Best Sandwich Recipes

Pile it on high with our best sandwich recipes, including cheesesteaks, meatball hoagies and panini.

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Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Giada De Laurentiis intensifies the flavor of this classic lunch-counter combo by adding rich Marsala to her tomato sauce. To serve, hollow out Italian rolls and stuff them full of sweet sausages and sauce.

Get the Recipe: Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Fried Chicken and Waffle BLT with Jalapeno-Honey Mayo

A BLT and chicken and waffles walk into a bar ... and the result is a marriage of crunchy buttermilk fried chicken and bacon, fluffy waffles and spicy jalapeno-honey mayonnaise.

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Mini Meatball Heroes

Oozing with melted provolone and homemade marinara, these subs are adorably sized for individuals and ready for mingling at any party. Giada makes the meatballs with an even blend of ground veal, pork and beef, then seasons them with fresh Italian parsley and Parmesan.

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Crab Cake Sandwich

Elevate succulent crab cakes with Asian twists like chile-spiked pickled cabbage and Sriracha mayonnaise.

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Roast Beef Po' Boys

A generous coat of spice rub and a slow simmer in beef stock and red wine guarantees a tender batch of roast beef (plus plenty of gravy for pouring over your po' boy). Serve this submarine sandwich in true Louisiana fashion: fully "dressed" with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo. 

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Tia Mowry's BLT Sandwich

Elevate the classic sandwich with spicy-sweet bacon, herb mayo, avocado and a crusty ciabatta roll.

Get the Recipe: Tia's BLT Sandwich

Cuban Sandwich

Kelsey Nixon's Cuban –– a Portuguese roll piled high with all the classic fixins, like pork roast, pickles and mustard –– features an extra layer of flavor in the form of a cilantro-flecked, garlicky mojo spread. 

Get the Recipe: Cuban Sandwich

Philly Cheesesteak with Smoked Gruyère Sauce

Nadia G pays tribute to the City of Brotherly Love with her spin on the beloved Philly sub. This one features thinly sliced rib-eye steak and a silky Gruyère sauce instead of traditional Cheese Whiz.

Get the Recipe: Philly Cheese Steak with Smoked Gruyere Sauce

Portobello Melt

You won't miss the meat in Laura Vitale's take on a patty melt, thanks to tender grilled portobello mushrooms and plenty of melted Swiss cheese.

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Meatball Parm

Deceptively shaped into flat patties, these lightly breaded meatballs fit perfectly on a burger bun. Thick rounds of mozzarella and a crushed tomato compote finish off this party-ready ground beef, veal and sweet Italian sausage Parm.

Get the Recipe: Meatball Parm

Philly Cheesesteaks with Melted Fontina

Philly's signature sandwich is always a sure-fire hit. Try this version with sauteed red onion and melted fontina in place of the signature Cheese Whiz.

Get the Recipe: Philly Cheesesteaks with Melted Fontina and Sauteed Red Onions

North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

North Carolinians are proud of their vinegar-based pulled pork (the tangier, the better!). Our perfectly tuned barbecue sauce has sugar and honey for sweetness, crushed red pepper for some heat and a whole cup of cider vinegar.

Get the Recipe: North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

Cajun Shrimp Po' Boys

Get a taste of Louisiana with Kelsey's fried shrimp sandwich dusted with spicy Creole seasoning like good ol' po' boys.

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Dilly Pickled Egg Salad Sandwich

Gently simmer slightly older eggs, then peel them while they are still warm; this will yield tender, perfectly cooked eggs. Mix the mashed yolks, mayo and mustard with relish, dill, a shallot and lemon zest for an egg salad with flavor and bite.

Get the Recipe: Dilly Pickled Egg Salad

Brisket Sandwich

This isn't just a brisket sandwich — it's the brisket sandwich. Chuck Hughes coats his brisket with a homemade dry rub before baking it for several hours and topping it off with his very own apple barbecue sauce.

Get the Recipe: Brisket Sandwich

Roasted Chicken Club

You can't go wrong with a classic club sandwich, stacked with roasted chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Take it to the next level with crispy onion rings on the side — or even inside!

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Smoky Turkey and Spinach Meatball Subs

Serve these meatballs over your favorite pasta one night and on a crispy baguette the next day for a satisfyingly saucy lunch.

Get the Recipe: Smokey Turkey and Spinach Meatball Sub Sandwiches

The Rosh Hashanah Sandwich

The super-tender brisket in this take on the reuben makes use of a very surprising ingredient: ginger snap cookies. 

Get the Recipe: The Rosh Hashanah Sandwich

Cobb Salad Panini

Greens might not seem like your best sandwich filling, but this meaty salad sandwich is anything but wimpy.

Get the Recipe: Cobb Salad Panini

Crispy Tuna-Cake Sliders with Citrus Slaw

These crowd-pleasing sliders have the consistency of a crab cake, but they are made with canned tuna, which means they cost just a fraction of the price to create.

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Egg White, Onion and Fig Jam Sandwich

Nadia G whips up a wicked sandwich that's easy on your taste buds and your figure. Homemade fig jam and caramelized onions provide so much sweet flavor that you won't miss the yolks in this recipe one little bit.

Get the Recipe: Egg White with Caramelized Onions and Homemade Fig Jam Sandwich with Salad and Maple Balsamic Dressing

Mustard-Glazed Baked Ham and Pimento Cheese Biscuits

Bobby Flay's made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits help take his sandwich to new, buttery heights. If you're pressed for time, however, store-bought biscuits or biscuit mix will work just fine too.

Get the Recipe: Mustard Glazed Baked Ham and Pimento Cheese Biscuits

Pulled Pork and Kimchi Sandwich

Chuck's tender smoked pulled pork and kimchi sandwich, served with a sweet and tangy glaze, is an international take on the classic barbecue dish.

Get the Recipe: Pulled Pork and Kimchi Sandwich

Caribbean Wrap

Spicy and sweet, this tropical wrap is packed with lean, tasty and nutritious fillings like black beans, chicken breast, mango and macadamia nuts.

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No-Knead Bread

Take your sandwich spread up a notch by serving cold cuts and condiments with homemade slices of Chuck's easy no-knead bread.

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Sloppy Joes

By using lean ground meat and no-salt-added tomato sauce in this recipe, Ellie Krieger proves you don't have to be sloppy with your diet to enjoy a sloppy joe.

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Ben Sargent's Lobster Roll

Ben Sargent's buttery lobster roll is unadorned — no seasonings, no celery — and his once top-secret recipe nails the seaside sandwich on the head.

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Kentucky Hot Brown

The hot brown — an open-faced turkey sandwich topped with bacon and Mornay sauce, then baked until the bread is crispy and the cheesy sauce browns — hails from a hotel in Kentucky.

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Grilled Vegetable Panini with Herbed Feta Spread

The salty, herby feta spread — made thick, creamy and tangy with cream cheese and sour cream — almost overshadows all the fresh veggies in this sandwich.

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Open-Faced Sausage, 3-Pepper and Onion Sandwiches

Rachael Ray piles these Italian-style sandwiches high with sausage, red sauce and veggies. She uses leftover sauce from her braciole, but it takes only a little more time to start from scratch.

Get the Recipe: Open Faced Sausage, 3 Pepper and Onion Sandwiches with Provolone

Taleggio and Pear Panini

This sandwich, oozing with decadent Taleggio cheese, might seem gourmet but is still easy to prepare and eat.

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Avocado, Roast Turkey and Bacon

Tyler Florence roasts his own turkey for this ultimate turkey sandwich, but if you're short on time, you can use deli meat. The kicker is the herbed butter that he rubs onto the turkey and slathers on the sandwich bread.

Get the Recipe: Roast Turkey, Avocado and Bacon Sandwich

Caprese Sandwiches with Basil Oil

With a simple sandwich like the caprese, it's all about the quality, not the quantity, of ingredients: Make sure you pick firm tomatoes, the freshest mozzarella and the best basil available.

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The Ultimate Steak Sandwich

Tyler takes the steak sandwich to a whole new level by jazzing it up with condiments like arugula mayo and Gruyère bechamel.

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3-Minute Steak Hoagies

Leave it to Rachael to serve up juicy sandwiches with homemade steak sauce in less than five minutes.

Get the Recipe: Make-ahead Meal 3 Minute Steak Hoagies with Homemade Steak Sauce

Duck Sandwich with Mango Chutney

A sweet chutney is the condiment of choice in India, and in this recipe from Roger Mooking, it helps to balance the deeply savory flavor of duck meat.

Get the Recipe: Duck Sandwich with Mango Chutney and Salted Pickled Onions

Open-Faced Creamed Chicken Sandwich

Served hot, this chicken salad tastes like a sandwich version of chicken pot pie. The creamed chicken can be covered and refrigerated for a make-ahead meal. Reheat it over medium heat, partially covered.

Get the Recipe: Hot Open-Faced Creamed Chicken with Tarragon

BBQ Brisket Reuben

Two Jewish favorites — tender brisket and the Reuben sandwich — combine in this over-the-top sandwich that's perfect for anytime-of-day indulgence.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Brisket Reuben Sandwiches

Mediterranean Salmon Sandwich

Two tips to make this salmon sandwich extraordinary: It's best if you make the salmon filling ahead of time to really let the flavors combine, and use an herbed Italian bread for extra flavor if you can find a loaf.

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Hungry Grilled Graceland Special

Elvis is known to have loved toasted PB sandwiches with bananas. One bite of this sweet sandwich and you'll understand why.

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Lee's Special Sandwich

Lee's Tavern on Staten Island, N.Y., solves one of the biggest problems with sausage sandwiches: the link rolling around in the bun. They make one long patty — almost like a burger — of sausage meat, then top it with onions, tomatoes and shredded fresh mozzarella.

Get the Recipe: Lee's Special Sandwich