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Easy Creative Sandwich Ideas

Updated on March 13, 2011

When you need to throw together a meal quickly, it's hard to find anything easier to make than sandwiches. They're a great option for lunch or dinner, whether you're eating at home or on the go. Many people take sandwiches to school or work for lunch several days each week. It's not unusual for families to even designate an evening each week as sandwich night.

The fact that you eat sandwiches frequently doesn't mean that you have to stick with just one or two types of sandwiches. There are so many easy and creative sandwich ideas that you can enjoy as much variety as you want. To make a delicious, all you need is a few pieces of your favorite type of bread and flavorful fillings.

Simple and Tasty Sandwich Filling Ideas

If you're looking for a new sandwich idea, try one (or several) of these filling ideas:

Meatless Sandwich Fillings

  • Cream cheese mixed with olives
  • Cream cheese and strawberry jam
  • Cream cheese mixed with chopped dates, chopped walnuts, cream cheese, and lemon juice
  • Cream cheese mixed with chopped pecans and crushed pineapple
  • Cottage cheese with chopped dates and walnuts mixed in
  • Cheddar cheese and mustard
  • Sliced pineapple with mayonnaise and grated cheddar cheese
  • Egg salad (chopped hardboiled eggs mixed with dill relish and mayonnaise
  • Grate carrots mixed with chopped raisins and mayonnise
  • Peanut butter toped with chopped dates
  • Peanut butter mixed with honey and chopped nut
  • Chopped apples mixed with celery, walnuts, and mayonnaise
  • Sliced cucumbers and sour cream
  • Sliced tomatoes, avocado slices, and mayonnaise
  • Grated cheddar cheese and mustard

Meaty Sandwich Fillings

  • Any type of sliced luncheon meat topped with cheese and your favorite veggies
  • Slices of Leftover meatloaf
  • Bacon, lettuce leaves, and sliced tomato
  • Cooked turkey and cranberry sauce
  • Pimiento cheese
  • Sliced ham, sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and alfalfa sprouts
  • Chipped beef mixed with chipped beef and diced onions
  • Peanut butter mixed topped with cooked bacon slices and chopped apple
  • Deviled ham, American cheese, sliced tomato, and mustard
  • Tuna salad topped with potato chips
  • Smoked sausage topped with grilled sliced bell peppers and onions
  • Chicken salad – chopped cooked chicken mixed with mayonnaise, chopped hard boiled eggs and dill relish
  • Ham salad – ground ham mixed with chopped hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, and sweet relish
  • Reuben – corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese
  • Shrimp salad – boiled shrimp mixed with chopped onion, fresh black pepper, and Italian salad dressing


Do you have favorite sandwich filings that you'd like to share? Feel free to post your suggestions in the comments section below.


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