5-Ingredient Sandwiches

Bread and toppings yield a surprising array of flavors, but none of these great-for-lunch-or-dinner sandwiches needs more than five ingredients.

Prosciutto, Fontina, and Fig Panini

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Prosciutto, Fontina, and Fig Panini

Sweet and salty are a great pair in sandwiches, and this recipe has intensely flavored salty prosciutto paired with candylike fig preserves. Three minutes of grilling and pressing makes the fontina nice and gooey and the whole sandwich crispy and warm.

Pantry Checklist:
 

  • Chicago-style Italian bread
  • Prosciutto
  • Fontina cheese
  • Baby arugula
  • Fig preserves
Prep: 7 minutes
 Cook: 3 minutes

View Recipe: Prosciutto, Fontina, and Fig Panini 

Grilled Pork Sliders with Honey BBQ Sauce

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Grilled Pork Sliders with Honey BBQ Sauce

Honey and rum intensify the complex sweetness of bottled barbecue sauce for an easy, filling, and delicious sandwich. Top with pickles, chowchow, or coleslaw for a more authentic barbecue experience.

Pantry Checklist:
 

  • Barbecue sauce
  • Dark rum
  • Honey
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Hamburger buns
Prep: 5 minutes
 Cook: 24 minutes
 Other: 5 minutes

View Recipe: Grilled Pork Sliders with Honey BBQ Sauce

Grilled Ham and Mango Quesadillas

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Grilled Ham and Mango Quesadillas

Chutney adds spice to mango’s tropical sweetness, while queso fresco is soft and creamy. Smoky grilled flavor and salty ham cut through both to create a filling, meaty lunch.

Pantry Checklist:
 

  • Mango chutney
  • Multigrain tortillas
  • Deli ham
  • Queso fresco
  • Green onions
Prep: 5 minutes
 Cook: 4 minutes

View Recipe: Grilled Ham and Mango Quesadillas

Pear-Walnut Sandwiches

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Pear-Walnut Sandwiches

Sweet, nutty, and creamy are the dominant flavors here, with toasted cinnamon-raisin bread, fresh alfalfa, and crisp pears offering lots of crunch. A nice lunch on its own, this sandwich also matches well with slightly sweet soups, like the Honey-Gingered Carrot Soup shown.

Pantry Checklist:
 

  • Tub-style light cream cheese
  • Cinnamon-raisin bread
  • Walnuts
  • Bartlett pears
  • Alfalfa sprouts
Prep: 15 minutes

View Recipe: Pear-Walnut Sandwiches

Grilled Ham, Muenster, and Spinach Sandwiches

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Grilled Ham, Muenster, and Spinach Sandwiches

Mild Muenster cheese is too often overlooked; it’s great for sandwiches, burgers, omelets, or just plain snacking. It matches well with thinly sliced ham, fresh spinach, and sweet-and-tangy chowchow in these crusty-breaded sandwiches.
Pantry Checklist:
• Chicago-style Italian bread
• Deli ham
• Muenster cheese
• Baby spinach
• Mild chowchow

Prep: 7 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes

View Recipe: Grilled Ham, Muenster, and Spinach Sandwiches

Black and Blue Quesadillas

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Black and Blue Quesadillas

With only five ingredients to work with, strong flavors are the best way to build big taste. This dish delivers with intensely sweet-and-sour balsamic glaze and pungent blue cheese (substitute goat cheese or feta if you prefer).

Pantry Checklist: 

  • Red onion
  • Flour tortillas
  • Deli roast beef
  • Blue cheese
  • Balsamic glaze
Prep: 5 minutes
 Cook: 11 minutes

View Recipe: Black and Blue Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches

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Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches

You’re already grilling the chicken, so why not throw the pineapple slices on there too? The caramelized pineapple has a mellowed flavor and softness that’s perfect in this sandwich. A squeeze of lime is all you need to flavor everything.

Pantry Checklist: 
 

  • Chicken breasts
  • Lime juice
  • Pineapple
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Basil
  • Light mayonnaise (optional)
Prep: 6 minutes
 Cook: 10 minutes

View Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches

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http://www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/5-ingredient-sandwich-recipes-00400000052775/