10 Delicious Ways to Upgrade a Sandwich

Posted: February 10, 2021 12:04 am

There is nothing quite like a sandwich for lunch. They are filling, delicious and versatile. The options for toppings, fillings and bread are seemingly endless. Having said that, however, you may find yourself eating the same sandwich combinations time and time again because you do not know how to make any others. Want some inspiration for sandwiches that you will enjoy all year round, that offer something different than the same old, same old? Check out these recipes for some of the best sandwiches below.

Classic Fluffernutter Sandwich

Best for: Those with a sweet tooth; New Englanders at heart

First made in Massachusetts, the combination of marshmallow cream, made of egg whites, vanilla, corn syrup and sugar, alongside creamy peanut butter and white bread has become a staple for many children for decades. This satisfyingly sweet sandwich is best served with a cold glass of milk. Even kids at heart love it.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly

Best for: Those who want a new twist on an old classic

Thanks to the grilled element, this sandwich is all grown up. Fruit preserves, especially strawberry and raspberry, add an unexpected twist to the iconic lunchtime treat. Add your favorite nut butter. Almond or peanut butter works especially well.

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Best for: Cheese lovers

Cream cheese, plus mozzarella and cheddar cheeses might not sound like a good combination for a grilled cheese, but Taste of Home contributor Kathy Norris loves these for lunch with sliced apples. Spread on the butter, keep an eye on the pan and prepare to be amazed. The final result should include stringy cheese and plenty of flavor.

The Best Tuna Salad Recipe

Best for: Picnic fanatics

What tastes good and takes just five minutes to make? Tuna salad, of course! Loaded with tuna fish, celery, garlic, red onion, mayo, salt, pepper and lemon juice, this delectable salad goes well with whole wheat bread.

Perfect BLT

Best for: When you are super hungry

Thought you knew all the secrets of the perfect BLT? Well, think again. Try using fresh lettuce, tomato with high quality bacon and the tastes are next level. Serve them on thick-cut bread for a meal when you want a filling meal for the whole family.

Best Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

Best for: Those who call Thanksgiving their favorite holiday

Perhaps you put turkey on a sandwich and call that your leftover sandwich. This idea from NYT Cooking shows that mashed potato, stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce can also be added to jazz things up. Fry the stuffing and be ready for days of amazing meals after the main event. Treat yourself!

Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)

Best for: Those who are looking for something different

Pork roast, ham, cheese and pickles, all pressed onto Cuban bread makes a delectable sandwich. Add a generous heaping of mustard and enjoy. Hint: this recipe is easiest to make in a Panini press.

The Best Egg Salad Recipe

Best for: Using up the eggs in the fridge

A hit for tea time, or anytime, this egg salad is packed with dill, celery and scallions. Serve a heaping spoonful on the bread of your choosing. Crispy French bread elevates the meal.

Veggie and Hummus Sandwich

Best for: Veggie lovers and vegetarians

Hummus, fresh veggies and cheese are served on grilled bread for a meat-free sandwich that is actually tasty. For a twist, use red pepper or garlic flavored hummus for an extra savory meal.

Club Sandwich

Best for: Classic sandwich lovers

A club sandwich has turkey, ham and bacon layered alongside cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and mayo. Up the presentation of the sandwiches by cutting them in thirds and serving them with colorful toothpicks.

Make this the year of the sandwich as you enjoy these recipes. Seasons may change, but sandwiches are always a winner.