24 Hearty Sandwiches to Keep You Warm This Winter

Try one of these satisfying sandwiches for lunch and take the chill off
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Coleslaw

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24 Hearty Sandwiches to Keep You Warm This Winter

24 Hearty Sandwiches to Keep You Warm This Winter

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Whether you prefer a simple sandwich, a panini, a hoagie (aka a sub or a hero), or a towering creation worthy of Dagwood, these choices all have one thing in common: they include delicious ingredient combinations in between two perfect pieces of bread. To keep your tummy full and satisfied, we’ve brought together 24 of our most incredible sandwich recipes, likely to make lunch your new favorite meal. 

Apricot and Brie Grilled Sandwich

Apricot and Brie Grilled Sandwich

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This sandwich has all the flavors we love in a baked Brie appetizer, but it’s on toasted soft challah bread. Fruity apricot preserves combine perfectly with the savory melted brie for a fantastic lunch.

Click here for the Apricot and Brie Grilled Sandwich recipe.

Artichoke and Olive Tapenade Sandwich

Artichoke and Olive Tapenade Sandwich

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It's often hard to make vegetarian sandwiches feel hearty, but the savory flavors here create a warm, filling sandwich for any season. The key to this sandwich is good ingredients. Finding high-quality olives, ripe and flavorful tomatoes, and fresh bread are essential for this recipe. — Ali Rosen

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Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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The sizzling bacon and melted mozzarella combine to make a crunchy and salty grilled cheese. Slather sweet fig jam on the brioche bread for an added burst of flavor.

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Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

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Barbecue has a natural way of warming your body up with sweet, savory meat all under a perfectly toasted bun. Chicken, green peppers, onion, and celery combine with sweet, smoky barbecue sauce for a satisfying bite in this hearty sandwich. 

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Buffalo Chicken Panini

Buffalo Chicken Panini

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This meal combines spicy Buffalo chicken with crumbled blue cheese for a steamy lunch or dinner sandwich! Serve these bites at your next game-day party to get everyone in the team spirit.

Click here for the Buffalo Chicken Panini recipe.

Greek Sandwich Bites

Greek Sandwich Bites

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This vegetarian sandwich is the perfect Greek-inspired lunch or appetizer. With creamy feta, pine nuts, and fresh spinach, this grilled panini takes us on a quick trip to the Greek isles.

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Grilled Asparagus and Prosciutto Panini

Grilled Asparagus and Prosciutto Panini

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Crispy blackened asparagus work perfectly with prosciutto and mozzarella in this warming panini.

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Healthy Egg White Scramble Sandwich

Healthy Egg White Scramble Sandwich

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Whoever decided eggs were a breakfast-only food was seriously mistaken. This hearty egg sandwich is topped off with spicy Tabasco and layers of mushrooms and zucchini to create a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Hot Brown Sandwiches

Hot Brown Sandwiches

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Layer roasted turkey with alfredo sauce, paprika, fresh tomatoes, and two slices of crispy bacon for a fantastic sandwich to satisfy your needs. This sandwich is an American classic that originated in Louisville, Kentucky

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Italian Breakfast Sandwich

Italian Breakfast Sandwich

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There’s a lot going on in this Italian sandwich, but it has great balance: The saltiness of the meat is offset by the sweetness of the basil and the creaminess of the egg and mozzarella. — Michael Symon

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Lamb Sandwiches

Lamb Sandwiches

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Here, the tender, tasty lamb meat contrasts with the toasted bread and the crunchy, moist celery root salad. It’s important to place a lettuce leaf on either side of the lamb and celery root salad to keep the bread from getting soggy. Serve these sandwiches with some crispy gherkins and a glass of good ale. — Geoffrey Zakarian

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Lobster BLT Sandwiches

Lobster BLT Sandwiches

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Combining two of the greatest sandwiches of all time — the famous BLT and the buttery lobster roll — this one makes a splash in sandwich history. Buttery, juicy lobster sits on top of crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, and tomato for a perfectly executed sandwich.

Click here for the Lobster BLT Sandwiches recipe.

Meatball Sub

Meatball Sub

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The meatball sub is a classic comfort food for good reason. This recipe takes a French baguette and fills it with spicy homemade marinara sauce, classic juicy meatballs, and fresh mozzarella for an Italian masterpiece.

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Pepper Jack, Honey, and Ham Panini

Pepper Jack, Honey, and Ham Panini

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This simple panini pulls flavors from Black Forest ham, raw honey, and slices of spicy pepper jack cheese for an easy, incredible sandwich.

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Prosciutto, Arugula, and Tomato Sandwich

Prosciutto, Arugula, and Tomato Sandwich

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Here in the states we have the good old BLT sandwich, but in Italy, they serve a PAT instead — prosciutto, arugula, and tomato. This is just as easy to make, and if you're a fan of prosciutto, this sandwich is a real winner. – Vic Rallo

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Coleslaw

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Coleslaw

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Few things can beat a juicy pulled pork sandwich smothered in sweet barbecue sauce. This variation tops off the sweet and spicy flavors of the sandwich with creamy and fresh homemade coleslaw for a crisp aftertaste that we can’t get enough of!

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Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

Looking for something a bit healthier that still captures the flavor of your pulled pork sandwich? Try this sandwich that uses turkey and a homemade sweet Worcestershire, brown sugar, and tomato sauce to satisfy those comfort food cravings.

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A Really Good Cuban Sandwich

A Really Good Cuban Sandwich

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As we learned in the movie Chef, not all Cubanos are created equal. This recipe takes a twist on the traditional sandwich by serving it on buttery challah bread, substituting Gouda and Gruyère for Swiss cheese, spreading it with mustard, topping it off with dill pickles and thick slices of pork and ham for an unbeatable panini.

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Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwich

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This hot American sandwich is truly a classic recipe with corned beef, melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and creamy Russian or Thousand Island dressing all on fresh rye bread. You can make this into a Rachel Sandwich by substituting the pastrami for the corned beef, and serve both of them at your next luncheon. 

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Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwich

Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwich

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This succulent, savory sandwich cooks in the slow-cooker all day for an impressive dinner. The chuck roast is practically falling apart after it is cooked in a wide variety of spices and a red wine vinegar sauce. Don’t forget to dip your sandwich in the au jus!

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The Smoky: Grilled Cheese with Smoked Cheddar, Ham, and Bacon

The Smoky: Grilled Cheese with Smoked Cheddar, Ham, and Bacon

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This sharper grilled cheese uses smoked Cheddar to give it incredible flavors that melt perfectly on top of ham and strips of bacon. Pair this warming sandwich with a homemade tomato soup on any cold winter’s day.

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Sopressata Mini Sandwiches

Sopressata Mini Sandwiches

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A toasted sopressata sandwich is a simple Italian sandwich that uses thick slices of sopressata, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and olive oil for a fantastic starter or lunch dish!

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Tangy Chicken Sandwiches

Tangy Chicken Sandwiches

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Louisiana-style hot sauce tops off these loaded chicken sandwiches. With blue cheese, bacon, and colby cheese, these chicken burgers have an overload of delicious flavors perfect for a satisfying dinner.

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Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt

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Warm tuna melts are classic sandwiches that instantly warm up your chilly bones. With melted Cheddar cheese over fresh homemade tuna salad, these sandwiches will remind you of the ones Mom used to make!

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