32 Grown-Up Versions of Classic Sandwiches
When you're tired of all the same, boring sandwich recipes, it's time for a twist. You'll love these upgrades to your classic, standby favorites.
Spreading a mixture of mayo and butter on the bread creates a delightfully crispy crust with the well-loved, wonderful flavor of butter one expects on a grilled cheese sandwich. —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
If you’re looking for a gourmet grilled cheese recipe, your search is over. With five kinds of cheese and fresh blackberries, this sandwich is impressive enough to serve to guests.—Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
This ooey-gooey, melty delight is packed with bacon, chicken, cheese and just enough lemon to tickle your taste buds. Other chicken panini recipes don't compare!—Terri McCarty, Oro Grande, California
Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich? This version kicks it up a notch with avocado, tons of cheese and extra-crispy bread. —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
Upgrade your favorite deli sandwich by making it significantly bigger! This sandwich is loaded with roast beef, ham, bacon, tomatoes, onions, spicy horseradish, and melted American cheese. It’s so large, you’ll wonder how to eat it!
This sandwich doubles up on melty cheese, but the star of the show is the sweet and salty date-bacon jam. It makes for a truly grown-up version of grilled cheese. —Kathy Cooper, Tucson, Arizona
The classic Reuben sandwich gets a makeover when you turn boring slices of Swiss cheese into an ooey, gooey cheese sauce. Top it off with fresh coleslaw instead of sauerkraut for a fun twist.
With mustard, maple syrup, prosciutto and eggs, this is a yummy twist on the usual bacon-and-egg sandwich. Your family will agree that this is one breakfast worth waking up for!—Erin Renouf Mylroie, Santa Clara, Utah
Make a sweet and savory twist on the classic ham sandwich by swapping out the Swiss cheese and opting for melty brie cheese instead. Add in some apricot preserves and crisp these sandwiches up to make something really special
My hearty sandwich has different yet complementary flavors and textures. Make it even cozier by adding slices of cooked sweet potato slices. —Sarah Savage, Buena Vista, Virginia
Trade in the regular flavors of pickles and onions for tangy cilantro and creamy avocados in this fun twist. Some simple additions really add some herbacious flavors to this tuna salad!
Who needs mayonnaise when you have leftover hummus? Using hummus as the main spread really adds a nice twist on your favorite turkey sandwich, and the pepperjack cheese brings a punch of spice, too.
Turn your favorite gyros recipe into a Meatless Monday celebration. These vegetarian pita sandwiches will even satisfy the meat lovers in your life
My family loves panini press recipes. The bacon, apple and tarragon in this recipe go together so well. If you don’t have a panini maker or an indoor grill, you can easily pan-fry or broil these excellent sandwiches.—Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Give regular old egg salad a kick of flavor with curry powder. That’ll make these sandwiches slightly spicy and super savory.
You’ll never have to choose between a salad and a sandwich again. With its generous ingredients piled club-style high, we affectionately call it the alpha Clobb sandwich! —Carmell Childs, Clawson, Utah
The tastes of summer abound in this easy Italian-style grilled cheese sandwich. Not only is it delicious, it's super-fast, so you can get back to those summer outdoor activities. —Sylvia Schmitt, Sun City, Arizona
Who needs pulled pork when you have this BBQ chicken sandwich? They have all the flavor of pulled pork but cook up in a fraction of the time.
Combine the flavors of Taco Tuesday with your favorite Philly cheese steak. You may never want to go back to the original sandwich after eating this!
If you’re looking to add a little bite to your classic grilled cheese recipe, look no further than pickled onions. We love sandwiching a few inside this sandwich for a touch of acidity and some foodie flair. —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
I work a 12-hour night shift at a hospital, and when I come home in the morning, I don't feel like cooking a big breakfast. I love these sandwiches because they're versatile; sometimes I use apples instead of pears, and different cheeses, such as Brie or grated Parmesan. —L.J.Washington, Carpinteria, California
Turn your view of turkey upside down by making this open-faced sandwich. It’s smothered in gravy to make it reminiscent of your favorite diner meals.
Take your grilled cheese sandwich to a place it's never been before with crispy bacon and tangy tomatoes and five—yes, five!—types of cheese. —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist