The Best Things Since Sliced Bread—21 Unexpected Sandwich Recipes
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The Best Things Since Sliced Bread—21 Unexpected Sandwich Recipes

The great thing about sandwiches, well one of the great things, is that they are a complete meal in one easy to eat package. The not so great thing? It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and eat the same sandwich day after day. To remedy your lunchtime boredom, we’ve gathered 21 delicious and surprising sandwich recipes. Dig in!

1. The Ultimate Club Sandwich: If that photo doesn’t make your mouth water, then the ingredient list will. It includes blackened bacon, whole grain mustard, and brie with the rind on. Yum is an understatement. (via Joy the Baker)

2. Mega Meatball Sub: You might not think it, but this sandwich is a great one to take for lunch—just so long as you wrap it well. The juices from the meatballs and the marinara soak into the crusty bread making it even more delicious. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

3. Grilled PB&J: What’s the fastest way to take this kiddie classic to new heights? Throw it on the stovetop! Just make sure you use unsalted butter since the peanut butter will be salty enough as is. (via Chow)

4. Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches: Are you a fan of chicken and waffles? If so, you’ll love this sandwich. But it’s not the traditional Southern fare you’re used to. The waffles are more savory than sweet. (via The Candid Appetite)

5. Grilled Peach, Brie & Basil Sandwich: Good vegetarian sandwiches can be hard to come by. This fruity version is a refreshing treat in a world of grilled vegetable sandwiches. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

6. Crab Melt: If tuna melts are your version of comfort food, try taking your tastebuds to the next level with this open-face crab melt. We promise it won’t disappoint. (via The Kitchy Kitchen)

7. Bourbon Steak Sandwich: If you’re taking this mouthwatering sandwich for lunch, pop it in the toaster oven in your break room for a few minutes to warm it up. It will completely transform the sandwich. (via Chow)

8. Brocolini Panini: This sandwich is as fun to eat as it is fun to say! Plus, even though there’s lots of melty cheese you can still feel virtuous eating it because of all the green goodness packed inside. (via Shutterbean)

9. Arugula, Apple & Chickpea Salad Wraps: Trying to go low-carb? Choosing a wrap for your sandwich can help you stick with it. Of course the combo of fruit, greens, and beans in this recipe helps, too. (via TheKitchn)

10. Grilled Fontina + Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwiches: Grilled cheese has to be one of the most versatile sandwiches out there. And this berry-filled recipe is an unexpected take on a classic that we’d take right now please. (via How Sweet it Is)

11. Habanero, Rum, and Molasses Pulled Pork Sandwiches: Pulled pork sandwiches are a barbecue classic, but they can be adapted in so many different ways. This spicy, boozy version is poised to become a new favorite. (via Spicie Foodie)

12. French Ham and Gruyere Sandwich: Sometimes you need to stick with the basics. When that’s the case, make it the best basic possible like this French ham and gruyere combo served on a fresh baguette. (via Martha Stewart)

13. The Perfect Roast Beef Sandwich: Now that weekends are filled with football, you need a solid sandwich to enjoy in front of the game. We nominate this roast beef baguette with horseradish cream. (via Herriott Grace)

14. Sautéed Spinach and Turkey Sandwich: Sautéing the spinach is the key to making this sandwich special. Just don’t forget to drain the spinach really well!  (via BS in the Kitchen)

15. Grape and Taleggio Grilled Cheese: If you replace the traditional cheddar with a fancier cheese, you can take this off the kiddie table, and serve it at your next dinner party. (via Chow)

16. Tea Sandwiches: If you’re having your book club or just a few friends over to your home, whip up a few versions of these tea sandwiches. They can be a snack or a meal depending on how hungry you are. (via Brit + Co.)



17. French Onion Soup Sandwiches: Yes, you read that correctly. French onion soup…sandwiches. We’ll be making these until it’s cold enough to be considered soup weather. (via Joy the Baker)

18. Sage Biscuit Egg Sandwich: We had to include a breakfast sandwich in the list, and this runny egg version looks divine. The bacon on the side isn’t too shabby either. (via Turntable Kitchen)

19.  Turkey Banh Mi: This recipe was designed to be made with Thanksgiving leftovers, but it’s delicious enough to enjoy year round. You can substitute chicken, if you have it on hand. (via Martha Stewart)

20. Avocado, Hard-Boiled Egg & Sriracha Grilled Cheese: It’s true that you can put sriracha on just about everything and make it better. This jam-packed grilled cheese is no exception. (via Grilled Cheese Social)

21. Spicy Lentil Wraps With Tahini Sauce: Give the traditional falafel wrap a rest, and try this version made with lentils instead. But you must have tahini. That’s what ties it all together. (via TheKitchn)

What’s your favorite sandwich recipe? Tell us in the comments!