafood sandwich makes the most of decadent soft-shell crab.
Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
Recipe: Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
Fire up the grill for budget-friendly pork tenderloin that still tastes decadent.
Recipe: Ham-and-Cheese Sliders
You’ll want to bake a double batch of these crowd-pleasing sandwiches.
Turkey and Pimiento Cheese Club Sandwich
Brisket Sandwich With Texas BBQ Sauce
Texas-style smoked brisket is a true Southern delicacy.
Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Make this old-school classic for an easy and fun dinner one night.
Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich
Recipe: Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich
These tasty sandwiches can be served warm or at room temperature, which makes them great for wrapping up and taking to tailgates or picnics.
Ham and Dijon Grilled Cheese
Recipe: Ham and Dijon Grilled Cheese
This croque monsieur-inspired sandwich swaps bechamel sauce for Dijon mustard for more zest.
Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches
Smoky Grilled BLTs
Recipe: Smoky Grilled BLTs
You won’t believe how much grilling a classic BLT amps up the flavor.
Salmon Bagel Sandwiches
Recipe: Salmon Bagel Sandwiches
With slow-cooked salmon and a homemade herby cream cheese mixture, this isn’t your average lox bagel.
Tangy Italian Beef Sandwiches
Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Bacon
How do you make almost any dish taste better? Add bacon.
Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise
This cute recipe shrinks the beloved BLT into a two-bite delight.