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.
I enjoy watching gourmet cooking shows on television. As a mother of five, I find those time-consuming dishes don't fit my busy schedule. After seeing a chef create a sandwich and cheese sauce on one program, I came up with this quick version. It's been a hit in my house ever since.
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
Store-bought coleslaw adds sweetness and a fun change of pace to these extra-easy grilled sandwiches. Serve chips or veggies alongside, and dinner will be ready on the double! —Missy Herr, Quarryville, Pennsylvania
"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."
In Madison, Minnesota, Diane Schuelke gets the taste of chicken cordon bleu without all the work. She rolls Swiss cheese and deli meats into a swirled sandwich loaf that bakes to a golden brown. "My entire gang looks forward to this dinner," she shares.
These classic creations are bound to please even the biggest sandwich fan. Plus, they come together quickly with deli meats, packaged sliced cheese and bottled salad dressing.—Debbie Brunssen, Randolph, Nebraska