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Sandwich Recipes Better Than Mom Used to Make

Served with a side of nostalgia
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Sandwiches hold a special place in people’s hearts — they’re humble, easy to eat and, most importantly, delicious. Whether it’s called a tora, a Reuben or a po'boy, nearly every cuisine and culture has its own version of the childhood favorite. From a classic turkey sandwich to a delicious French dip, these 30 sandwich recipes are better than mom used to make.

Instant Pot French Dip

Instant Pot French Dip
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French dips feature tender beef that is paired with provolone cheese and served on a roll of your choice. This iconic game day recipe can be made in an Instant Pot, just toss the chuck roast in there and let it cook for about an hour.

For the Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Zesty Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Zesty Chicken Salad Sandwiches
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Chicken sandwiches are among some of the best sandwiches in the country, and this zesty chicken salad sandwich with pepperjack cheese and green chiles is no exception. Serve it on French bread and top with avocado.

For the Zesty Chicken Salad Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Vietnamese Banh Mi Burger with Sriracha Mayo

Vietnamese Banh Mi Burger with Sriracha Mayo
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Gone are the days of burgers topped with just lettuce, tomato and cheese. Recreate an iconic street food from home with this Vietnamese-inspired banh mi sandwich. It’s topped with homemade sriracha mayo, jalapenos and slaw.

For the Vietnamese Banh Mi Burger With Sriracha Mayo recipe, click here.

Fontina Grilled Cheese

Fontina Grilled Cheese
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This fontina grilled cheese sandwich is made with not one, not two, but three types of cheese. The gooey combination of monterey jack, sharp white cheddar and fontina cheese is perfect if you’re looking for a true comfort dish. Serve it alongside a big bowl of tomato soup.

For the Fontina Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.

Eggs Benedict Burger

Eggs Benedict Burger

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There are more than 100 different ways to cook an egg, and putting a poached one on top of a burger is one really good way. This eggs Benedict burger is made with Canadian bacon, an English muffin and one perfectly-cooked egg.

For the Eggs Benedict Burger recipe, click here.

Grilled Veggie Melt

Grilled Veggie Melt

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If you’re looking for great new vegetarian dinner recipes, this grilled veggie melt is something even meat lovers will crave. Onions, peppers and zucchini are cooked on the stove and seasoned generously before being topped with mozzarella cheese and placed on a ciabatta roll.

For the Grilled Veggie Melt recipe, click here.

Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich

Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich
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For an easy home-cooked meal, try this open-faced roast beef sandwich. Jarred gravy provides an easy shortcut and maximum flavor.

For the Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich recipe, click here.

Alaskan King Crab Gougère Sandwich

Alaskan King Crab Gougère Sandwich

This Alaskan king crab gougère sandwich will give some of America’s best seafood joints a run for their money. Crab meat is mixed with green onion, radish, carrots, cucumber and more before being added to gougere bread.

For the Alaskan King Crab Sandwich recipe, click here.

Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Grilling season is in full swing and if you’re looking for grilled chicken recipes perfect for summer, this Asian-inspired grilled chicken sandwich is for you. The marinade is made with soy sauce, sesame oil and minced ginger for maximum flavor.

For the Asian Grilled Chicken Sandwich recipe, click here.

Kid-Friendly Sloppy Joes

Kid-Friendly Sloppy Joes
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Sloppy Joes are one of those foods that come with a side of childhood nostalgia, which is why they’re perfect to make with your kids. The meal takes only 20 minutes to make and can be stored in the freezer and thawed at a later date.

For the Kid-Friendly Sloppy Joes recipe, click here.

Chicken Milanesa Tortas

Chicken Milanesa Tortas
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Chicken milanesa tortas are a Mexican dish you can make at home. A mayonnaise and chipotle pepper spread adds a little kick to this sandwich, which is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, onion and plenty of jalapenos.

For the Chicken Milanesa Tortas recipe, click here.

Pickles and Fruit Chutney Grilled Cheese

Pickles and Fruit Chutney Grilled Cheese
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Want to try one of the many creative spins on a classic grilled cheese sandwich? Then try making this pickle and fruit chutney grilled cheese. It may sound odd, but the combination of cornichons, tart fruit and aged cheddar takes this lunchtime staple to another level.

For the Pickles and Fruit Chutney Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich
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This pickle-brined fried chicken sandwich was inspired by some of the most famous fast food menu items of all time. Be sure to add mayo and pickles on the bottom of the bun and you’ll have one of the best copycat fast food meals in no time.

For the Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe, click here.

Kimchi Beyond Burgers

Kimchi Beyond Burgers
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If you’re looking to include some gut healthy foods in your lunchtime routine, try out these kimchi Beyond Burgers. The veggie patties are topped with homemade kimchi slaw, barbecue sauce and vegan chili garlic mayo.

For the Kimchi Beyond Burgers recipe, click here.

Balsamic, Mushroom and Onion Grilled Brie Cheese Sandwich

Balsamic, Mushroom and Onion Grilled Brie Cheese Sandwich
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This dynamic grilled cheese takes less than an hour to prepare and is made with sliced brie cheese, balsamic vinegar, mushrooms and just a few more ingredients.

For the Balsamic, Mushroom and Onion Grilled Brie Cheese Sandwich recipe, click here.

Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Sandwiches

Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Sandwiches
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The pesto-topped grilled halloumi and veggie sandwich is stuffed with halloumi cheese, mushrooms, zucchini and bell peppers. If you’re in the mood to get really creative, try baking your own bread at home to assemble the sandwich on.

For the Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders
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Pork shoulder roast is marinated in barbecue sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard and one can of Dr Pepper to make these pulled pork sliders. They can be served immediately or you can freeze the meat and save it for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

For the Pulled Pork Sliders recipes, click here.

Ultimate Leftover Turkey Panini

Ultimate Leftover Turkey Panini
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This decadent turkey panini can be made out of last night’s leftovers. All you’ll need to assemble the cheesy sandwich is cranberry sauce, roast turkey, arugula, cheddar cheese and pumpernickel bread.

For the Ultimate Leftover Turkey Panini recipe, click here.

Cajun Grilled Cheese

Cajun Grilled Cheese
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You don’t have to travel to Louisiana to try some Cajun-inspired recipes.The outside of this grilled cheese sandwich is brushed with mayonnaise and sprinkled with cajun seasoning, adding a nice kick to a classic sandwich.

For the Cajun Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.

Arrowhead Short Rib Melt

Arrowhead Short Rib Melt
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The meat in this short rib melt is shredded to perfection and topped with American cheese. When prepping, make sure to season the short rib generously — it’s one of those restaurant hacks every home cook should know.

For the Arrowhead Short Rib Melt recipe, click here.

Grilled Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

Grilled Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers
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All you’ll need in order to assemble this sandwich is pita bread, mediterranean chickpea burgers, a cucumber and the three-ingredient creamy harissa sauce. This recipe can be made vegan-friendly with just a few tweaks. 

For the Grilled Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers recipe, click here.

Sheet Pan Tuna Melt

Sheet Pan Tuna Melt
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Tuna melts may feel like a vintage recipe no one makes anymore, but this recipe will bring that classic back to modern life. Perfectly-seasoned tuna is spread over an English muffin and topped with lettuce, tomato and melted cheese.

For the Sheet Pan Tuna Melt recipe, click here.

Pelonas Poblanas

Pelonas Poblanas
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Pelonas are a Mexican dish you need to try. Pelona rolls are toasted and stuffed with hot shredded beef, refried beans and salsa.

For the Pelonas Poblanas recipe, click here.

Open-Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich

Open-Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich
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You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to have the holiday’s classic leftovers. This open-faced hot turkey sandwich is loaded with the classics: stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and turkey.

For the Open-Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich recipe, click here.

Sweet and Savory Apple Bacon Turkey Burger

Sweet and Savory Apple Bacon Turkey Burger
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There are plenty of uses for different kinds of apples, but this turkey burger recipe is one of the most creative. Apples are cooked in a nonstick skillet and seasoned with a variety of ingredients like onion, garlic, ginger, rosemary and ground cinnamon and then piled on the patty.

For the Sweet and Savory Apple Bacon Turkey Burgers recipe, click here.

Beef Brisket Meatball Sandwich

Beef Brisket Meatball Sandwich
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Sometimes you don’t need wacky meat marinades or a list of fancy ingredients to make a great sandwich. This brisket meatball sub will put any other game day food to shame. Made with brisket and topped with homemade gravy, this sub is the real deal.

For the Beef Brisket Meatball Sandwich recipe, click here.

Three-Ingredient Pulled Pork Sandwich

Three-Ingredient Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork is a dish that’s typically saved for game days or barbecues rather than a casual weekday lunch or dinner. But now it doesn’t have to be. This pulled pork sandwich is made with just three ingredients: pork, barbecue sauce and one bottle of beer. Pack it alongside more easy picnic recipes.

For the Three-Ingredient Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe, click here.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
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This probably seems like a sandwich you were served at school growing up, but it’s so much more than that. To make this grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, spread peanut butter on each slice of cinnamon swirl bread and cover the bread with banana slices. Then cook the whole thing in a skillet until the bread is golden brown.

For the Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Turkey Cuban Slider Sandwich

Turkey Cuban Slider Sandwich
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As long as you have deli ham and some leftover turkey, this healthy twist on a classic cubano can be made in no time. But don’t forget that once it’s opened, lunch meat only lasts in the fridge for about five days.

For the Turkey Cuban Slider Sandwiches recipes, click here.

Avocado Sliders

Avocado Sliders
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