10+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Sandwich

These tasty twists on traditional sandwiches will actually have you looking forward to lunchtime.

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French Dip Sandwich With Onions Feature
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French Dip Sandwich with Onions

“When I want to impress company, these satisfying sandwiches are my first pick for the menu. I serve them with the cooking juices in individual bowls for easy use.” —Florence Robinson, Lenox, Iowa

Get the recipe for French Dip Sandwich with Onions.

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Toasted Reubens

“New Yorkers say my Reubens taste like those served in the famous delis there. For a little less kick, you can leave out the horseradish.” —Patricia Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Get the recipe for Toasted Reubens.

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Green Tomato BLT

“I absolutely love tomatoes, any kind, any size. Being from the South, that includes fried green tomatoes. I created a special summer sandwich to show them off.” —Hillian Holmgren, Del Rio, Texas

Get the recipe for Green Tomato BLT.

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Meat Loaf Burgers

“These hearty meat loaf sandwiches are great for potluck dinners. Served on hamburger buns, the beefy patties get extra flavour when topped with the seasoned tomato sauce.” —Peggy Burdick, Burlington, Michigan

Get the recipe for Meat Loaf Burgers.

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Hot Pineapple Ham Sandwiches

“Your trusty slow cooker lets you make these warm, gooey sandwiches without heating up the house on a hot day. The mustard and brown sugar give them such satisfying richness.” —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Get the recipe for Hot Pineapple Ham Sandwiches.

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Turkey Focaccia Club

“My family thinks this sandwich is pure heaven thanks to the cranberry-pecan mayo. It’s so good that they ask me to make it all year long.” —Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona

Get the recipe for Turkey Focaccia Club.

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Shrimp Po’Boys with Pineapple Slaw

“This twist on the traditional po’boy sandwich adds flavour and veggies while reducing fat and calories. For a smoked flavour, grill the shrimp. For a lower-carb option, serve the po’boy open-faced on a baguette half.” —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

Get the recipe for Shrimp Po’Boys with Pineapple Slaw.

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Baked Ham and Colby Sandwiches

“This yummy ham sliders recipe is a winner with friends and family. Not only are the warm sandwiches a snap to prepare, but they smell so good when baking that no can resist them. They are a staple at our get-togethers.” —Sherry Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas

Get the recipe for Baked Ham and Colby Sandwiches.

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Mighty Hero Sandwich

“My friend Valerie is a gracious hostess. Of all the dishes she’s shared over the years, this hero sandwich stands out. It’s easy and colourful, and the marinated veggies give it all kinds of oomph.” —Kelley Boyce, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Get the recipe for Mighty Hero Sandwich.

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Dilly Chicken Sandwiches
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Dilly Chicken Sandwiches

“A creamy lemon-dill spread adds summery flavour to tender chicken served between slices of grilled French bread with slices of lettuce and tomato. Serve it for lunch, or for a light and breezy dinner on the patio.” —Orien Major, Hinton, Alberta

Get the recipe for Dilly Chicken Sandwiches.

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Ham & Potato Salad Sandwiches

“These little sandwiches with zingy toppings are super simple to pull together. This classic version originated in a deli in Prague, where they’re a really popular winter party food.” —Cara McDonald, Winter Park, Colorado

Get the recipe for Ham & Potato Salad Sandwiches.

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