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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 an easy home-cooked meal, try this open-faced roast beef sandwich. Jarred gravy provides an easy shortcut and maximum flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These spicy avocado sliders are made with jalapeño hummus, avocados, lime juice, onion and cheddar cheese. Serve them for lunch or as an appetizer alongside more of our delicious cold dishes for hot days.
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