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The Sandwich Recipes To End All Other Sandwich Recipes

Sandwiches for everyone.
08/12/2014 07:31am ET | Updated August 12, 2014

If you're one of those people who thinks that you don't need a recipe to make a sandwich, we've got news for you: YOU DO. Or you need the inspiration, at least. Sure, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich might not require much instruction (though, if you're of this belief, there's a good chance you're doing it wrong) and putting together a grilled cheese isn't exactly rocket science.

BUT, there are recipes out there designed to transform your beloved (but slightly boring) sandwiches into true works of art -- sandwich recipes that will make you grateful you had a recipe to use; sandwich recipes that will make you declare lunch the greatest meal of the day; sandwich recipes so great they'll make even the most gourmet meals feel like a waste of your time (and stomach space).

Behold, sandwich-recipe naysayers, the most glorious sandwiches of all time.

1
Savory Corn Beef Brisket And Irish Cheddar French Toast With Kale Pesto Slaw
Half Baked Harvest
2
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich With Herbed Ricotta
Foodie Crush
3
California Chicken And Avocado Sandwich With Bacon
Half Baked Harvest
4
Lobster Roll With Homemade Tarragon Mayonnaise
Alexandra's Kitchen
5
Bourbon Caramelized Bacon And Heirloom Tomato BLT With Fried Eggs
Half Baked Harvest
6
Spicy Turkey Meatball Parm Sub
Smells Like Home
Get the Spicy Turkey Meatball Parm Sub recipe from Smells Like Home
7
Korean Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Foodie Crush
Get the Korean Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe from Foodie Crush
8
Pork Belly Banh Mi
ferme à la table
Get the Pork Belly Banh Mi recipe from ferme à la table
9
Blue Cheese And Smashed Avocado And Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese
Half Baked Harvest
10
Spicy Mini Meatball Grilled Cheese
How Sweet It Is
Get the Spicy Mini Meatball Grilled Cheese recipe from How Sweet It Is
11
Fried Shrimp Po-boy With Jalapeno Lime Ailoi
Kitchen Belleicious
12
Greek Olive Pesto and Fried Zucchini Grilled Pitas With Marinated Feta And Garbanzo Beans
Half Baked Harvest
13
French Dip Sub With Onions And Swiss
Talkin' Chow Playin' House
Get the French Dip Sub with Onions and Swiss recipe from Talkin' Chow Playin' House
14
Lobster BLTs
How Sweet It Is
Get the Lobster BLTs recipe from How Sweet It Is
15
Mahi Mahi Banh Mi With Spicy Curried Mayo And Fried Eggs
Half Baked Harvest
16
Fried Green Tomato BLTs
Quentin Bacon/Food&Wine
17
Cleveland Cheesesteaks With Pretzel Hoagie Rolls
Half Baked Harvest
18
Grilled Glazed-Salmon Sandwiches With Bacon
Con Poulos/Food&Wine
19
Margherita Pizza Grilled Cheese
BS in the Kitchen
Get the Margherita Pizza Grilled Cheese recipe from BS in the Kitchen
20
Eggplant Parm
Hector Sanchez/Food&Wine
21
Fried Sole Sandwiches With Spicy Mayo And Pickles
Ellen Silverman
22
Chipotle Honey Roasted Peanut Butter And Peach Grilled Sandwich
Half Baked Harvest
23
Steak & Potato Barbecued Grilled Cheese
BS in the Kitchen
Get the Steak & Potato Barbecued Grilled Cheese recipe from BS in the Kitchen
24
Barbecue Brisket Sandwich With Herb Sour Cream
Ray Kachatorian
25
Carolina Pulled Pork
Antonis Achilleos/Food&Wine
26
Oregon Tuna Melts
Squire Fox/ Food&Wine
27
The Modern Smoked Paprika Charred Chicken Sandwich
TASTE
28
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad Sandwich
Eclectic Recipes
Get the Lemon Basil Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe from Eclectic Recipes
29
Spinach And Artichoke Melts
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Spinach and Artichoke Melts recipe from Half Baked Harvest
30
Classic Egg Salad Sandwich
Foodie Crush
Get the Classic Egg Salad Sandwich recipe from Foodie Crush
31
Mexican Chicken And Bean Sandwich
New Media Publishing
32
Fried Mozzarella Sandwich
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Fried Mozzarella Sandwich recipe from Half Baked Harvest
33
Apple, Cheddar And Pork Loin Panini
Eclectic Recipes
Get the Apple, Cheddar and Pork Loin Panini recipe from Eclectic Recipes
34
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese
How Sweet It Is
35
Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs
Half Baked Harvest
36
Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese
BS in the Kitchen
Get the Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese recipe from BS in the Kitchen
37
Greek Tuna And Sun-Dried Tomato And Avocado Napoleons
Half Baked Harvest
38
Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwich
Cafe Johnsonia
Get the Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwich recipe from Cafe Johnsonia
39
Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese
BS in the Kitchen
Get the Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese recipe from BS in the Kitchen
40
French Onion Grilled Cheese
Jessica Dasilva
Get the French Onion Grilled Cheese recipe from Portuguese Girl Cooks

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1
Grilled Figs and Cheese
80 Breakfasts
2
Margherita Pizza Grilled Cheese
BS in the Kitchen
3
Steak & Potato Barbecued Grilled Cheese
BS in the Kitchen
4
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese
How Sweet It Is
5
Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese
BS in the Kitchen
6
Italian Grilled Cheese
Chocolate & Carrots
7
Caprese Grilled Cheese
Cooking Classy
8
Blueberry Brie Grilled Cheese
Whisked
9
BLT Grilled Cheese
Foodie Crush
10
Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese
BS in the Kitchen
11
Arugula And Ham Grilled Cheese
sixteenbeans.
Get the Arugula And Ham Grilled Cheese recipe from sixteenbeans. Just classic. Gooey cheddar, salty ham, peppery arugula. We'll take three.
12
Spinach And Artichoke Grilled Cheese
Annie's Eats
Get the Spinach And Artichoke Grilled Cheese recipe from Annie's Eats You could stuff spinach, artichokes and cheese into an old shoe and we'd probably love it -- but we're sure this will be significantly tastier.
13
Bacon, Egg And Hashbrown Grilled Cheese
Michelle Norris/Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Bacon, Egg and Hashbrown Grilled Cheese recipe from Brown Eyed Baker This is the only breakfast sandwich worth eating. It is a one-stop-shop of deliciousness.
14
Bacon Jam And Avocado Grilled Cheese
Closet Cooking
Get the Bacon Jam and Avocado Grilled Cheese recipe from Closet Cooking Every time we look at this photo, we have to stop to catch our breath.
15
Fried Chicken And Waffle Grilled Cheese
Adrienne's House
Get the Fried Chicken And Waffle Grilled Cheese recipe from Adrienne's House We used to think that chicken and waffles were one of the greatest combinations of all time -- and then we saw this and realized how small-minded we'd been all along, as the original lacks cheese.
16
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Honeysuckle Life
Get the Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich recipe from Honeysuckle Life This staple of Southern cooking is a classic for a reason -- it is one of the most delicious creations on earth.
17
Grilled Cheese With Avocado And Heirloom Tomato
Fifteen Spatulas
Get the Grilled Cheese With Avocado And Heirloom Tomato recipe from Fifteen Spatulas You will get us EVERY TIME with a picture of gooey cheese, guys.
18
Garlic Focaccia Grilled Cheese
Corrine Fischer
Get the Garlic Focaccia Grilled Cheese recipe from Keep Your Diet Real We are launching a full investigation as to why grilled cheese is not made on garlic bread more frequently.
19
Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese
Espresso And Cream
Get the Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese from Espresso and Cream This grilled cheese looks like the simple, comforting sandwiches of our youth -- but with a fresh, herbaceous twist.
20
Lamb Grilled Cheese
Pass the Sushi
Get the Lamb Grilled Cheese recipe from Pass the Sushi We love gyros. We love grilled cheese. Put them together? Minds get blown.
21
French Onion Grilled Cheese
Jessica Dasilva
Get the French Onion Grilled Cheese recipe from Portuguese Girl Cooks I think we can agree that the only way to improve upon French onion soup is to put it between two slices of buttered, toasted bread. Genius.
22
Watermelon Grilled Cheese Bites
Brit + Co.
Get the Watermelon Grilled Cheese Bites recipe from Brit + Co. We love this modern, bite-sized take on a grilled cheese. Grilling watermelon and halloumi, then sandwiching them together sounds like summer in a bite.
23
Grilled Cheese Pull-Aparts
The Creamline
Get the Grilled Cheese Pull-Aparts recipe from The Creamline "Whoa. Whoa. Whoa." That is all we could say when we found this recipe. This is brilliant, simple and makes us wish we could reach into the computer and pull off a piece.
24
Homemade American Cheese
Inside NanaBread's Head
Get the Homemade American Cheese recipe from Inside Nana Bread's Head Sometimes you just want a classic, comforting grilled cheese without having to use processed American cheese. Make your own!
25
Super Frico Grilled Cheese
Steamy Kitchen
Get the Super Frico Grilled Cheese recipe fro Steamy Kitchen A grilled cheese between two crispy cheese-skirts. This has got to be the ultimate grilled cheese.