Sandwiches don’t have to be boring or blasé – tasty and creative sandwich combinations abound; you only have to be willing to put down the peanut butter and jelly. In this list of the best sandwich recipes, we detail 20 delicious sandwich recipes.
Some of the recipes are classic, well- executed sandwiches, while others are fun and inventive. Many of the sandwiches can also easily be prepared ahead of time, making them the perfect food for parties or busy families.
Take a look through our picks for inspiration (and a sudden craving for sandwiches!), and while you are at it, peruse our list of the best grill recipes or our list of the best dessert recipes for even more inspiration.
Cooked low and slow, this Cuban sandwich is simple and delicious. The included crispy roast pork recipe makes the sandwich, and the ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and yellow mustard only enhance the pork’s flavor. The crispy roast pork can also be used in a variety of applications, so make a lot, and use it for sandwiches and more.
This classic party sandwich is a breeze to make and will satisfy even the most discerning of party goers. The King’s Hawaiian Roll ham sandwiches also freeze well, making them a nice dish to make ahead of when needed. In addition to Hawaiian rolls and ham, be sure to have butter, onion, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce on hand when you make these delicious sandwiches.
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner this sweet sandwich is comfort food at its finest. Sandwiched between slightly crisp French Toast, the decadent chocolate peanut butter and bananas will have you calling for seconds (and thirds!). For a twist on the typical peanut butter based sandwich, give this one a try!
These Easy French Dip Sandwiches are perfect for busy weeknights. The au jus has just the right consistency and flavor and is ideal for dipping. Store bought deli roast beef means the sandwich is easy to whip up in a hurry, so give this a try next time you are strapped for time.
Two sandwiches in one! Spicy jalapeno poppers are paired with the traditional turkey sandwich, making the end result even better than the originals. Rolls are filled with cream cheese, turkey, cheese, bacon, and jalapenos and then baked with melted butter and a panko breadcrumb topping. Pure perfection!
If you are trying to cut back on your meat intake, or just love vegetables, this is the sandwich for you. Start with seeded wheat bread and your choice of spread (we recommend aioli) and then add cheese, avocado, cucumber, tomato, and sprouts. For once, a sandwich that is as tasty as it is healthy!
Why eat out when you can recreate the same for cheaper? This Copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille Sandwich is super simple to make and is great paired with a warm soup. Warm lunchmeat, bacon, and BBQ sauce elevate this sandwich to one that you are sure to have on the repeat list.
A favorite with kids (and those young at heart), this Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich is a great throw it in the crockpot and forget about it kind of meal. Cream cheese, bacon, and ranch dressing mix smother the chicken which is cooked on low for 6-8 hours. After it is cooked, just shred the chicken mixture and enjoy on your choice of bread.
With freshly baked garlic knots made from refrigerated pizza dough, this Garlic Knot Chicken Parmesan Sandwich will be a hit with friends and family. While a bit more work goes into making this sandwich, the crispy, breaded chicken and the buttery, garlicky bread hit all the right notes. Make this sandwich next time you are craving something with garlic.
Pickle lovers, this is your sandwich. Piled high with lettuce and dill pickles, the Panko breaded chicken in this sandwich can be baked or fried. Add in the creamy Greek Yogurt Ranch sauce, and you have a relatively healthy chicken sandwich that is perfect for lunch or dinner.
A great family meal, this Chicken Stuffed French Bread is loaded with shredded chicken, ranch dressing, green onion, and lots of cheese. Just slice a loaf of French bread in half lengthwise and evenly spread the chicken mixture on one half and top with the other half. After a quick 10 minute bake in the oven, the crowd sized sandwich is ready to eat!
Another great copycat recipe, this recipe is an Arby’s Beef N’ Cheddar knockoff. Fluffy onion buns with a homemade sauce (or ready-made Catalina dressing), thinly sliced roast beef, and of course cheese sauce round out the ingredients for this much-loved sandwich. You may even like this homemade version better than the original!
Inexpensive, easy to make, quick, warm, and delicious – grilled cheese sandwiches are popular for a good reason. In this basil and mozzarella grilled cheese recipe, the classic grilled cheese is kicked up a notch with the addition of homemade basil spinach pesto. Make a big jar of the pesto, and you can eat these basil and mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches every day of the week!
This sirloin steak sandwich with horseradish sauce recipe is exceptional. The meat is tender but has a nice crust, and the horseradish sauce with the crunchy sweet onions makes each bite better than the next. And, if you have leftover meat, you could easily make French dip sandwiches or any other dish that calls for steak.
Panera is known for having tasty sandwiches, especially their tuna salad sandwich. Thankfully, with this copycat recipe, you can enjoy a very close replica without ever leaving your home. The ‘secret’ ingredients are Dijon mustard and honey wheat bread, so make sure these ingredients are on hand.
Sweet, spicy, and smoky, this Hawaiian BBQ pulled chicken sandwich recipe is full of flavor. Rotisserie chicken can easily be used in this recipe, and the addition of garlic, BBQ sauce, pineapple juice, and sweet onions ensures that this sandwich is anything but run of the mill.
Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this Monte Cristo sandwich is the perfect decadent sandwich. Made of ham and cheese with a bit of mustard and mayo, the Monte Cristo is dipped in egg and cooked like French toast. For a nice sweet and savory combination, try serving the Monte Cristo with preserves or powdered sugar.
This Philly cheese steak sandwich is all about the meat – the skirt steak is frozen and then shaved into small pieces prior to cooking. Cheese and optional sautéed peppers and onions round out the sandwich’s insides. These sandwiches can also be wrapped in foil and kept warm in the oven until you are ready to eat, making them an ideal sandwich for large crowds.
Think turkey BLT meets grilled cheese with the addition of delicious avocado and basil, and you have this easy to make, delicious, and filling sandwich. Great any time of the year, this turkey, bacon, and avocado grilled cheese sandwich is especially nice in the summer because you can enjoy a warm meal without heating up the oven.
Whether you have holiday leftovers or enjoy the flavors of the holidays, this cranberry cream cheese turkey sandwich recipe is a recipe worth trying. Toasted bread spread with cream cheese, cranberry sauce, and red chili flakes is the perfect complement to the turkey, and the optional additions of lettuce, mustard, and mayo ensure that you have a flavorful sandwich with every bite.
Best Sandwich Recipes Conclusion
If creating this list best sandwich recipes has shown us anything, it is that not all sandwiches are created equal. Having the right combination of cheese, bread, meat, vegetables, etc. can make all the difference. Add in seasoning, heat, and sauces, and you are talking about a whole different ball game.
We hope that this list includes your next favorite sandwich, and we would love to hear your feedback on any of these great recipes below in the comments.