100 Super Sandwiches

Save money and eat healthier with these souped-up sandwiches.

Super Sandwiches: Herbed Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Super Sandwiches

Brown-bag lunches and sandwich nights at home don't have to be boring. Here's a mighty handful of supersatisfying sandwiches to kick off your menu: great portable food, loaded with flavor, healthy but still hearty.

Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the market, and this Herbed Chicken Salad Sandwich is a snap. That said, if you make the chicken salad a day or so ahead, the flavors will marry nicely as the filling chills.

Mix and Match: Try on a wedge of focaccia, and toast in a grill pan for a chicken salad panini. Or for a sweet touch, try on toasted cinnamon-raisin sandwich bread.

View Recipe: Herbed Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo Recipe

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Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo

Grill the steak and toast the baguette over the same flame for a delicious charred effect. This sandwich holds up well, so you can pack it for lunch, fully assembled.

Mix and Match: Try also on a toasted Kaiser roll. Or pile high onto a toasted boule slice for an open-faced, knife-and-fork version.

View Recipe: Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Sandwiches Recipe

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Grilled Zucchini Caprese Sandwiches

The classic Caprese salad of juicy tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and fragrant basil makes for a fantastic vegetarian sandwich. We've added grilled zucchini to up the game. Gooey mozza puts it over the top.

Mix and Match: Crunch is key with the bread, but you can sub in a crusty baguette.

View Recipe: Grilled Zucchini Caprese Sandwiches

Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas Recipe

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Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Rich dark meat stands up to the robust peanutty sauce. To pack, combine chicken mixture, sprouts, carrot, and cilantro; put in a sealed container; and stuff into pita just when you're ready to eat. Look for satay sauce and chile paste on the Asian-food aisle of your super-market.

Mix and Match: Wrap the filling inside a whole-grain flatbread or piece of naan.

View Recipe: Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas

Caesar Salad Bagels Recipe

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Caesar Salad Bagels

Maybe we're going too far, thinking of the toasty bagel here as a kind of oversized crouton for the light Caesar salad filling. Maybe not.

To brown-bag, pack sandwich components separately—the leaves and the cheese; a mixture of the dressing and pepper; and the toasted bagel. For the vegetarians in your crew, choose salad dressing that doesn't contain anchovies.

Mix and Match: Toss lettuce, cheese, pepper, and dressing together; tuck into a pita or a whole-wheat flatbread.

View Recipe: Caesar Salad Bagels

tuscan tuna sandwiches

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Tuscan Tuna Sandwiches

With fresh basil, pungent onion, crunchy fennel, briny capers, and bright lemon juice, this tuna salad needs no mayonnaise to be absolutely delicious. Toasted bread is nice, but if you're in a hurry, skip that step; the tuna will be just as good.

View Recipe: Tuscan Tuna Sandwiches

roasted red pepper spread sandwiches

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Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches

This spread has a similar flavor and texture to classic Southern pimiento cheese, but with far less fat and salt. Add some baked chips, cut-up vegetables, or a small salad for a nice lunch, or try the spread on crackers as an hors d'oeuvre at your next party.

View Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches

roast beef and blue cheese wraps

Roast Beef and Blue Cheese Wraps

A dressing of flavorful blue cheese, zesty horseradish, and creamy mayonnaise dresses up deli roast beef in this easy wrap that travels well. Feel free to experiment with other kinds of cheese as well; Havarti or Muenster work beautifully.

View Recipe: Roast Beef and Blue Cheese Wraps

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Split Sandwiches

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Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Split Sandwiches

Don't be ashamed to love these old-fashioned kiddie favorites; they got our Test Kitchens' highest rating. With flavors of chocolate, peanut butter, and fresh fruit, they're a sweet lunch―and good for you too, with 9.4 grams of protein and 4.6 grams of fiber each.

View Recipe: Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Split Sanwiches

Egg Salad BLTs

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Egg Salad BLTs

Lemon juice and sour cream give a little bite to this classic egg salad, so it can better keep up with the crisp, meaty bacon on top. To make this recipe extra-fast, look for packaged hard-cooked eggs at the supermarket.

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Feta-Basil Sandwiches

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Feta-Basil Sandwiches

This vegetarian sandwich pairs the salty bite of feta cheese with juicy tomato and sweet, slightly spicy basil. Add a simple salad or a bowl of warm soup for a perfect lunch. View Recipe: Feta-Basil Sandwiches

Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwiches

The Asian flavor of curry might seem strange for an American dish as old-fashioned as chicken salad, but the tastes marry perfectly. Cashews add crunch as well as heart-healthy unsaturated fats.

View Recipe: Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Breaded Fish Sandwiches with Mint-Caper Tartar Sauce

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Breaded Fish Sandwiches with Mint-Caper Tartar Sauce

Spiking tartar sauce with mint and capers improves the classic fish sandwich deliciously. Cutting the fish into a square shape helps it fit the bun better. Be sure to use a sweet onion, and soak it in ice water so that you get the crunch but no harsh bite.

View Recipe: Breaded Fish Sandwiches with Mint-Caper Tartar Sauce

Steak Sandwiches with Pickled Onion and Herb Aioli

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Steak Sandwiches with Pickled Onion and Herb Aioli

Herbs, garlic, and lemon juice combine with mayo for a sauce that makes the sandwich.

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Hoisin-Glazed Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber

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Hoisin-Glazed Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber

Quick-pickled cukes give these burgers tart crunch. Panko and egg white hold the patties together. Use cilantro leaves on the burgers as you would ­lettuce for herby freshness.

View Recipe: Hoisin-Glazed Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber

Sautéed Greens, Smoked Turkey, and Provolone Panini

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Sautéed Greens, Smoked Turkey, and Provolone Panini

The crusty grilled exterior gives way to a cheesy, savory interior loaded with earthy kale. Even finicky eaters will find this a delicious way to get their greens.

View Recipe: Sautéed Greens, Smoked Turkey, and Provolone Panini

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches with Artichoke Pesto

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Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches with Artichoke Pesto

Be sure to look for artichoke hearts that are canned in brine, not oil.

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Short Rib Cheesesteak Sandwiches

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Short Rib Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Pure hearty goodness: the richness of beefy short ribs napped in Dijon-spiked cheese sauce. You can find thinly cut boneless short ribs in many supermarkets, but especially in Asian markets, where this succulent meat is a popular choice for Korean barbecue and the Japanese dish sukiyaki. If you can't find presliced meat, freeze the short ribs for 30 minutes to firm them up; you'll get thinner slices.

View Recipe: Short Rib Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches

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Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches

Lean chicken stands in for pork, yielding a light twist on this Asian-inspired sandwich.

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Summer Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini with Balsamic Syrup

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Summer Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini with Balsamic Syrup

Serve this fresh, ready in 20-minutes panini with sweet potato chips or a simple green salad for an easy and complete meal.

View Recipe: Summer Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini with Balsamic Syrup

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Pickled Squash and Romesco Mayonnaise

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Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Pickled Squash and Romesco Mayonnaise

The satisfying snap of quick-pickled squash plays well with creamy-smoky red bell pepper mayo, peppery arugula, and savory chicken. Use a mandoline to get perfectly uniform, thin slices of squash. Or for delicate squash ribbons, shave the squash lengthwise with a vegetable peeler.

View Recipe: Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Pickled Squash and Romesco Mayonnaise

Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Jicama Slaw

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Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Jicama Slaw

This quick, simple, and delicious tilapia sandwich will satisfy your weeknight hunger.

View Recipe: Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Jicama Slaw

Buffalo Chicken Panini

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Buffalo Chicken Panini

You don’t need a panini maker for this easy, 5-ingredient hot chicken sandwich. Using a cast-iron or heavy skillet to press sandwiches offers a similar sear and equally great taste.

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Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders

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Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders

Make these easy barbecue pulled chicken sliders by pairing shredded rotisserie chicken with homemade barbecue sauce for an easy weeknight meal.

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Open-Faced Pastrami Omelet on Pumpernickel

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Open-Faced Pastrami Omelet on Pumpernickel

The old-school deli-shop flavors of pumpernickel, pastrami, horseradish, and whole-grain mustard are irresistible–in a package much lighter than a full deli pileup.

View Recipe: Open-Faced Pastrami Omelet on Pumpernickel

Grilled Ham, Chicken, and Gruyère Sandwiches

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Grilled Ham, Chicken, and Gruyère Sandwiches

This ham and chicken sandwich is ready to devour in no time. Enjoy with fresh fruit or a simple green salad for a quick and delicious meal.

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Simple, Perfect Fresh-Ground Brisket Burgers

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Simple, Perfect Fresh-Ground Brisket Burgers

We loved the simple, flavorful patty we got from grinding inexpensive beef brisket. Ask for the flat cut of brisket for the leanest choice. Traditional condiments like ketchup and mustard are an option, but we found this burger so good on its own that all we added was cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

View Recipe: Simple, Perfect Fresh-Ground Brisket Burgers

Open-Faced Blackened Catfish Sandwiches

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Open-Faced Blackened Catfish Sandwiches

This Cajun-inspired catfish sandwich is served open faced and topped with a creamy slaw packed with fresh cilantro.

View Recipe: Open-Faced Blackened Catfish Sandwiches

Beef, Orange, and Gorgonzola Sandwiches

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Beef, Orange, and Gorgonzola Sandwiches

Grilled flank steak with oranges and blue cheese combine in a sandwich that will make you the envy of coworkers when you open your lunch box. For the best results, use crusty rolls because they stay pleasantly crisp.

View Recipe: Beef, Orange, and Gorgonzola Sandwiches

Classic Italian Panini with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella

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Classic Italian Panini with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella

Use this panini recipe as a template, and customize it to your liking. Use hollowed-out focaccia or ciabatta, or try different herbs and cheese, for example.

View Recipe: Classic Italian Panini with Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella

Turkey, Apple, and Swiss Melt

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Turkey, Apple, and Swiss Melt

Vary the fruit to suit your kids' preferences–use red- or green-skinned apples or pears.

View Recipe: Turkey, Apple, and Swiss Melt

Shrimp Po'boys

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Shrimp Po'boys

Crusty, well-toasted bread; crispy pan-seared shrimp; and crunchy slaw make this sandwich worth every bite.

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Chicken and Mushroom Panini

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Chicken and Mushroom Panini

Gooey cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and earthy mushrooms join chicken for a tasty sandwich you can quickly prepare in a grill pan or panini press.

View Recipe: Chicken and Mushroom Panini

Chicken Souvlaki Pitas with Tahini Sauce

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Chicken Souvlaki Pitas with Tahini Sauce

If you can't find tahini, substitute an equal amount of peanut butter to make the sauce for these Middle East–inspired sandwiches. You can prepare the sauce and chicken ahead of time and stuff the pitas when you're ready to eat.

View Recipe: Chicken Souvlaki Pitas with Tahini Sauce

Grilled Veggie and Hummus Wraps

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Grilled Veggie and Hummus Wraps

Make the most of summer's fresh vegetables and grilling by preparing these delicious wraps to take along on a picnic. Serve them with a side of potato or pasta salad.

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Open-Faced Eggplant Sandwiches

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Open-Faced Eggplant Sandwiches

Here's the key to a speedy dinner: While the eggplant broils, toast your bread slices in a toaster oven.

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Parmesan Buffalo Burgers with Balsamic Ketchup

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Parmesan Buffalo Burgers with Balsamic Ketchup

Ground buffalo has fewer calories and half the fat of lean beef but boasts big, meaty flavor. And slow-roasting tomatoes in balsamic ketchup intensifies their sweetness.

View Recipe: Parmesan Buffalo Burgers with Balsamic Ketchup

Beet and Brown Rice Sliders

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Beet and Brown Rice Sliders

These bite-size sliders will leave you satisfied and craving another. Good news: A serving size of these veggie burgers is two sliders.

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Open-Faced Pimiento Cheese BLTs

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Open-Faced Pimiento Cheese BLTs

Pimiento cheese is a Southern tradition. We add a little Parmesan to the standard cheddar-mayo mixture for extra savory depth.

View Recipe: Open-Faced Pimiento Cheese BLTs

Turkey Panini with Watercress and Citrus Aioli

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Turkey Panini with Watercress and Citrus Aioli

Take your average turkey sandwich to the next level with a citrusy spread and a few minutes on the panini press.

View Recipe: Turkey Panini with Watercress and Citrus Aioli  

Italian Beef Sandwiches

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Italian Beef Sandwiches

If you can't find Italian rolls, substitute a sturdy bread that will soak up the juices in this moist, delightfully messy sandwich.

View Recipe: Italian Beef Sandwiches

Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Arugula

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Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Arugula

This upscale twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich features sweet, tender caramelized onions and peppery arugula. A fresh fruit salad would be a good accompaniment.

View Recipe: Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Arugula

Pan Bagnat (Niçoise Salad Sandwiches)

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Pan Bagnat (Niçoise Salad Sandwiches)

These sandwiches take everything you love about a Niçoise salad and put it between two slices of a baguette.

View Recipe: Pan Bagnat (Niçoise Salad Sandwiches)

Cabernet-Balsamic Burgers with Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions

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Cabernet-Balsamic Burgers with Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions

Grilled cheeseburgers get an irresistible upgrade with creamy blue cheese and caramelized onions spiked with jammy red wine and tart-sweet vinegar. A portion of the tender onions are mixed into the patties to help keep the lean beef moist.

View Recipe: Cabernet-Balsamic Burgers with Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions

Open-Faced Hummus Sandwiches

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Open-Faced Hummus Sandwiches

These open-faced sandwiches are a quick and easy pick for a fllling lunch or light supper. Serve with a side of asparagus.

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Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteaks

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Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteaks

This sandwich packs in gooey cheese, smoky spices, and chunks of chicken for a comforting family-friendly dinner.

View Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteaks

Melty Monsieur

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Melty Monsieur

Serve fruit with this kid-friendly take on the classic croque monsieur.

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Rosemary-Chicken Panini with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Rosemary-Chicken Panini with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This excellent sandwich is loaded with fresh flavor and is guaranteed to satisfy any appetite.

View Recipe: Rosemary-Chicken Panini with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches

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Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches

Breakfast meets dinner in this play on the Southern favorite.

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Open-Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwich

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Open-Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwich

This sandwich is basically a riff on Hawaii's beloved lomi-lomi salmon, a salad of salted fish and tomatoes.

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Sloppy Joe Sliders

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Sloppy Joe Sliders

Serve up mini versions of a weeknight favorite. Make the sauce ahead of time, if you like. Just reheat it and toast the buns to finish the sliders.

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French Toast Peanut Butter and Jelly

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French Toast Peanut Butter and Jelly

What kid (or grown-up, for that matter) wouldn't love this ooey-gooey sandwich? Serve the souped-up PB&Js with fresh fruit.

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Soy-Marinated Pork Sandwiches

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Soy-Marinated Pork Sandwiches

There's just the right amount of heat and sweet in these succulent pork sandwiches. Serve with a soba noodle salad.

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Roast Chicken and Cranberry Sandwiches

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Roast Chicken and Cranberry Sandwiches

Chutney adds a pleasing sweetness to this new twist on the chicken sandwich. We prefer cranberry chutney, but any variety will do.

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Picnic-Perfect Lobster Rolls

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Picnic-Perfect Lobster Rolls

This classic New England sandwich comes together in a snap if you purchase lobster tails and have them steamed at the fish counter.

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Grilled Chicken Wraps

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Grilled Chicken Wraps

Make dinner tonight a wrap. Toss grilled, shredded chicken in a tangy mayonnaise mixture and wrap it up in flatbread along with a shredded cabbage and pickles.

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Roast Beef Sandwiches with Watercress Slaw

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Roast Beef Sandwiches with Watercress Slaw

Start with deli roast beef  and a package of angel hair slaw to create a hearty roast beef sandwich that's perfect for a quick no-cook dinner.

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Italian Meatball Sliders

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Italian Meatball Sliders

Little burgers deliver big flavor in these Italian-inspired sliders. Marinara sauce replaces the ketchup and basil serves as a sub for lettuce.

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Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches

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Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches

The stack of grilled eggplant, red onion, and zucchini are quite a mouthful, but still tasty to eat.

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Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi

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Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi

The bread and Vietnamese filling—carrot and radish, cilantro, mayonnaise, and cucumber—are traditional in this vegetarian take on the classic. Prepare mayonnaise mixture and toast bread while the tofu and vegetable mixture marinate.

View Recipe: Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi

Out-n-In California Burger

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Out-n-In California Burger

Here is a crave-worthy, reasonable version of a fast-food icon. With a similarly addictive sauce, this tasty handful is made healthier with lean ground sirloin and lower-sodium, lighter cheese.

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Turkey Arepas

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Turkey Arepas

Arepas are corn cakes popular in Latin American countries. Look for arepa flour in the international food section of large supermarkets or in an ethnic market. Don't substitute masa harina or cornmeal for the arepa flour, which is precooked. Store the flour in an airtight container in your freezer to extend its shelf life.

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Grilled Eggplant Pita Sandwiches with Yogurt-Garlic Spread

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Grilled Eggplant Pita Sandwiches with Yogurt-Garlic Spread

This sandwich is also delicious cold the next day for lunch—to prevent the pita from getting soggy, don't assemble until you're ready to eat. We like thick, tangy Greek-style yogurt in this dish.

View Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Pita Sandwiches with Yogurt-Garlic Spread

Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches

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Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches

Prosciutto and fresh figs are a classic Italian combination. Here, along with Manchego cheese and fig jam, they create a sweet-savory sandwich that's simple yet memorable. Great ingredients make all the difference here, so look for a fine loaf of artisan bread and quality prosciutto.

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Nuevo Cubano

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Nuevo Cubano

This update on a traditional Cuban sandwich adds a spicy black bean spread and sweet mango, which balances the salty ham. If mango isn't your thing, use low-acid tomatoes.

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Smoked Mozzarella, Spinach, and Pepper Omelet Sandwiches

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Smoked Mozzarella, Spinach, and Pepper Omelet Sandwiches

Breakfast for dinner is a fun way to shake up your menu, and breakfast foods are almost always quick and easy. This 10-minute dish is no exception. We combine whole eggs and egg whites to give great flavor but keep fat in check, and use deeply flavored smoked mozzarella to add more depth.

View Recipe: Smoked Mozzarella, Spinach, and Pepper Omelet Sandwiches

Lamb Burgers with Cilantro Raita

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Lamb Burgers with Cilantro Raita

The tangy, herby yogurt sauce (raita) stands in for mayonnaise on this blended burger. For more spicy kick, leave the seeds in the serrano chile.

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Salmon Burgers

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Salmon Burgers

For best results, choose salmon from the meaty center of the fish and avoid portions cut from the tail section (where the body starts to taper). Tail-end flesh contains more connective tissue than center-cut fillets. Use black sesame seed buns, if available.

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Open-Faced Sandwiches with Ricotta, Arugula, and Fried Egg

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Open-Faced Sandwiches with Ricotta, Arugula, and Fried Egg

You'll need a knife and fork to dig into these filling sandwiches that give a unique take on breakfast for dinner.

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Spicy Chicken Shawarma

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Spicy Chicken Shawarma

This chicken shawarma is a Middle Eastern version of a gyro and features thin slices of chicken mixed with yogurt and wrapped in pita bread spread with tahini. The sandwiches are then topped with fresh cucumber, tomato, and onion.

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Italian Sausage Hoagies

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Italian Sausage Hoagies

The hearty filling of veggies and turkey sausage will get rave reviews from adults and kids alike.

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Quick BBQ Sandwiches with Slaw

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Quick BBQ Sandwiches with Slaw

Pile the slaw on the sandwich for a crunchy contrast to the tender grilled pork. Serve with smoky grilled corn: Brush 4 ears shucked corn with olive oil. Grill 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon smoked paprika. Serve with lime wedges.

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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

A new take on a familiar favorite pairs grilled cheese with a BLT for a luscious veggie-packed sandwich that feels like an indulgence. Serve with zesty dill pickle spears. If you have extra room in your budget, pair with a sweet-tart hard cider.

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Lamb Sliders with Blue Cheese

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Lamb Sliders with Blue Cheese

These lamb sliders are an unexpected twist. We love the pairing of sweet caramelized onions and tangy blue cheese.

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Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

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Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

A simple yogurt-based sauce and a rich feta-and-spice stuffing makes these turkey burgers stand out above the rest. Pair with sautéed zucchini.

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Tuna Salad Melt

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Tuna Salad Melt

You'll love this open-faced take on a classic tuna melt. Sustainable note: Solid white tuna is albacore, the most sustainable choice among varieties of tuna.

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Our Homemade Quick Black Bean Burger

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Our Homemade Quick Black Bean Burger

Serve this meatless black bean burger on a bun with hot sauce-spiked ketchup, spinach leaves, tomato, a slice of Monterey Jack cheese, avocado slices, and onion.

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Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches

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Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches

These grilled tomato and brie sandwiches make the most of juicy, flavorful summer tomatoes. Serve with grapes or carrot sticks.

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Steak and Fennel Sandwiches

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Steak and Fennel Sandwiches

If you're keeping track of fat grams, this hefty sandwich provides about one-third of your day's needs. We suggest using a jarred canola-based mayonnaise if you would rather purchase the condiment.

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Chipotle Sloppy Joes

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Chipotle Sloppy Joes

Add Mexican-inspired spice to this traditional family favorite. Serve with your favorite coleslaw for an easy side.

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Grilled Turkey and Ham Sandwiches

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Grilled Turkey and Ham Sandwiches

Update sandwich night with a hearty grilled stacker loaded with turkey, ham, veggies, and a Dijon spread.

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pitas

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pitas

Greek yogurt has a thick, rich consistency similar to sour cream. Add honeydew melon and cantaloupe slices on the side.

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Slow-Cooked BBQ Fennel, Onion, and Pork Sandwiches

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Slow-Cooked BBQ Fennel, Onion, and Pork Sandwiches

These pork sandwiches are a nod to low-and-slow Southern barbecue–using just a little bit of pork shoulder. And just like traditional pulled pork, the meltingly tender vegetables and pork are piled high on toasted buns, slathered with a Greek yogurt mixture, and topped with shredded cabbage.

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Shrimp Salad Rolls

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Shrimp Salad Rolls

Superfast and easy to make, these shrimp salad rolls are a great way to eat more seafood during the week.

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Middle Eastern Chickpea Miniburgers

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Middle Eastern Chickpea Miniburgers

Serve each burger on a whole-grain slider bun with lettuce, crisp radish slices, roasted red bell pepper, and canola-based mayonnaise. Two burgers per person!

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Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Mayo

Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Mayo

These reduced-fat chicken sandwiches feature chicken cutlets encrusted with tortilla chip crumbs, which yield a satisfying crunch. You can also use spicy chips for more heat.

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Grilled Portobello, Bell Pepper, and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

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Grilled Portobello, Bell Pepper, and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

Although you can cook the vegetables, bread, and tomato side dish in a grill pan, these sandwiches also come together quickly on the increased surface area of an outdoor grill.

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Vegetable Burgers

Vegetable Burgers

These tender vegetable patties are meant to be soft. Prepare through step two the day before since the mixture is easier to work with once its has been refrigerated overnight and the flavors have had time to marry.

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Open-Faced Chicken Club Sandwiches

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Open-Faced Chicken Club Sandwiches

This flavorful sandwich will add brightness to your day. Serve it with fresh seasonal citrus or other fruit.

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Mushroom Lentil Burgers

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Mushroom Lentil Burgers

Make homemade veggie burgers in a snap with precooked lentils. Brown lentils can be substituted but tend to be more moisture-dense and may require additional breadcrumbs to help bind the burgers.

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Caprese Wraps with Chicken

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Caprese Wraps with Chicken

Pick up a rotisserie chicken and assemble this hearty sandwich for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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Fried Green Tomato BLTs

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Fried Green Tomato BLTs

A Southern favorite, fried green tomatoes lend a delightful twist to this sandwich. The tomatoes take center stage over the bacon in this version.

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Wasabi Salmon Burgers with Edamame-Cilantro Pesto

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Wasabi Salmon Burgers with Edamame-Cilantro Pesto

Tofu binds the ingredients together in this salmon dish. Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) yields a crisp crust on these juicy burgers.

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Open-Faced Prosciutto and Plum Sandwiches

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Open-Faced Prosciutto and Plum Sandwiches

Sweet fig preserves balance the tartness of the plums. Choose red or purple plums with bright, unblemished skin that are firm and plump to the touch.

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Fruity Tuna-Salad Pita Sandwiches

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Fruity Tuna-Salad Pita Sandwiches

These sandwiches taste great and pair protein with carbohydrates to keep your energy level up. You can substitute one (9-ounce) can of solid white tuna in water, drained, for the tuna steak.

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Chicken and Roquefort Sandwiches

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Chicken and Roquefort Sandwiches

One serving of this entrée contains about one-fourth of your daily sodium allotment. We extend salty Roquefort cheese by mixing it with cream cheese as a spread. A 2-ounce portion size for bread also helps control sodium counts.

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Steak Sandwiches with Worcestershire Mayonnaise

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Steak Sandwiches with Worcestershire Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise, Worcestershire, and whole-grain mustard combine for a tangy, slightly smoky sandwich spread. Arugula is a peppery salad green. Substitute your favorite lettuce, if you like.

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Falafel with Avocado Spread

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Falafel with Avocado Spread

The beauty of this Latin twist on the classic Middle Eastern falafel sandwich is its simplicity, and of course, flavor. Garnish with microgreens and sliced red onion.

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Lobster Wraps with Lemon Mayonnaise

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Lobster Wraps with Lemon Mayonnaise

Flatbread replaces buttered rolls in this take on the New England classic.

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Open-Faced Turkey Patty Melt

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Open-Faced Turkey Patty Melt

The traditional patty melt gets a makeover with ground turkey, but substitute ground chicken or ground sirloin, if you prefer. Pair sandwiches with vegetable chips.

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