13 Easy Sandwich Recipes to Save You From a Boring Desk Lunch

Published On 08/27/2015 Published On 08/27/2015

Sometimes you need more than a PB&J -- like when you start a new job and need to look like a grown-up, or when you pack a picnic for a hot date. These 13 sandwich recipes will help keep up appearances with the most minimal of efforts.

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Breakfast sandwich to go

One day of prep, breakfast sandwiches for the week. Just freeze them and warm them up in the toaster oven or microwave. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • English muffins
  • Eggs
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Bacon, sausage, or ham


The perfect tuna salad sandwich

The ultimate pantry sandwich, because it’s so easy and so good. The perfect recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Tuna
  • Celery
  • Mayonnaise
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Easy bánh mì

Sure, “easy bánh mì” is an oxymoron, but this one’s at least easier than whatever you've been doing before. Just buy uncured ham, head cheese, and pâté at your local deli and assemble it yourself. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Baguette
  • Pork pâté
  • Ham
  • Daikon


Roasted red pepper hummus, avocado, and feta

The most difficult part of this sandwich is smashing the avocado, which you’re already a pro at, right? The full recipe is right here.

Key ingredients:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Hummus
  • Avocado
  • Feta cheese
  • Roasted red peppers
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Tomato and arugula sandwich

The best way to eat a salad? Stuff it inside a crusty baguette. A little mayo and mustard... done! Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Baguette
  • Tomato
  • Arugula
  • Mayo & mustard


Ham and cheese pretzel

The secret ingredient is garlic butter, and the 30 seconds it takes to baste your pretzel bun with it is highly worth it. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Pretzel buns
  • Ham
  • Cheese
  • Mustard
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Open-faced tomato sandwich

It’s open-faced because it’s gorgeous. And also because a second slice is just another step. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Nine-grain bread
  • Basil mayonnaise
  • Tomatoes


Shredded Buffalo chicken sandwich

Like game-day buffalo wings transformed into a magnificent sandwich. And it’s ready in 10 minutes. Get the simple recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Kaiser rolls
  • Chicken
  • Buffalo sauce
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Sandwich pull-aparts

Sandwiches for a crowd -- and a beautiful, cheese-filled centerpiece to boot. This community sandwich requires everyone to pull apart their own pieces, which makes life even easier for you. Find the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Sandwich bread loaf
  • Deli meats
  • Sliced cheeses


A simple turkey melt

Carb + meat + carb + cheese = the perfect sandwich. Math is easy, and so is this sandwich. It’s all broken down here.

Key ingredients:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Turkey
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Turkey and cranberry-mayo sandwich

Sometimes it’s all about the sauce. It almost doesn’t matter what else is sandwiched between those two slices of bread as long as this cranberry mayo is in there. Get sauced here.

Key ingredients:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Turkey
  • Veggies
  • Cranberry mayo


Cheesy ham and pineapple sandwich

Wrap ham, cheese, pineapple, and squishy potato bun in foil and heat it up until it’s nice and toasty. Instructions here.

Key ingredients:

  • Potato bun
  • Ham
  • Pineapple
  • Cheddar cheese
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Smoked salmon and egg breakfast bagel

Making your own bagel and lox is easier than walking to the deli, because walking. Plus, you can add an egg to it without any judgment from some wise guy. The recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Bagel
  • Smoked salmon
  • Egg
  • Red onion
  • Cream cheese



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