12 Ways to Eat a Sandwich for Dinner

updated May 1, 2019
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Don’t mistake sandwiches as a lunchtime-only food. Yes, PB&J might not be the most exciting dinner, but there are plenty of complex (but not complicated) sandwiches out there that will satisfy you for your evening meal.

Here are a dozen of our favorite dinner-worthy sandwiches.

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You’ll be happy to know that making bánh mì sandwiches at home is easier than you might think — especially this tofu version.

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The Cuban sandwich is one of our favorites. It’s the perfect mix of citrus-marinated pork, ham, and sharp Swiss cheese on Cuban bread or a soft-on-the-inside white roll that’s been put through the sandwich press.

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If you’re making sandwiches for dinner and need a lot of them, try using this tutorial to make one large sandwich to feed everyone. The key is not to skimp on the fillings. Once you have the basic method down, try these too:

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We’ll always say yes to a sauce-covered Parmesan sandwich, and this meat-free version is hearty enough to satisfy even the staunchest carnivores in your life.

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5. Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Fried green tomatoes are one of our favorite summertime dinners, and putting them on a BLT-style sandwich might just be the best way to enjoy them.

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The combination of sweet, salty, creamy, and peppery in this sandwich is completely mouthwatering. You’ll want to eat it several times each week.

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With a handful of our favorite ingredients, this spring sandwich is best when you can find fresh asparagus at the farmers market.

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The benefit of making your own French dip with the beef broth, or jus, is adding the spices and flavors you prefer.

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What’s a Hot Brown, you ask? Only the best hangover food that’s perfectly acceptable to eat for dinner. It’s an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and Mornay sauce.

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If you have leftover pork tenderloin, this sandwich recipe is a must-try. The savory-sweet onion jam is the perfect condiment.

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Eggplant caponata is one of the most versatile dishes you can make. It can be a dip, sauce, or delicious vegetarian sandwich. Just don’t skimp on the mozzarella.

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The trick to getting these fish fillets perfectly crispy in the oven is toasting the panko breadcrumbs on the stovetop first. After that, the rest is all about your favorite toppings.