Hot Sandwich Recipes
Deli Reuben Sandwich
Enjoy a hot and hearty sandwich for lunch, griddled until toasty or piled high with pastrami, grilled steak, cheese, or roasted vegetables. Choose from Reubens, slow-cooker pulled pork, sloppy joes, cheesesteak, Monte Cristos, eggplant parmesan, and much more.Spicy brown mustard replaces the usual Russian dressing in this easy version of a classic deli sandwich. Layer corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese on toasted, buttered rye bread and bake until the cheese melts. Serve with pickles on the side.
Eggplant and Mozzarella Melt
An oven-fried version of eggplant Parmesan tops crusty Italian bread to make this satisfying hot vegetarian sandwich. For an extra treat, brush the halved loaf of bread with garlic butter and brown under the broiler before adding the layers of tomato sauce, eggplant, and mozzarella.
This easy version of pulled pork is made in your slow cooker. Pile the tender meat on crusty rolls with tangy red cabbage slaw.
Meatball Hero Sandwich
Pile hero rolls with mini meatballs and roasted onion, bell pepper, and zucchini to make these hot and hearty sandwiches. The bacon-flecked meatballs can be frozen for up to three months.
These sloppy Joes get a Southwestern accent from pickled jalapenos, cilantro, and a topping of sliced avocado. Dish them up on hoagie rolls for the adults and mini buns for the kids.Get the Sloppy Joes Recipe
Monte Cristo Sandwich
To make this American, classic, dip ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches in egg batter and pan-fry them. Dust the hot sandwiches with confectioners' sugar and serve with strawberry jam on the side if you like.
Slow-Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Savor the flavor of spicy buffalo wings in sandwich form when you simmer boneless chicken breasts and thighs in your slow-cooker with crushed tomatoes and hot-pepper sauce. Serve the shredded chicken on hamburger buns with blue cheese dressing on the side, if you like.
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.
Inspired by calzones, these sandwiches are made by folding goat cheese, mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, and soppressata sausage into homemade pizza dough. Tuck a lightly dressed arugula and basil salad into the sandwiches just before serving.
Cheese Steak Sandwich
To make these Philly-style cheese steaks, melt provolone cheese over sauteed onion and rib-eye or eye-of-round steak. To achieve thin slices, freeze the beef for 30 minutes, then cut with a serrated knife.
Turkey Sandwich with Apple and Havarti
Homemade peach chutney mixed with Dijon mustard livens up this hot turkey sandwich. Broil turkey cutlets or use leftover roast turkey.
This hearty variation of the croque-monsieur -- a ham and Gruyere cheese sandwich cloaked in bechamel sauce -- includes roasted fingerling potatoes. The recipe comes from San Francisco's Tartine Bakery.
Marinated Flank Steak Sandwiches
Marinate flank steak and onion in a mixture of orange and lime juices, cumin, and garlic before searing on a grill pan. Assemble the sandwich on a grilled ciabatta loaf with Gruyere cheese and dill pickle.
Portobello, Broccoli, and Red-Pepper Melts
Your broiler does the work for these open-faced sandwiches, first roasting the broccoli, mushrooms, and peppers, then melting the Gouda cheese over the tops. Spread the bread with garlic mayonnaise before piling on the vegetables.
Barbecued Chicken on Garlic Toast
Using a rotisserie chicken and bottled barbecue sauce, these irresistible sandwiches are ready in 15 minutes. Use thick Texas toast or regular white sandwich bread to make the garlic toast.
Balsamic-Glazed Pork Sandwiches
Boil balsamic vinegar and brown sugar down to a rich, thick glaze for brushing roast pork tenderloins. Stack slices of pork and red onion on country rolls.
Turkey Sausage Sandwiches
Sweet sauteed bell peppers and onions top sweet or spicy Italian turkey sausage. Serve the sausages on hoagie rolls or crusty French bread, topped with mustard if desired.
Chicken, Onion, and Mozzarella Sandwiches with Roasted Potatoes
Melt fresh mozzarella over pan-seared chicken cutlets and serve on ciabatta rolls with roasted red onion and arugula. You can also make these sandwiches with pork cutlets.
Roasted Vegetable, Ham, and Turkey Melts
Layer sliced turkey and ham over roasted mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Top these open-faced sandwiches with Swiss cheese and melt it under the broiler.
Pork and Beans Sandwiches
The culinary traditions of North and South combine to make one delicious sandwich when you braise a pork shoulder with beans and slab bacon in a molasses-rich sauce. Serve the meat and beans on soft potato buns topped with pickled red onions and jalapenos and shredded cabbage.