Kids' Favorite Sandwich Recipes
Open "Face" Egg Salad Sandwiches
Arrange sliced hard-cooked eggs over ham and an easy mayonnaise-and-mustard egg salad to make this fun lunch. Use lettuce, olives, peas, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, pickles, celery, and grated carrot to form the smiling faces. Kids will love to help make -- and eat -- these cheerful sandwiches.
Apple, Ham, and Cheddar Melt
Slices of Fuji apple add a delightful burst of sweetness to toasty ham-and-cheddar sandwiches. Kids will also love these with mozzarella or Monterey Jack.
Tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, and avocado fill this vegetarian sandwich. Scallion cream cheese adds a creamy kick.
Tuna Salad and Cheese Roll-Ups
Chopped celery and Granny Smith apple add crunch to the mixture of tuna and mayonnaise. Rolled up in lavash flatbread with American cheese slices, this is a lunch that any kid will love.
Turkey Sloppy Joes
Lean ground turkey and grated carrots make a lightened-up version of classic sloppy joes. Serve on whole-wheat hamburger buns.
Captain Cold Cut
Prosciutto, salami, provolone cheese, and roasted red peppers fill these Italian-style hero sandwiches. Whisk together a quick vinaigrette dressing to spread on the bread, or use mustard if your kids prefer.
Combine chopped chicken breast and cooked broccoli with cheddar and Jarlsberg cheeses to fill these easy burritos. Wrap the filling in small flour tortillas and bake until golden and crisp.
Grilled Turkey Parmesan Sandwich
Shake up your usual grilled-cheese routine with these Italian-accented sandwiches. Layer sliced turkey breast with Parmesan, marinara sauce, and provolone or mozzarella on your favorite bread and grill until toasty.
Starfish Biscuit Sandwiches
Tender baking-powder biscuits are filled with a simple, kid-pleasing combination of cheddar cheese and mayonnaise. Add a layer of deli sliced ham or turkey if you like.
The Mighty Mozz Sandwich
Fill hero rolls with diced fresh mozzarella coated in homemade or store-bought pesto. Add two more shades of green to these vegetarian sandwiches with butter lettuce and bell pepper.
Salami and Cream Cheese Sandwich
This salami sandwich holds up well in a lunchbox. If your child prefers, you can use wheat or white bread in place of rye, and spinach instead of arugula.
Mini Turkey Burgers
Grilled Ham and Cheese with Pears
Give your ham sandwich a makeover with Gruyere cheese and sliced pear. Toasting the sandwich until golden-brown makes it irresistible to adults and kids alike.
Emeril's Sloppy Joes
Emeril Lagasse's take on this childhood favorite combines lean ground beef, sauteed onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic in a lightly sweetened tomato sauce. If you like, double this recipe and freeze half of it to keep on hand for quick weeknight dinners.
Apricot and Cheddar Chicken Melt
Apricot preserves add a hint of sweetness to these chicken breast, ham, and cheese sandwiches. Before broiling, the chicken is marinated in white-wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and garlic.
Turkey, ham, Swiss cheese, and bread-and-butter pickles make a hearty sandwich on whole-wheat hero rolls. If packing in a lunchbox, keep the pickles separately so they won't make the bread soggy.
The creamy ricotta filling in these mini sandwiches hides broccoli, carrots, and red bell pepper. Make extra filling if you like -- it will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts
Chopped red onion, capers, lemon juice, oregano, and juicy slices of tomato add kicked-up flavor to chef Emeril Lagasse's hot, open-faced tuna sandwiches. Slices of provolone cheese over the top melt beautifully under the broiler.
The Pickler Sandwich
Bread-and-butter pickles add sweet crunch to egg salad. If top-split hot dog rolls aren't available, make these sandwiches on small hero or potato rolls.