June 30, 2023
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Sandwiches are great for almost every meal since they are customizable. Whether you like them with meat or spreads, there is something satisfying about biting into the filling of your choice sandwiched between two pieces of bread. With August being National Sandwich Month, dare yourself to try some new sandwiches. The observance started in 1952 by the Wheat Flour Institute. Although the world has changed a lot since then, Americans’ love of sandwiches has not. Eager to make some sandwiches? The 11 sandwich recipe ideas below should give you some inspiration.
Recipe #1: The World’s Greatest Ham Sandwich
Makinze Gore shared this recipe via Delish. She claims it is a great sandwich for midnight snacks and lunches alike. It is the herb mayo, a blend of mayonnaise, parsley, thyme, olive oil and garlic, that elevates its flavor. Fill the ham sandwich with the mayo, Dijon mustard, deli ham, provolone, arugula, tomato and red onion. The filling shines when paired with a crusty bread. Delicious!
Recipe #2: Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Who says sandwiches cannot be eaten for dessert? Breana Jackson from Tasty shows that even the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be enjoyed as a sweet treat. Crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside, a lemon sauce makes everything come together. For extra flavor, fresh strawberries and strawberry preserves are added. Top the finished sandwich off with some powdered sugar.
Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes shared this idea for an egg salad sandwich that is simple and quick to make. Simply combine hard-boiled eggs, onions, mayonnaise, curry powder, salt, pepper and celery until well blended. Refrigerate the filling mixture for at least a day before placing it between two slices of toasted or untoasted bread. White or multigrain work best.
Recipe #4: The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Natasha’s Kitchen goes big when it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe makes a sandwich that is buttery and golden on the outside and perfectly cheesy on the inside. Cheddar, Gouda and Havarti cheeses shine, thanks to a generous amount of butter per sandwich. Enjoy alone or with some tomato soup.
You may think that tuna salad sandwiches only need canned tuna, sweet relish and mayonnaise. These can be good if you are short on time, but Culinary Hill elevates things further. In addition to those staple ingredients, celery, red onion, lemon juice, minced garlic and pepper bring out new flavors. Savor this sandwich on the toasted bread of your choice.
Recipe #6: Italian Subs
The Food Network Kitchen breaks down how to make Italian Subs. Sure, you need quite a few ingredients, but the end result is worth it! The key to making a good sandwich comes from the meat. Traditional subs use Genoa salami, boiled ham, mortadella and capicola. Coupled with provolone cheese, this thick sub is an ideal lunch for multiple people.
Recipe #7: Turkey Sandwich
Valya’s Taste of Home’s Turkey Sandwich is loaded with veggies. Tomatoes and cucumbers make the turkey taste extra juicy, but lettuce and avocado work as well. Select a cheese that does not overpower the rest of the filling. Use either deli meat or shredded and cooked turkey—whatever floats your boat.
Recipe #8: Ultimate Roast Beef Sandwich
If you are looking for a flavorful roast beef sandwich recipe, look no further. Applegate has it down. We suggest making the sandwich in advance and placing the fried onions on top just before you want to dig in. Mayonnaise, horseradish, black pepper, roast beef, baby arugula and fried onions are tucked into a brioche roll for maximum flavor. Yummy!
Recipe #9: Grilled Nutella Sandwich
Chris’ recipe for a Grilled Nutella Sandwich is sure to satisfy those with sweet tooths! The chocolate hazelnut spread takes center stage, but add peanut butter, banana and chia seeds for some extra freshness and crunch. Use white bread for this recipe—embrace the dessert-like nature of this sandwich!
Recipe #10: Meatloaf Sandwich
This sandwich from The Recipe Critic is genius. It turns tired leftovers into a new fresh dish! Use leftover glazed meatloaf, butter and crusty French bread to build the foundation. Then, if you would like, add lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese for a hot and cold sandwich that works. Slice the meatloaf thinly before adding it to the pan. Doing so makes it easier to eat!
Recipe #11: Cucumber Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches
These tea sandwiches make for a light afternoon snack. White bread, cream cheese, sliced English cucumber, lemon juice, salt, pepper and chives round out the ingredients. While these are kid-friendly, they can be jazzed up for adults, too. Try adding some more herbs or spices.
Enjoy eating and making sandwiches this National Sandwich Month!
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