My husband and I enjoy Monte Cristos so much that I created this non-fried version to cut down on fat. The addition of orange peel and pecans makes these beautiful sandwiches absolutely delicious! —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
On hurried nights in Forked River, New Jersey, Amanda Lanuto makes short work of family supper (or lunch) with these hearty, colorful and easy-to-handle wraps. They’re so moist and chock-full of flavor, and they’re ready in just minutes!
Janet Miller of Midland, Texas is a busy wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loves to cook and sew. “One of our favorite sandwiches is what we call ‘hunka munka’…and it’s a complete meal,” she writes of the satisfying layered sandwich.
Pesto and focaccia bread make this pretty sandwich deliciously different from most deli sandwiches. This is great to serve at football parties and other group gatherings. —Mary Humeniuk-Smith, Perry Hall, Maryland
Chris Boshoven of Hebron, Indiana told us she's had this recipe in her files for a long time and it's always a lunchtime favorite. She recommends draining the cabbage well, otherwise the sandwich will get soggy.
Our home economists suggest that you prepare these open-faced turkey sandwiches with leftover turkey. or pick up sliced, cooked turkey from the deli counter. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
My Mini Hot Browns are a smaller version of the famous Hot Brown sandwich. Guests quickly saddle up for juicy turkey slices and crispy bacon, piled on toasted rye bread and then topped with a rich cheese sauce.
Every Saturday night, my family loves to have sandwiches for dinner. With their rich cream cheese spread, these have become a favorite. They don’t taste at all light. –Maria Bertram of Waltham, Massachusetts
This is not your ordinary sandwich! Agnes Ward of Stratford, Ontario writes, “everyone likes the combination of chutney and chopped peanuts. I like to make this when I have company in the afternoon or at night after a game of cards.”
Four kinds of meat, two kinds of spread and an assortment of breads add up to dozens of delicious sandwiches guests can assemble themselves. Cost: $66.81
TIP: To serve 24, we suggest buying a package each of plain and whole wheat mini bagels, plus one loaf sourdough bread and one French baguette. But mini bagels, mini croissants, dinner rolls and cocktail rye are shown in the photo.