20 Dinner-Worthy Sandwich Recipes They'll Love

Like the sliced bread they're served on, sandwiches are an ingenious modern invention—perfect for lunches and quick weekday dinners. Our inspired recipes for sandwiches, wraps, and burgers are sure to please your crowd.

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Grilled Cheese With Bacon and Fig Jam

Ryan Liebe

Grilled Cheese With Bacon and Fig Jam

These sweet 'n' savory sammies are perfect with a bowl of tomato soup. Yum!

What You'll Need: Bacon, sourdough bread, butter, fig jam, sharp cheddar, tomato soup (optional)

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Tuna Melts With Spinach Slaw

Ryan Liebe

Tuna Melts With Spinach Slaw

What You'll Need: Olive oil, red wine vinegar, roma tomato, spinach, demi baguette, mayonnaise, low-sodium chunk light tuna, dijon mustard, shallot, fresh dill, roasted red bell pepper, celery, pepper, salt, cheddar, sweet potato fries (optional)

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Veggie Sloppy Joe

Ryan Liebe

Veggie Sloppy Joe

What You'll Need: Olive oil, an onion, celery, green bell pepper, garlic cloves, dark brown sugar, tomato paste, tomato sauce, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, mustard powder, smoked paprika, pepper, salt, potato buns, pasta salad (optional)

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Mega Muffuletta

Ryan Liebe

Mega Muffuletta

What You'll Need: Round Italian loaf, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, garlic clove, green olives, sundried tomatoes, mortadella, ham, salami, provolone, fresh mozzarella, coleslaw (optional)

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French Dip With Garlicky Mayo and Caramelized Onion Gravy

Ryan Liebe

French Dip With Garlicky Mayo and Caramelized Onion Gravy

What You'll Need: Garlic cloves, mayonnaise, butter, olive oil, onions, sugar, salt, flour, beef broth, worcestershire sauce, black pepper, hoagie rolls, roast beef, provolone cheese, green salad (optional)

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Blackened Chicken Club

Mark Ferri

Blackened Chicken Club

Kids will happily dig into this meaty club sandwich, kicked up a notch thanks to a paprika-spiced chicken rub. Cut each double-decker diagonally and skewer with a toothpick for easier devouring.

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Tuna & White Bean Wraps

Ann Stratton

Tuna & White Bean Wraps

This twist on tuna salad is packed with wholesome protein and fiber, thanks to white cannellini beans and canned tuna. Lemon juice and juicy cherry tomatoes perk up the flavor. Add some crunch with carrot and cucumber sticks.

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Cuban Sandwiches

Charles Schiller

Cuban Sandwiches

Trade your standard ham-and-cheese for a Cuban import that's almost as coveted as the country's famous cigars. Our version of the grilled comfort food piles roast pork, melted Swiss cheese, dill pickles, and yellow mustard on crusty Italian bread.

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How to Eat Healthy: Raising Nutrition-Smart Kids

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Root Beer Pulled Pork

Blaine Moats

Root Beer Pulled Pork

You've heard of beer brats and beer-battered cod. Now root beer gets its turn in this slow-cooked pulled pork recipe. Place a plate of hamburger buns next to the Crock Pot for a perfect potluck and open house go-to dish.

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Turkey Monte Cristos

Charles Schiller

Turkey Monte Cristos

An American take on the French croque monsieur, this hearty sandwich is loaded with turkey, Muenster, and arugula, then dipped into an egg batter and fried on a skillet.

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Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

Meatless Mondays are easy when you whip up these satisfying Italian-style grilled veggie sandwiches. To amp up the flavor of zucchini and sweet pepper, first marinate slices in Italian dressing, then grill or broil.

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Thai Chicken-Broccoli Wraps

Thai Chicken-Broccoli Wraps

Creamy peanut sauce perks up this wholesome wrap. High in protein but low in calories, it's sure to keep you satisfied thanks to strips of chicken breast and crunchy broccoli-slaw mix, rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla.

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Asian Street Sandwiches

Asian Street Sandwiches

Asian street food meets your dinner table with these main-course sandwiches, featuring marinated pork roast on hero rolls. You'll need to plan ahead so the pork can marinate four hours in a sweet and spicy concoction of soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.

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Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich & Oven Fries

Mark Ferri

Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich & Oven Fries

This Annapolis staple gets a Cajun update. Our crab cake sandwich is hearty and wholesome, thanks to reduced-fat mayo and low-cal sandwich rolls. It's a flavor-packed indulgence for the whole family.

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Steak Sandwiches

Mark Thomas

Steak Sandwiches

Leftover beef brisket from the weekend BBQ? Slather it on thick bread with homemade horseradish mayo, radicchio leaves, and roasted red peppers. Dip it in extra gravy for a an added kick.

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Satay Wraps

Rita Maas

Satay Wraps

Build your own lettuce wraps—which taste just like the kind you order at Asian restaurants—for a low-carb snack that satisfies. Our recipe calls for ground beef, but you can sub in ground turkey or chicken, too. Make an easy peanut sauce by combining peanut butter with broth and cornstarch.

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Turkey Cheeseburgers

Alison Miksch

Turkey Cheeseburgers

This reimagined classic cheeseburger combines ground turkey, grated zucchini, and shredded cheddar with basil and onion powder for a hearty patty that's also healthy.

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Veggie Burgers

Lucy Schaeffer

Veggie Burgers

Veggie burgers don't have to come frozen and shrink-wrapped. Whip up fresh patties by mashing together chopped carrots, red peppers, corn, beans, and rice with bread crumbs and egg yolk.

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Greek Burgers with Cucumber Sauce

Greek Burgers with Cucumber Sauce

Beef or lamb burgers taste delicious when stuffed into pita pockets and drizzled with cucumber sauce.

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Easy Salmon Burgers

David Prince

Easy Salmon Burgers

At your next cookout, wake up your tired taste buds with these easy salmon burgers. Using a food processor, pulse salmon filet, bread crumbs, scallions, and dill. Form patties from the mixture and grill just like hamburgers.

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