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Best Toasted Sandwich Recipes

Updated on August 23, 2017
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Gordon has been cooking and experimenting with food since childhood. He loves coming up with new and tasty culinary creations.

Toasted Sandwiches - Perfect for Lunch or Supper!

It is probably safe to say that almost everyone's idea of what is the best toasted sandwich recipe will differ. That is why I intend to examine on this page not only the best toasted sandwich recipes according to my own taste, but also those which I believe will appeal to a wider variety of tastes. On an ongoing basis, I will include more toasted sandwich recipes to a very varied degree and in so doing, hope that I can incorporate at the very least one suggestion to suit everyone's toasted sandwich tastes.

Best Sandwich Toaster
Best Sandwich Toaster

Top Tip for Making the Best Toasted Sandwiches

Make sure you have one of the best sandwich toasters

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Cuisinart Dual-Sandwich Nonstick Electric Grill

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The Basic Guide to Making Toasted Sandwiches

How to make sure you get it right from the start

There is nothing complicated in the making of toasted sandwiches but - as with anything else - there are always aspects of debate and controversy which can creep in to the equation. One such debate is whether it is necessary to use real butter when making toasted sandwiches or whether a butter substitute such as margarine is acceptable. I have to be honest and say that although I have tried using butter substitutes when making toasted sandwiches, I have found that the quality is very much compromised in such instances. Yes, of course it is down to personal preference - but my recommendation would always be to use real butter.

Safety Tips for Making Toasted Sandwiches

A factor it is always important to consider in the kitchen

Whenever we are performing any task in the kitchen, we should always be conscious of the relevant safety factors. Making toasted sandwiches involves using an appliance which will become very hot immediately prior to, during and even after the cooking process. It is important, therefore, to be careful not to touch the hot plates on the sandwich maker and to keep small children out of the road during these times.

NB Note also that the filling in toasted sandwiches is likely to remain very hot for a time after cooking. This is particularly the case where such as cheese has been used and will have melted. It is important to guard against burning your mouth in this way and allow these sandwiches sufficient time to cool.

Cheese, Sage and Onion Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Quick, easy - and delicious!

Sage and onion is of course the basis of a common form of turkey stuffing but both go extremely well with cheese. This is therefore the toasted sandwich recipe which I probably prepare most often, both for its taste and its simplicity.

Filling Ingredients

1oz grated cheddar (or other hard) cheese

1/4 small onion (very finely chopped)

Generous pinch of dried sage

Freshly ground black pepper

Method

Mix the four ingredients thoroughly together in a bowl with a small spoon. Sit the first slice of bread butter side down in the sandwich maker and very carefully spoon the mixture on top, Leaving a narrow gap around the edges. Place the second side of bread on top, butter side up, and close the lid of the sandwich toaster. Most toasted sandwich makers will indicate by a light coming on that the toasted sandwich is ready but around three to four minutes is the average timescale.

Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe
Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe
Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe
Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Perfect for breakfast or as a simple lunch

This bacon and tomato toasted sandwich recipe is not only absolutely delicious but also makes for a very attractive presentation if you perhaps want to serve it to a lunch guest. Please note very carefully, however, that it is essential the bacon be cooked before it is used in the toasted sandwich.

Ingredients

2 slices of buttered bread

2 bacon rashers

4 slices of tomato

1 tsp freshly chopped flat leaf parsley

Freshly ground black pepper

Method

The first step is to grill the bacon and then roughly chop it as shown. The toasted sandwich maker should only at that point be put on to heat. The ingredients should then be assembled in the order of the first slice of bread, the bacon, the pepper, the tomato slices, the parsley and the second slice of bread. Note that no salt should be needed in this toasted sandwich recipe as the bacon should provide all the seasoning required in that respect.

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Sandwiches, Panini, and Wraps: Recipes for the Original Anytime and Anywhere Meal
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Egg and Parsley Toasted Sandwich Recipe

A classic combination

The first step towards perfect results with an egg toasted sandwich recipe is to ensure that the egg is always removed from the refrigerator at least two hours prior to attempting to cook with it. This is not just a guideline but an essential requirement for cooking with eggs, especially when they are to be such as fried, poached or boiled.

Ingredients

2 slices of buttered bread

1 large egg

1 tsp freshly chopped parsley

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

When the egg has been allowed to reach room temperature, break it carefully in to a small bowl or cup. Pour the egg from this cup on to the first slice of bread in the toasted sandwich maker, season with salt and pepper and then sprinkle on the parsley before adding the second slice of bread.

Toasted Sandwich Recipes or Traditional Sandwich Recipes? - Which is your choice?

Do you prefer toasted sandwich recipes or traditional sandwich recipes?

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love all these recipes, very easy to follow and I gotta buy a sandwich maker

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      Tracy Smith 3 years ago from Maryville, TN

      Nice recipes. Thanks for the inspiration. We just got a sandwich maker, old to me but new to my teens, the family is loving coming up with new ideas.

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      queenofduvetcover 3 years ago

      I love my toasted sandwiches with ham, cheese, tomatoes, shredded cabbage and pickles! But I want to try the bacon and tomato recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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      philstephens 4 years ago

      I love toasted sandwiches, my favourite (by far!) is baked beans and cheese. The seal the sandwich maker creates stops the beans spilling out. Beware though! It is piping hot!

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      Toasted salami

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      heehaw lm 4 years ago

      i need to try some above way of preparing the sandwiches.

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      angelbucket 5 years ago

      Cheese and Marmite for me :)

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I'm going to try the Cheese, Sage and Onion one you've got here - it sounds wonderful.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Anything veggie works for me!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      egg sandwich is yemmy

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Any toasted sandwich is good.. Yum!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Drum roll, please. Ready? I like almond butter on toasted organic wheat bread.

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      StaCslns 5 years ago

      I love just an old fashioned grilled cheese! Great ideas here!!

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      Edwardjames81 5 years ago

      Cheese and chorizzo

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Tuna, Mayo, Sweetcorn and cheddar. A few chilli flakes if you like a little heat. Yum

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      I love toasted sandwiches! Thankyou for showing how to make them!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lightly butter outside of bread,add a slice of good ham,evenly spread ham with good english mustard,add cheese of choice,i prefer a mature cheddar.Serve tomato relish alongside....yum

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed your lens, great little snack for me when I need something warm.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I stopped by earlier and had to take a break for a toasted sandwich....cheese, sage and onion is yummy!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like your lens and the different recipes. My favorite sandwich is Ham, cheese and turkey with fired wegg in it on pmpernickle bread. http://www.toastedsandwichmaker.com

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      great lens and thanks for sharing your sandwich recipes... :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing all these great ideas.

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      Gordon N Hamilton 6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      @Bill Armstrong: Hi, Billy. Thanks very much for your comments and I would be honoured. I am working extremely long hours at the moment which is why I am not around Squidoo much but hope to catch up soon.

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Gordon, would you have any objections i I lensroll any of your lenses?

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      awe them

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Oh boy, this Lens made me so hungry! Thanks for a delicious Lens!

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Cheese and onion for me!