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Cold Sandwich Recipes

Looking for cold sandwich recipes? Find delicious cold sandwich recipes including cold cut sandwiches, cold lamb sandwiches, and more cold sandwich recipes and ideas.

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BLT with Peppered Balsamic Mayo

Here’s my twist on a classic. Creamy avocado, balsamic mayo and crisp salad greens make this version legendary in my book. For a lighter take, I often use turkey bacon. —Ami Boyer, San Francisco, CA
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More Cold Sandwich Recipes

Peanut Chicken Pockets

Peanut Chicken Pockets

Peanut Chicken Pockets

“A friend gave me this delicious recipe years ago, and it’s a hit every time I serve it. The crunchy ingredients are as pleasing to the eye as to the palate.” —Esther Davis, Chelan, Washington

Avocado Turkey Wraps

Avocado Turkey Wraps

Avocado Turkey Wraps

These delicious sandwiches, prepared by our Test Kitchen, are perfect for brown-bag lunches. With sliced turkey avocado and cheese, they'll add extra flavor to noontime meals. TIP: If you like, substitute tomato slices with a well-drained chunky salsa.

Gouda Turkey Club

Gouda Turkey Club

Gouda Turkey Club

“With this recipe, two can enjoy the taste of something new and elegant in minutes,” says Karen Harris of Castle Rock, Colorado. “All you need to add is the ambiance for a bistro meal at home.”
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Tuna Tea Sandwiches

Tuna Tea Sandwiches

Tuna Tea Sandwiches

A friend brought tuna sandwiches to a picnic years ago. I never got the recipe from her, but these are close and just as delicious! —Lisa Sneed, Bayfield, Colorado

Zippy Chicken Wraps

Zippy Chicken Wraps

Zippy Chicken Wraps

"This is a nice sandwich for hot summer days or picnics," says Jackie Smulski of Lyons, Illinois. "If you're in a hurry, you can use pre-cooked chicken tenders."

Pigskin Sandwiches

Pigskin Sandwiches

Pigskin Sandwiches

Guests won't need much coaching to run for the sandwiches when they're served on tasty football buns, like those I baked for a theme party. They were part of a sporty dinner I planned for residents at a nursing home, where I head the food staff. —Sister Judith LaBrozzi Canton, Ohio

Special Eggplant Subs

Special Eggplant Subs

Special Eggplant Subs

The idea for this unique sandwich was inspired by a light eggplant dish I made for hot summer evenings. I decided to use the golden eggplant slices as a base for sandwiches. My family goes wild for the delicious combination of toppings. -Marie Maffucci, New Rochelle, New York

Thai Turkey Salad Pitas

Thai Turkey Salad Pitas

Thai Turkey Salad Pitas

“Here’s a quick and easy way to use up leftover turkey. My son likes to try foods from different nationalities, and he really enjoys these pitas.” —Renee Dent, Conrad, Montana

Chicken Salad Clubs

Chicken Salad Clubs

Chicken Salad Clubs

"Mondays have always been soup and sandwich night at our house," writes Sarah Smith from her home in Edgewood, Kentucky. "One evening, I embellished a regular chicken salad sandwich with some not-so-usual ingredients, like rye bread and honey-mustard dressing. The results were delicious."

Apricot-Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Apricot-Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Apricot-Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I ordered an entrée similar to this at the local museum café and liked it so much I decided to make something similar. At the museum it was served as a filling for a sandwich made with lettuce, tomato and thinly sliced red onion. I tend to serve it as a salad during the summer. It’s really good on a hot day.

Apple-Walnut Turkey Sandwiches

Apple-Walnut Turkey Sandwiches

Apple-Walnut Turkey Sandwiches

When you live where temperatures easily climb to 100° or more in the summer, you look for recipes that get you in and out of the kitchen in minutes. This luscious sandwich, with its cool Waldorf salad filling, is a breeze to prepare. -Cathy Dobbins, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Crunchy Chicken Salad Pitas

Crunchy Chicken Salad Pitas

Crunchy Chicken Salad Pitas

This colorful chicken salad is ideal as a luncheon favorite or can be easily packed for a picnic. The combination of flavors is refreshing…one of our family’s favorite summer entrees.

Tuna Boats

Tuna Boats

Tuna Boats

Janelle Aguda of Chicago, Illinois gets her son involved in this sea-cruising cuisine by having him assemble the simple sails out of cheese slices. They like to serve the “boats” on blue paper plates with fish-shaped crackers.

Christmas Tree Sandwiches

Christmas Tree Sandwiches

Christmas Tree Sandwiches

Plain peanut butter and jelly sandwiches take on new shape in the hands of subscriber Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma! To make her fun versions, she cut frozen bread slices with a tree-shaped cookie cutter, poked holes into one slice so the jelly would show through, then put together the sandwiches. "By the time you've finished, the bread's thawed and ready for eating," she notes.
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