39 best sandwich ideas
Perk up your picnic or lunchtime with our sandwich recipes, from steak baguettes and fish finger sarnies, to BLTs with avocado and on-trend katsu sandos
Want the best club sandwich, looking for the ultimate steak sandwich? Try our sandwich recipes to take on a picnic (more ideas here), or as a lunch at home 'al desko'.
Much better than a shop-bought sandwich, our homemade sandwiches are easy to make and super indulgent. Pair with a homemade warming soup for the ultimate lunch combo.
Best sandwich ideas
Rump steak, brushed in Marmite and layered with chutney, rocket and dolcelatte, makes for a seriously indulgent savoury lunchtime treat.
Make this classic sandwich meat-free with mushrooms, dill pickle, Swiss cheese and pickled red cabbage. The best reubens come loaded with condiments – you'll need four for this recipe.
Nothing beats a fish finger sandwich. We've added homemade tartare sauce, brioche buns and peppery rocket to posh this version up.
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This is an iconic food-truck sandwich in the US using Cuban mojo pork. It take a while to make but it's a great casual entertaining idea.
Upgrade your classic BLT to our ultimate bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with avocado. Make this easy sandwich recipe for a quick midweek lunch for two.
For this recipe, we took a classic grilled (read: fried) sandwich and made it even better by stuffing it with soft cheese, chillies and garlic. You won't go back to a normal grilled cheese once you've tasted this.
Create this ultimate deli-style sarnie with ciabatta bread stuffed full of tuna, egg and veggies for a healthy, yet satisfying lunch-time meal.
A classic coronation sarnie taken up a notch. Spices, garlic and ginger bump up the flavour, along with tangy pickled onions and crunchy poppadoms.
Make a batch of creamy coronation chicken, made with curry powder, spring onions and dried apricots, for a classic sandwich filler to enjoy for lunch.
This French-style open sandwich makes the best light lunch or quick snack. Make a healthier version of grilled cheese using quark, the low-fat soft cheese. Serve on sourdough toast with cucumber salad over the top.
The po’ boy is a New Orleans classic. The fried fillings include catfish, oysters and soft-shelled crab. What makes it extra special is the remoulade, a spiced Cajun mayo-based sauce. If you want to fill your deep-fried craving then try one of our deep-fried recipes.
This exciting Middle Eastern-style combination of spiced aubergine with a peanut dressing and a zingy relish offers something a little different for lunch. This recipe comes from the Le Bab chefs.
Yasmin Khan’s balik ekmek, a street-food staple popular in Istanbul, is a colourful medley of fried mackerel, salad and a pomegranate molasses dressing inside a ciabatta roll.
Check out this incredible supercharged egg mayo sarnie. Egg sandwiches can be a bit one dimensional but this turns up the volume in every way with pickly, salty, crunchy hits in every bite.
Our classic steak sandwich is really easy to prepare and dressed with fresh rocket leaves, buttery onions and a good dash of Worcestershire sauce for extra flavour. Serve with some chips and tuck in!
Try all of the good stuff in the deli section stuffed between springy focaccia slices.
This sarnie hails from Louisiana, which is famous for deep-frying its plentiful seafood and stuffing it in baguettes with loads of hot sauce.
A quicker, more economical version of a classic lobster roll. The avocado makes the filling go further... clever, right?
Get your friends over and slow cook this beef brisket for a simple yet hearty way to feed a crowd. Serve with sweet onions and creamy blue cheese for a next-level sandwich filling.
These rolls use a mash-up of a classic Marie Rose cocktail sauce and a spicy southern American remoulade dressing. Use small, sweet prawns if you can’t get crayfish.
Take your sandwiches up a notch with our impressive and crunchy celeriac katsu sando. This moreish Japanese sandwich may take a bit of effort but it's well worth the wait, plus it's veggie too.
Check out our crispy fish burger with vibrant mint mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce. This flaky fish bap may take a little effort but it's ready in just 30 minutes.
Switch up your usual sarnie for our sushi sandwich with soft sashimi tuna, pickled fiery ginger and crunchy veg. Plus, this easy Japanese onigirazu recipe is low in calories too.
These vegan baguettes are packed with creamy hummus, vibrant broad beans and flavoursome falafel, a perfect lunchtime meal.
Check out our vibrant and punchy Portuguese prego recipe. This simple steak sandwich recipe is served all over Portugal – the green piri-piri, although not traditional, gives a massive flavour boost.
Check out this epic buttermilk fried chicken recipe. Our own olive fried chicken sandwich takes a fast-food favourite up a notch with the addition of a spicy, salty, sweet glaze.
Packed with meltingly tender short ribs and creamy blue cheese this epic crispy baguette sandwich takes lunch to a whole new level. This makes four quite hefty sandwiches so you could split one and share with fries if you like or, if you are having a party, cut into smaller bite-sized sections.
Upgrade your sarnie with our Indian fish sandwich with creamy raita and punchy chutney. These easy flatbreads are quite magical, starting off puffy and scone-like then gradually becoming moreishly chewier as they cool down.
Open sandwich style, just like the Scandis! Our recipe for smoked mackerel on rye with horseradish cream and pickled radish makes for a great lunch or lighter dinner for one. The horseradish gives it a punchy kick.
This is a proper indulgent sandwich! Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish of breaded, fried pork served with cabbage and dark, sweet tonkatsu sauce. It also appears in sandwich form as the katsu sando, which is a popular grab-and-go lunch for busy workers. We have plenty more Japanese recipe ideas here.
Check out Sabrina Ghayour's take on everybody's favourite, the classic cheese toastie. Filled with salty halloumi, rose harissa and honey for a touch of sweetness, this toastie is too delicious for words. It's meat-free too, so your veggie friends don't have to miss out.
What did we do to deserve such an epic sandwich? Garlicy mushrooms, fresh green pesto, Taleggio cheese and roasted red peppers make for a delicious filling. Use brie if you want a veggie sandwich – taleggio is made with animal rennet.
We've taken a classic brunch recipe and made it even better with this recipe for eggs benedict baguette. It's also a great, easy way of making hollandaise.
This our ultimate version of a New York favourite. In just 10 minutes you can be enjoying that salty beef, tangy sauerkraut and melting cheese - perfect for an indulgent supper for one.
This is a meat-and-bread lover's dream. A soft bun stuffed with slow-roast beef comes with its very own bowl of hot gravy for dunking. Yes, DUNKING your sandwich in gravy is a thing!
Philly cheese steak + bulgogi is a marriage made in heaven sometimes known as a koagie. This indulgent sandwich is super easy to make. This is one of our favourite Korean recipes, but there are more here.
Fill bread rolls with meatballs for a speedy midweek meal. This easy sub recipe, made healthy with turkey mince is served with quick sweet potato wedges.
A really quick and easy lunch idea, this open steak sandwich is dressed with peppery rocket and sweet caramelised shallots. Creamed horseradish adds a punch for a flavour-packed snack or starter.
Legend goes that Elvis once chartered a plane from Memphis to Denver to eat one of these at the Colorado Mine Company restaurant. It's an American classic that sounds so wrong but tastes so right