These incredible sandwich recipes are perfect to satisfy your cravings and will transform even the simplest ingredients into carb-filled delights. From protein-rich breakfast sandwiches to traditional grilled cheeses, these tasty treats are going to inspire you!
Almost everyone enjoys a hearty sandwich, right?
So, if you’ve been feeling uninspired by your usual go-to’s, I’m here to give you some mouthwatering ideas and save the day.
These delicious sandwich recipes range from old-school grilled cheeses to sinful fried fish buns for when you need a bit of indulgence.
But don’t worry, there are plenty of healthy, nutritious, and vitamin-rich sandwiches on this list that’ll keep you full and energized for hours.
And if you’re a meal prep mogul, there are several options that you can make ahead of time too!
Whether you’re on the hunt for quick and easy dinners or yummy alternatives to soups for lunch, these sandwich recipes are exactly what you are looking for.
But before we dive in, you might want to know…
Who invented the sandwich?
It’s never been 100% confirmed, but it’s said that the sandwich was invented by John Montagu (otherwise known as the 4th Earl of Sandwich!).
Supposedly, he didn’t want to leave a game of cards but was craving something to eat.
So, he asked for slices of roast beef to be put between two pieces of bread.
And thus, a legend was born!
25 Best Sandwich Recipes
This incredible frittata sandwich combines fluffy eggs, sharp parmesan, and iron-rich spinach for a seriously satisfying meal.
The pillowy ciabatta is the perfect base for the creamy avocado mash, and I adore the crunch you get from the crispy lettuce.
Oh, and don’t even get me started on the slightly sweet sun-dried tomatoes that give this sandwich a unique and vibrant flavor.
You can have this sandwich for lunch, but I love it as an easy grab-and-go breakfast for hectic mornings.
If you’ve been looking for a sandwich that’s packed with fresh ingredients and brimming with flavor, this Caprese sandwich is a winner.
It’s stuffed with juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, a handful of arugula, and creamy mozzarella cheese for a well-balanced bite.
Throw in the soft focaccia bread, and it’s easy to see why this is one of my favorite cold sandwiches for summer!
Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
These grilled chicken Caesar sandwiches are a great way to work more protein into your diet without scrimping on flavor.
The marinated chicken always comes out super moist.
But it’s the dairy-free tahini Caesar marinade that gives the crunchy slaw a kick!
If you want the perfect BBQ treat, toasting the buns on the grill is a great way to achieve that perfectly crackly crust.
Top your sandwich with salad, tomatoes, and a cheeky slice of avocado for an extra hit of healthy fats and vitamins!
Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Are you on the hunt for a vegetarian sandwich recipe that tastes as good as it looks?
Well, prepare to bow down to this chickpea salad sandwich!
The crunchy mishmash of veggies gives the sandwich an irresistible texture and color, while the soft chickpea filling creates the most divine savory base.
If you’re a fan of tanginess, the capers, tahini, and Dijon mustard in this recipe have got you covered.
Who doesn’t love a classic grilled cheese sandwich with a golden crust and a gooey center? I certainly do!
This is a great sandwich for the whole family as it’s made with simple and tasty ingredients that even the fussiest kids can handle.
You can easily use sharp cheddar cheese for a gorgeous nutty taste with an amazing melt.
But don’t be afraid to experiment with gruyère or raclette if you prefer complex flavors and want to achieve that signature cheese pull!
There’s something so comforting about a classic club sandwich that’s filled to the brim with turkey, ham, and bacon.
It might not be the healthiest sandwich recipe in the world.
But mark my words - the richness you get from the cheddar cheese, and homemade mayo makes those additional calories worth it.
Throw in some delicious polenta fries or roasted chickpeas on the side for a hint of crunch, and you’ll have an easy meal in minutes!
This avocado sandwich is the best way to work healthy fats into your lunch without relying on olive oil-based salad dressings.
The layers of lemony hummus lend the sandwich a gorgeous zesty flavor.
But you’ll also love the crunchy red onions and the burst of freshness you get from the fresh tomatoes.
Top things off with a few crunchy greens and a handful of sundried tomatoes, and you’ll have the perfect antidote for those balmy summer days.
Banh Mi Sandwich
If you don’t feel like a bowl of pho, this bánh mì sandwich is a glorious alternative.
The crusty bread is topped with flavorful chili mayo, tangy pickled veggies, crunchy cucumbers, and lemongrass pork for a serious protein punch.
It’s the perfect mix of sweet, savory, and spicy ingredients that’ll have you rushing back for a second helping.
This classic tuna melt combines melted cheese, canned tuna, and crispy veggies for a filling lunch that’s super easy to make!
This healthier take on the traditional recipe uses red bell peppers and red onion for crunch and a handful of fresh parsley for a herby kick.
If you want to lighten things up further, just replace the classic mayo with a lighter homemade version or some homemade hummus.
Turkey Avocado Sandwich
Oh man, is there anything better than a protein-rich turkey sandwich packed with fresh vegetables and creamy avocado?
I didn’t think so!
This is a sandwich recipe made with a handful of simple ingredients that you can easily pick up at the grocery store.
Plus, I love the fried egg as it makes your entire sandwich moist without getting the bread sopping wet!
Fried Fish Sandwich
This fried fish sandwich as it tastes just like a McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish (without the greasiness!).
Using panko breadcrumbs and Saltine crackers recreates the taste and texture of heavy batter while keeping things light.
As the fish cooks quickly, it’s also ready to rumble in 30 minutes!
Top your brioche buns with a slice of American cheese, tartar sauce for tanginess, and sour dill pickles for the perfect weeknight dinner.
For a healthier alternative, I normally bake the fish fillets in the oven - and it comes out just as good!
Toasted Peanut Butter and Jelly
If you’ve been searching for a simple sandwich that’ll throw you back to your childhood, try this comfort food classic.
It’s perfectly smooth and nutty thanks to the peanut butter, while the tender fruit jam and toasted bread provide tons of texture.
You can’t go wrong with the basic version of this recipe.
But I love switching things up with a few slices of banana or a sprinkle of walnuts for crunch!
Egg Mayo Sandwich
An easy sandwich recipe that’s bursting with flavor and stuffed with a soft and creamy filling?
Where do I sign up?!
This is one of the most famous egg sandwiches out there, as it’s elevated with sharp apple cider vinegar and a hint of Dijon mustard.
Plus, it comes together in minutes, and the filling stores perfectly for several days in the fridge!
Cream Cheese Sandwich
This cream cheese sandwich might look simple, but it’s going to tickle your taste buds!
It’s made with a couple of slices of bread, herbs, and cucumber which give the entire sandwich a fresh flavor that you can’t beat.
Oh, and the cream cheese lends the dish a soft and creamy texture that I can’t get enough of.
But it’s the touch of garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice in the filling that makes this sandwich shine!
This quick and easy American Italian sub is packed with protein and is drenched with a seriously good marinara sauce.
And does it get any better than that?
The tender meatballs are baked in the oven, which keeps the grease factor down while broiling the sandwiches gives the Hoagies an impressive crispy exterior.
This well-balanced veggie sandwich will keep you full for hours as it’s packed with herbed cream cheese and a handful of crunchy vegetables.
The crispy lettuce and juicy tomatoes are so refreshing during the summer, and I love adding radishes for extra texture.
Oh, and don’t forget to dial up the flavor of your cream cheese with a mixture of dill, basil, and chives!
Trust me, it’s a complete taste sensation.
Classic Reuben Sandwich
Have you been craving an all-American sandwich that’s satisfying and simple to prepare?
Well, you’ll love this Reuben sandwich!
It’s packed with vitamin-rich sauerkraut, which is incredible for the gut.
But keep an eye out for the corned beef that gives this sandwich a major protein punch and a hit of saltiness!
And the hit of indulgence and creaminess you get from the Swiss cheese? Just amazing.
I always whip out these chicken sandwiches for picnics and family gatherings, as they’re almost universally adored.
The shredded chicken works beautifully with the fresh dill and walnuts in this recipe.
Plus, I love the richness you get from the sour cream and mayonnaise sauce that pulls everything together.
And don’t forget the signature crunch you get from the green onion and celery that adds a hint of freshness to your sandwich!
Turkey and Egg Sandwich
When it comes to next-level breakfast sandwiches, it doesn’t get much better than this.
This tasty recipe is made with fluffy slices of bread, roasted turkey, and warm eggs to create a super hearty and filling sandwich.
Oh, and did I mention that you get a hit of sweetness from the cranberry sauce that makes it perfect for the holiday season?
Smoked Tofu Sandwich
I’m always on the lookout for vegan sandwiches that are protein-rich and full of flavor – and this one fits the bill!
It combines crispy tofu, ripe avocado, fresh tomatoes, and arugula with an amazing tahini sauce that’s ridiculously tangy.
Although it has tons of complex flavors and is super colorful, it’s easy to make and is on the table in no time!
Ah, there’s nothing better than a classic BLT when you’re short on time.
This classic sandwich requires just 5 simple ingredients and uses crunchy lettuce and succulent tomatoes to add texture (and vitamins!).
I’d say that the smoky bacon is the star of the show here, but the slick of mayo is key to keeping your bread moist!
Cajun Steak Sandwich with Peppers and Onions
This Cajun classic is one of my all-time favorite sandwich recipes when I’m craving a bumper bun that’s bursting with flavor!
The tender steak keeps the protein level high.
Plus, the peppers and onions add a light sweetness that balances the recipe beautifully.
Although it tastes amazing without a sauce, the remoulade adds a zesty zing to the sandwich that’s the perfect finishing touch!
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
The first time I tried this BBQ chicken sandwich, I just knew that it was love at first bite.
As the chicken is made in the slow cooker, it melts in your mouth (which perfectly complements the crispy toasted bun and crunchy coleslaw, BTW!).
And the BBQ sauce? It lends the sandwich a light sweetness that tastes super indulgent without being sickly.
To lighten things up, feel free to replace the ketchup with a “no sugar added” version!
Chicken Caprese Sandwich
This quick and easy chicken Caprese sandwich combines all the goodness of a Caprese salad and turns it into a delicious carb-fest!
The toasted Italian bread gives the sandwich a glorious crunch, and the drizzle of olive oil elevates the herbs and slices of tomato.
But honestly, it’s the traditional gremolata made with fresh pesto that makes this sandwich taste so fresh and rich.
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
And to end this list, satisfy your sweet tooth with this amazing no-chill ice cream sandwich recipe!
The delicious ice cream is sandwiched between two soft and chewy cookies for a glorious mouthfeel.
Plus, I just adore how the sprinkling of chocolate chips around the sides of the cookie offers a wonderful crunch.
They’re the perfect sweet treats for a hot summer’s day!
More Top-Rated Sandwich Recipes
- BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
- BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- Cuban Sandwich
- Sloppy Joes
- Roast Beef Sandwich
- French Dip Sandwich
How to Make the Best Sandwich: 7 Pro Tips You Need to Know
1. Use great bread
I’ve always believed that the secret to a great sandwich is crusty bread that’s good enough to eat on its own.
Bread like ciabatta and baguette are sturdy and tasty, but it’s worth pushing the boat out with artisan loaves if you can.
Whatever you choose, try to make sure it has a fluffy texture inside and a crackly exterior!
2. Ingredients matter
It’s easy to throw together a sandwich with cheese and sliced meat before calling it a day.
But if you want to make an excellent sandwich, avoid processed ingredients and opt for fresh veggies, high-quality meats, cheese, and herbs.
You don’t need to use ingredients you don’t enjoy, but they must be fresh and flavorful!
3. Add soggy ingredients at the last minute
There’s nothing worse than soggy bread, which is why adding wet ingredients at the last minute is crucial.
This includes sauces like mayo, BBQ sauce, and ketchup, but it also includes wetter veggies like cucumber!
If you’re meal prepping, leave out any soggy fillings and assemble your sandwich just before you’re ready to eat.
4. Add different textures
To avoid a sandwich that tastes “blah”, you’ll want to use a variety of textures to create an interesting mouthfeel.
You’ll always get amazing crunch from veggies.
But the crispiness of toasted buns and the tenderness of pulled meat can also be incredible if you want to make a great sandwich.
5. Don’t forget seasoning
Seasonings are important for any dish, but they’re especially important if you’re using simple ingredients in sandwiches.
So, trust me when I say that a small sprinkle of salt and pepper can lift even the most basic buns to new heights.
6. Condiments are key (but choose healthy options!)
Condiments are what set these sandwich recipes apart, but you don’t need to settle for full-fat options!
I always try and substitute condiments listed for homemade healthy alternatives. If you need to buy sauces for lack of time, always read the labels and choose options with minimal ingredients.
This should keep the calorie count lower without sacrificing too much flavor – talk about a win-win!
7. Grill it
Although some recipes call for fried ingredients, you can easily grill or bake your meats and buns for a delicious result.
Not only does this mean that you need to use less oil, but you’ll still get an incredibly juicy result that you can’t beat.
What Are the 10 Most Popular Sandwiches?
If you’re wondering what the most popular sandwiches are in the US, I’ve got you covered.
Although this list isn’t gospel, it’s said that the most popular sandwiches in North America are:
- Grilled cheese
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Pulled pork
- Egg salad
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Best Sandwich Recipes: Avocado Sandwich
- 2 slices bread - whole grain
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon hummus
- 1 tomato - sliced
- 2 sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 cup arugula and/or microgreens
- 1/2 red onion - thinly sliced
- black pepper
- Pit and peel half of the avocado, slice it and cover it with lemon juice.
- Top the bread with the hummus, place the avocado sliced on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then add a layer of sliced tomatoes, the sun-dried tomatoes cut into small pieces, red onion, and greens. Then finish it off by topping with the remaining bread slice.
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