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.

A sandwich with chicken salad, tomatoes and lettuce.
Southwest Chicken Ranch Salad. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.
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Roast Beef Gouda Grilled Cheese

Smoked gouda roast beef grilled cheese cut in half and stacked.
Roast Beef Gouda Grilled Cheese. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Roast Beef Gouda Grilled Cheese

Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich

Strawberry goat cheese roast beef sandwich on a bun.
Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich

Chopped Italian Sandwich

Chopped Italian Sandwich. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

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.
Get the Recipe: Chopped Italian Sandwich

Roasted Sweet Potato Apple Ham Sandwich

Sweet potato apple ham sandwich on marbled rye bread.
Roasted Sweet Potato Apple Ham Sandwich. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Apple Ham Sandwich

Chickpea Pesto Sandwich

Chickpea pesto sandwich cut in half and stacked on a white plate.
Chickpea Pesto Sandwich. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Chickpea Pesto Sandwich

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. Photo credit: The Gracious Pantry.

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.
Get the Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Avocado Green Goddess Sandwich

Avocado Green Goddess Sandwich. Photo credit: Wholefood Soulfood Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Avocado Green Goddess Sandwich

Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich

Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich. Photo credit: The Gourmet Bon Vivant.

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.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich

Danish Sandwich

Danish Sandwich. Photo credit: Lavender & Macarons.

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.
Get the Recipe: Danish Sandwich

Hummus Sandwich

Hummus Sandwich. Photo credit: Greedy Gourmet.

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.
Get the Recipe: Hummus Sandwich

Smoked Salmon BLAT

Salmon BLT with avocado on an English muffin.
Smoked Salmon BLAT. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon BLAT

Pear Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese

Pear bacon and brie grilled cheese on a plate with a knife.
Pear Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Pear Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese

Grilled Steak Sandwich

Grilled Steak Sandwich. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

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!
Get the Recipe: Grilled Steak Sandwich

Veggie Cheese Sandwich

Veggie Cheese Sandwich. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

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.
Get the Recipe: Veggie Cheese Sandwich

Dijon Dill Salmon Salad Sandwich

Dijon dill salmon salad with roasted chickpeas on a lettuce wrap.
Dijon Dill Salmon Salad Sandwich. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Dijon Dill Salmon Salad Sandwich

Southwest Ranch Chicken Salad Sandwich

Southwest ranch chicken salad sandwich on pumpernickel.
Southwest Ranch Chicken Salad Sandwich. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Southwest Ranch Chicken Salad Sandwich

Turmeric Chicken Salad Sandwich

Turmeric chicken salad on a slice of bread.
Turmeric Chicken Salad Sandwich. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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.
Get the Recipe: Turmeric Chicken Salad Sandwich

Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

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.
Get the Recipe: Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Miso Maple Tofu Sandwich

Miso Maple Tofu Sandwich. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

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.
Get the Recipe: Miso Maple Tofu Sandwich

Garlic Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich

Garlic yogurt chicken salad sandwich with sun dried tomato pesto.
Garlic Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

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?”
Get the Recipe: Garlic Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich

Egg & Cress Sandwich

Egg & Cress Sandwich. Photo credit: Greedy Gourmet.

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.
Get the Recipe: Egg & Cress Sandwich

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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.

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