Sandwiches are great for breakfast, (especially) lunch, or dinner because they are easy to make and are often an assemble-your-own type of meal. This also makes them a great choice for easy entertaining.
There are many sandwich origin stories, but the name ‘sandwich’ came about in 1762. As one story goes, John Montagu (aka 4th Earl of Sandwich) was playing a card game and didn’t want to stop for lunch so he asked for roast beef between two slices of bread to keep his hands free to continue playing. Although sandwiches have been eaten for thousands of years, they weren’t called ‘sandwiches’ until 1762.
Growing up, I didn’t love cold sandwiches and maybe that’s because my Mom didn’t major in sandwiches. She never made them because they weren’t a common way to serve food growing up in Ukraine. I remember the first time my Grandpa had a sandwich in America, he disassembled it and ate it separately. All the kids thought that was funny but he probably thought we were the odd ones.
Sandwich Recipes Roundup
Our readers also can’t seem to get enough of sandwiches and burgers that are restaurant copycats because they always taste better and are so fresh. You can bite into your juicy Smash Burgers within 2 minutes of pulling them off the grill if you have your toppings lined up. All this talk about sandwiches has my mouth-watering. Enjoy this list of our Best Sandwich recipes. We separated them into categories so you can quickly what you need:
Open Face Sandwiches
America’s Favorite Sandwich
Breakfast Sandwich Recipes
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and all of these breakfast sandwiches are packed with protein and will leave you feeling satisfied.
Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast sandwiches are a hearty and satisfying breakfast for early working days and school mornings. They are also ideal for camping trips! This recipe comes together fast and is easy to scale up or down.
Chicken sandwiches are great in warm or cold sandwiches. I also love that you can use leftover chicken to make a great sandwich the next day. By the way, if you try the Chicken Bacon Avocado, consider our Homemade Focaccia – it’s next-level delicious!
These Chicken Sandwiches are crispy on the outside with a juicy center. We're sharing all of our best tips for making flavorful fried chicken breast with a thick and shaggy crust that crunches when you bite into it.
These chicken sandwich melts are scrumptious and they are an easy company-ready dish that takes minutes to put together. They will win over a crowd every time! This spread is loaded with cheesy chicken and tomatoes and is seasoned to perfection!
Cold Sandiwches are probably the easiest of the bunch because they just have assembly required for the most part, unless you’re cooking bacon. P.S. For small batch bacon, try our Air Fryer Bacon or our favorite method for big batch bacon in the oven.
Once you try this homemade Classic Reuben Sandwich Recipe, you'll never order it at a restaurant again. Slices of rye bread with corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and cheese – grilled until crispy!
How to make the ultimate BLT Sandwich! Everything from toasted bread, perfectly cooked bacon, thick slices of tomato and avocado, and of course our 3-ingredient sandwich sauce that makes this the best BLT recipe you’ll try.
I love that there is no cooking required with this recipe, especially if you buy pre-cooked shrimp which is so tempting when the temperatures outside are climbing into the 100’s! Use a colorful variety of tomatoes to prettify your platter. Lining everything up and allowing guests to build their own sandwiches is really an easy way to entertain and it keeps things interesting. If you’re really pressed for time, you can even use a selection of good cold cuts, salami, etc and cut your prep time in half!
French Dip Sandwiches are easier to make than you think. Be sure to try the au jus dipping sauce to go with them.
Open Face Sandwiches
Open-faced sandwiches are some of the easiest sandwiches to make and they easy on the eyes, like the avocado toasts which are so versatile for breakfast or lunch. We also love hot open-face sandwiches and melts. The chicken melt is a familly favorite.
Easy and healthy; you are going to love these open faced avocado sandwiches! Imagine biting into a generous layer of avocado spread and through crusty toast with that subtle crunch. These sandwiches can be assembled in under 10 minutes and they are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
When cooked correctly, eggplant is tender and meaty which makes it a perfect meat substitute. I made the eggplant two ways (baked and sautéed) because I was curious and I included tutorials for both. These were so satisfying!
These cheesy shrimp canapés were super easy to make and uber delicious. You can't go wrong with this list of ingredients! I invited my sisters and their families over for dinner this past Sunday and they were all raving about these fantastic little tea sandwiches.
America’s Favorite Sandwich
This doesn’t have a category per see, but it is so important and for good reason. The grilled cheese is also every child’s favorite sandwich and is excellent paired with Tomato Soup.
It’s easy to make restaurant-style Smash Burgers at home. These cook quickly and it’s one of the tastiest ways to prepare a burger. You’ll love the double patty with melted cheese in between, and the sauce is a must-try!
Cheeseburger Sliders are juicy, cheesy and beefy – everything we love about classic burgers! These sliders are quick and easy plus they are make-ahead and reheat really well.
Once you’re introduced to GREAT sandwiches (warm or cold), there’s no going back and all this talk of sandwiches is making me hungry! I hope you enjoyed this Sandwich Recipes roundup. Do you have a favorite sandwich? I would love to hear from you in the comments.
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