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.
"When our granddaughter needed sandwiches for a gathering after a high-school dance, I created this recipe," says Rena Charmasson of Woodward, Oklahoma. "Now these sandwiches and some soup make a nice meal for me and my husband, Claude."
I've made these sandwiches many times for family and friends, and they've always been a hit. I often get asked for the recipe. The pineapple is what gives them a Hawaiian flair - we think they're a real treat. I have three grown children and enjoy cooking for them and the grandchildren when they come to visit.
This recipe came from a dear aunt. They can be made ahead of time, so they're great snack after games. I wrap them individually in foil and keep them in the fridge. Then I just pop them in the oven when needed.—Linda Hartsell, Apple Creek, Ohio
It was traditional for Native American girls in our village to learn to cook at an early age. I made fry bread many times for my father and seven brothers, and after I perfected the recipe, Father said it was the best he'd ever eaten.
"I like recipes like this flavorful sandwich that can be made ahead because they let me relax with family and friends after a busy day as a teacher," relates Patricia Lomp of Middleboro, Massachusetts. "Just unwrap, slice and enjoy."
"I first tasted this delicious layered loaf at a potluck at work," recalls Joanne Klopfestein from North Liberty, Indiana. This stacked sandwich seems fancy with its raspberry jam surprise, yet it's convenient because it can be assembled ahead of time and then warmed just before serving.
I created this fun sandwich for a picnic-style meal at a teddy bear theme baby shower. The cheerful, chubby bear is formed using a round bread and rolls filled with meats, cheese and a seasoned spread. When the guest of honor mentioned plans for a teddy theme in her nursery, I latched on to the idea for a gathering. -Susan Schuller, Brainerd, Minnesota
This recipe is special to me because it was handed down from my grandma. A tangy sauce, flavored with horseradish and Dijon mustard, sparks a hearty assortment of meats and cheeses. It feeds a crowd, so it's perfect for a party or a potluck. My husband says it's the best sub sandwich he's ever had.
-Sarah Kraemer, Rockford, Illinois