Whether you're looking to put leftover ham to good use or just craving a ham sandwich, you'll find the best sandwich recipes in this collection that features everything from hot ham and cheese, ham and Swiss, subs, paninis and more.
Stuffed with a pizza-style filling, these special sandwiches surprise you with a burst of flavor in every bite. They were popular with the preschool set at our son's dinosaur-theme birthday party...but you can be sure adults will love them, too! — Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington
These open-faced sandwiches are a cut above the rest! To make them, you simply use two kinds of cheese, ham, bread...and a cookie cutter. "They're easier than making cutout cookies and tasty, too," reports Gloria Porter of Grandin, North Dakota.
Meet the Cook: After finding this recipe years ago, I altered it to fit our tastes by adding the apples. Our whole family loves them! We look forward to fall when we go out to the orchards to gather the fresh-picked ingredients for pies, cobblers, salads...and, of course, this sandwich.
Dinnertime has always been important to our family as an opportunity to share food and news. Our three children are grown now, and my husband and I are the grandparents of seven.
-Shirley Brazel, Rocklin, California
I COLLECT cookbooks and enjoy reading them much like a novel. But when I start cooking, I create my own recipes to suit my taste.
I used to cater parties and found I often had to be resourceful. This sandwich is one of my creations, so easy to cook for two and even one!
-Norma Curtis, Ithaca, Michigan
My husband and I live on a 21-acre horse ranch and are pleased to invite friends to enjoy it with us. When entertaining, I rely on no-fuss make-ahead entrees like this satisfying sandwich.
-Helen Hougland, Spring Hill, Kansas
"These bite-size bagel sandwiches are easy to fix for breakfast, lunch snacks and family get-togethers," writes Kristin Dallum of Vancouver, Washington. "Both combinations of toppings are as yummy as they are colorful."
These subs are a good year-round—for lunch, dinner or a late-night supper. When it's construction season, Brian may work until sundown. This meal's one that I can serve early to our kids and again later when he gets home.—Nanci Keatley, Salem, Oregon
A convenient package of Italian salad dressing mix provides the yummy herb flavor in these broiled sandwiches that Paula Hadley assembles for her family of 10. "I use their favorite combination of meats and cheeses, then serve the sandwiches with chips and pickles," relates the Forest Hills, Louisiana cook. "They're a hit every time."
"The recipe for these hot ham sandwiches came from a best friend's mother." says Janet Gregory of Spring Creek, Pennsylvania. "I often prepare them as a quick lunch for my husband and me. The versatile recipe can be increased and prepared in the oven or slow cooker to feed a crowd."