5 Fantastic Sandwich Recipes

Dinner,Featured Article,Lunch,Recipes
August 10, 2011

We're thinking outside the brown bag and making the long-suffering sandwich a lunchtime must and a dinnertime maybe.

Chicken Panini
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Burns

Here's a truth that is self-evident: All sandwiches are not created equal. A couple of slices and bread, some deli meat, cheese and a gloss of mayo may stave off hunger pangs from noon to after-five, but it in no way measures up to the kind of stellar sandwich we're hankering for.

We need a sandwich you can really tuck into—one that requires at least two napkins and maybe a third, one that can hit a home run at lunch and come back for more at dinner. We need more than bread and meat and cheese. We need a meal, and if we have our druthers, we'd just as soon it be delicious to boot. Here are five that fit the bill.


chicken panini

Easy Pesto Chicken Panini

With leftover rotisserie chicken or grilled boneless chicken breasts on hand, these delightful sandwiches come together prestissimo!

Muffuletta Sandwich

Muffuletta Sandwich

A New Orleans classic sandwich, Muffulettas are a perfect choice for a lunch-time crowd.


Maui Cheesesteak Sandwich

Steak and onions top a thick slice of sweet bread.


Grilled Reuben Sandwich

Rye bread and corned beef punch up scrambled eggs in this sandwich that's great for breakfast.


Hot Brown Sandwich

The famous sandwich from the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Ky.


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