Ever find yourself stuck in a lunchtime rut, cycling through the same few sandwich options week after week? It’s time to break the mold and introduce some excitement back into your midday meal. We’ve rounded up a collection of sandwich recipes that are not only easy to make but also pack a flavor punch strong enough to make your coworkers peek over their cubicles in envy. Get ready to transform your lunch from forgettable to unforgettable with these delicious bites.
Roast Beef Gouda Grilled Cheese
This isn’t just any sandwich, it’s a roast beef smoked gouda grilled cheese. Imagine tender roast beef and smoky gouda between crispy, buttery bread. It’s the kind of lunch that makes a regular day feel a little more special. Perfect on its own or dipped in tomato soup.
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Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich
The strawberry goat cheese roast beef sandwich is where gourmet meets comfort. Juicy roast beef and a sweet strawberry goat cheese spread come together in a sandwich so good, it could be straight out of a fancy bistro. Prepare for some serious lunch envy from your coworkers.
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Chopped Italian Sandwich
Hop on the TikTok trend with our take on the chopped Italian sandwich. It’s all about toasty buns, melty cheese, and a load of Italian flavors. This sandwich is a lunchtime conversation starter – and your taste buds will thank you.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Apple Ham Sandwich
Who said lunchtime has to be boring? The roasted sweet potato apple ham sandwich brings it all – sweet, savory, and a touch of tang with honey mustard, all pressed together with melty cheddar. This sandwich is a symphony of flavors that’ll have everyone peeking over their cubicle walls.
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Chickpea Pesto Sandwich
The chickpea pesto sandwich is a lunchtime game changer for all the vegetarians out there. Smashed chickpeas mixed with a unique pesto make a filling that’s both hearty and bursting with flavor. It’s a veggie-packed powerhouse that even meat lovers will envy.
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Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
These buffalo chicken sandwiches are ideal for a laid-back weekend or a casual lunch with friends. Great as sliders for a light bite or on larger buns for a more filling meal, they bring the flavor and fun of game day to your lunch hour.
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Avocado Green Goddess Sandwich
The avocado green goddess sandwich is a fresh and easy choice for any meal. Loaded with homemade guacamole and fresh greens, it’s easily customizable and perfect for a quick, satisfying lunch break.
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Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich
Turn last night’s dinner into today’s lunch win with the leftover meatloaf sandwich. Savory, filling, and simply delicious, especially when toasted. It’s the comfort food that keeps on giving, and it’ll make your lunch break the highlight of your day.
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Experience a taste of Denmark with the Smørrebrød, a traditional open-faced sandwich. Packed with unexpected yet delicious ingredients, it’s a refreshing change from the usual lunch fare and a definite conversation starter around the office.
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Who needs a BLT when you can have this hummus sandwich? Loaded with beetroot hummus, spinach, avocado, cucumber, and served on a bagel, it’s a plant-based dream that’ll make you forget all about meat. It’s the kind of lunch that keeps things interesting.
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Smoked Salmon BLAT
Shake up your sandwich routine with the smoked salmon BLAT. Rich smoked salmon, creamy avocado, and a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning – this is how you do lunch right. It’s the ultimate brunch-turned-lunch that’s bound to stir up some office chatter.
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Pear Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese
Take your grilled cheese to the next level with this pear bacon and brie creation. It’s a combo of sweet pears, salty bacon, and creamy brie, all hugged by crispy bread. This sandwich is a gourmet twist on a classic that’ll have your coworkers wishing they had your lunch.
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Grilled Steak Sandwich
Get ready for a grilled steak sandwich that’s all kinds of epic. It’s got our special steak rub, caramelized onions, horseradish aioli, and smoked cheddar – a lineup of flavors that turns lunch into a gourmet affair. It’s like a steak dinner in sandwich form!
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Veggie Cheese Sandwich
Dive into the ultimate veg cheese sandwich. For anyone craving a veggie twist, this sandwich is so good, you won’t believe it’s meat-free. It’s the kind of lunch that brings a little joy to your day.
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Dijon Dill Salmon Salad Sandwich
This dijon dill salmon salad sandwich is all about fresh flavors and satisfying protein. Packed with dill, lemon, and capers, it’s a zingy twist on your usual lunch fare. Smoky roasted chickpeas add an extra crunch that makes this sandwich anything but ordinary.
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Southwest Ranch Chicken Salad Sandwich
Get ready to be the envy of the lunchroom with this southwest ranch chicken salad cheddar melt. Stacked on pumpernickel and oozing with melted cheese, it’s a flavorful escape from the ordinary sandwich. Just wait for the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as you unwrap this delight.
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Turmeric Chicken Salad Sandwich
The turmeric chicken salad sandwich is your ticket to a vibrant and healthful lunch. With fresh turmeric root adding a nutritious boost, this creamy, crunchy salad is a gluten-free wonder that’s just as good on toast as it is in lettuce wraps.
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Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich
The avocado chickpea salad bagel sandwich is what plant-based lunch dreams are made of. It’s a healthy mash-up of smashed chickpea and avocado on poppyseed bagels, ready in minutes for a lunch that’s as tasty as it is good for you.
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Miso Maple Tofu Sandwich
Say hello to the miso maple tofu sandwich, a plant-based delight that’s anything but boring. Smoky tofu slabs with avocado, arugula, and tomato come together in a healthy, simple sandwich that’s a brilliant alternative to your usual turkey lunch.
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Garlic Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich
Elevate your lunch game with the garlic yogurt chicken salad sandwich. Think creamy chicken salad with a twist, slathered on fresh ciabatta and topped with a zesty sun-dried tomato spread. It’s the kind of sandwich that’ll have your coworkers asking, “Where’d you get that?”
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Egg & Cress Sandwich
The egg and cress sandwich is here to make your lunch healthy and quick. It’s a far cry from the traditional heavy egg and mayo sandwich. The addition of cress gives it a fresh twist, making it perfect for a sophisticated lunch, perhaps with some afternoon tea.
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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.