Kids Sandwich Ideas

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Kids Sandwich Ideas

BTST Sandwich

bacon tomato ham sandwich
  • 1/4 Cup of salad dressing
  • 8 slices of bread, toasted
  • 12 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and drained well
  • 8 thin slices of deli turkey
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 fresh spinach leaves or lettuce
Spread the salad dressing on one side of each slice of toasted bread.
Lay 3 slices of bacon onto each of 4 slices of bread.
Top the bacon with 2 slices of ham.
Add 2 slices of tomato to each sandwich and top with 2 spinach leaves.
Place the other slices of bread, salad dressing down onto the top of each sandwich.
Makes 4 servings


Cut up bananas into coin slices and add to a peanut butter sandwich. Very healthy and simple for school lunches.

Pineapple Cream Cheese sandwich

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tbsp of crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 4 bagels
  • 4 pineapple rings
Place the cream cheese into a mixing bowl.
Add the crushed pineapple and stir until smooth.
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the bottom half of the bagel.
Place a pineapple ring onto each bagel half.
Top with the remaining bagel half.
Makes 4 sandwiches

Cream Cheese & Cucumber Sandwich

by Emma (johnsonville)
  • two slices of bread
  • cream cheese
  • cucumber cut in coins
Put cucumber on bread and serve.

Veggie Sneak Sandwich

by Misty (Phoenix, AZ)
We Mom's know it's hard getting our kids to eat their veggie's, so to get mine to eat a little more (than SHE thinks!), whenever she has a deli meat and cheese sandwich for lunch, I add grated carrots in between the meat and cheese... more veggie's for her, less hassle for me to get her to eat them! It's a win-win!!

Tevaughn's Peanut Butter Sandwich

by Amanda Kerns (Katy, Texas, USA)
  • 2 Slices Bread
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 Banana Sliced
  • 1/8 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 2 Tsps Honey
Spread peanut butter on both slices of bread. Place sliced banana's on either side of bread and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top of peanut butter. Drizzle honey across the walnuts. Put the bread and peanut butter together with the other half and enjoy!

Hot Club Sandwich

  • 4 (1 in.) thick slices of French bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 slices of bologna
  • 4 slices of salami
  • 1 (16 oz.) can of sauerkraut, optional
  • 1 C of Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cover one side of each slice of bread with the butter.
Cut the bologna and salami slices in half.
Place a half slice of bologna on each slice of bread and top with a slice of salami.
Repeat with the bologna and salami slices.
Top each club with sauerkraut.
Spread the cheese evenly over each sandwich.
Place the sandwiches on a microwave safe plate.
Microwave the sandwiches on high 3 minutes.
Turn the plate 1/2 turn and continue to microwave for 4 minutes or until heated through.
Makes 4 servings

Make Ahead Sub Sandwiches

  • 1 (16 oz) loaf of French bread
  • 1/2 (8 oz) container of sour cream ranch dip
  • 3/4 Cup of pkg. shredded carrots
  • 1 Cup of lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 of a cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
  • 2 oz thin sliced deli roast beef
  • 2 oz. thin sliced deli ham
  • 2 oz. thin sliced deli turkey
  • 2 oz thin sliced deli chicken
  • 4 oz thin sliced provolone cheese
Cut the bread loaf in half lengthwise.
Spread the sour cream ranch dip onto the cut sides of the bread.
Layer the carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, all 4 types of meat and the cheese onto one side of the cut bread.
Close the bread over the top.
Wrap tightly in saran wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
To serve, cut into 8 slices and secure with a toothpick.
hoagie sandwiches
Makes 8 servings

Ham and Cheese Panini

by Dom Bazzini (Cottonwood, California USA)
DGBazzini's Slam Ham and Cheese Pannini

Slam Ham and Cheese Panini (Slamwich Panini Bazzini special)
  • 2 slices of Each:
  • Ham, regular deli ham (I like honey smoked or maple.)
  • Sliced American Cheese (~add any cheese you like)
  • Bread, toasted medium, or how you like it
  • Microwave safe plate
Make the sandwich on the plate.
Toast Bread.
Put the toast on the plate.
Put cheese on hot toast.
Put ham in the middle.
Put top on sandwich.
Slam it with your hand and smash it altogether. ~whallah! Slamwich Pannini Bazzini special
Microwave 15 - 30 seconds (Not longer, it will get yucky.)
Here is another panini sandwich.
Or try a pizza panini.

Picnic Sandwich

Ingredients: pita sandwich
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 drop Tabasco
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 French baguette or pita bread
  • chopped cooked chicken
  • 6 ounces Gouda cheese, cubed
  • 8 slices good bacon, cooked until just crisp
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 16 large lettuce leaves
Put the avocado insides into a bowl, add the lemon juice, drop Tabasco, and dash of salt, and mash until smooth and spreadable.
Cut the baguette in half lengthwise or open the pita bread. Spread avocado mixture on both inside halves of bread.
Add sandwich ingredients. Wrap up and serve for lunch.

Deluxe Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 pieces of thick bread
  • 1 slice of Cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices hickory smoked bacon, cooked crisp
  • 2 slices of sweet red bell pepper
  • 1 slice of Swiss cheese
Spread the butter on one side of each piece of bread. Place one slice of bread in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the slice of Cheddar cheese. Place the bacon on top of the Cheddar cheese. Lay the bell pepper slices over the bacon. Add the slice of Swiss cheese over the pepper slices. Place the second piece of bread, butter side up on the top. Grill for 3 minutes, turn and continue grilling an additional 3 minutes or until browned and the cheese has begun to melt.

Flower Sandwich

See how to make a flower shaped biscuit sandwich

Spam Salad Sandwiches

by Pam (Louisiana) These are quick & easy to make with things in your kitchen. If anyone thinks they don't like Spam~~give this a try & don't tell anyone what is in it~until after they try it. Or if you prefer~~keep it your little secret! They will love it!
  • 1 can Spam
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise or more if desired
  • Bread Slices
Place eggs in a pot. Add cool tap water to cover eggs & boil gently to cook.
Grate Spam & place in medium size bowl.
When eggs are done, rinse under cool water & peel eggs. Then Mash eggs with Potato Masher. Add to grated Spam.
Combine eggs, spam & relish. Then add Mayonnaise to combine. May use more Mayonnaise to your liking.
Then spread on bread slices to make sandwiches. Sandwiches may be left whole or cut in half diagonally or into 4 little squares~~which are fun for kids to eat.

Caprese Sandwich

Pizza Grilled Sandwich

  • 1 jar of Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Slices of bread
  • 3-5 Slices of pepperoni slices
  • 1 Slice of cheese\ your choice of grated cheese
  • 1 Slice of green bell pepper sliced real thin
  • Reduced fat margarine
Spread pizza sauce on slice of bread add pepperoni cover with cheese.
Top with other slice of bread.
Spread light coat of reduced fat margarine on outside of sandwich.
Have an adult to heat grill until hot.
Then grill pizzawich on both sides until browned.

Ham, Egg, Cheese Sandwich

by Jessica (Fontana, California)
  1. Put 2 pieces of bread into the toaster. Then put a tiny bit of vegetable oil into a pan. Then crack an egg into the pan.
  2. Next cook it for 2-4 minutes. Cook ham in the same pan for 2 minutes. Take the bread out of the toaster.
  3. Put the egg, ham and lay American cheese on top. Place on your toasted bread. There is your ham, egg, cheese sandwich.

Nutela & Honey Swirl Sandwich

by Emma (Graham WA) Makes 1
  • Nutela, 1 Tablespoon
  • honey, 1 Tablespoon
  • bread, 2 slices
Mix the Nutela and honey together. Spread on bread. Stick the 2 slices of bread together.
Serve. Enjoy!!!

Tuna Sandwiches

Find tuna sandwich recipes here as well.

Roll Up Sandwiches

by Marnie
1. Roll a slice of whole grain bread very thin with rolling pin.
2. Cut off crusts
3. Spread with topping (favs here are pb and j or cream cheese and diced or shredded veggies.
4. Roll up and put in fridge about 1/2 hr.
5. Slice into "pinwheels"

Christian's Monte Cristo Sandwich

by Christian (CO)
monte cristo Monte Cristo is a mix between French toast and a ham and cheese sandwich. If you prefer it without the French toast like step you can do that too. There are recipe directions for both methods.
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1-2 slices of turkey
  • 1-2 slices of ham
  • 1-2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • mustard for spreading, if desired
Dust with powdered sugar, if desired
Dip in raspberry jelly or maple syrup, optional

First Method:
First, heat up a toastmaster. Then, assemble the turkey and and cheese on the slices of bread. Add mustard if desired.
Next, put the sandwich into the toastmaster. Cook until the light turns green. Dust with powdered sugar if desired

Second Method:
Take your prepared sandwich above and continue with these directions:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon butter for frying
Beat together your egg and milk in a large bowl or pie plate. (large enough for your sandwich to sit
 in) Heat up a small skillet with butter. Meanwhile dip your sandwich in the egg batter and turn to coat both sides. Place in the melted butter in your skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
Dust with powdered sugar if desired. Serve with jelly or maple syrup.

PB&J Marshmallow Swirl Sandwich Surprise

by Caitlin Watts ( Graham WA )
makes 2 servings
  • 3 TBS of peanut butter
  • 2 TBS of grape or strawberry jam or jelly
  • 2 TBS of marshmallow cream
  • 1 TBS of softened unsalted butter
  • 4 slices of sandwich bread, such as whole wheat or white
  • 4 TBS of mini chocolate chips
Mix together the peanut butter,jam or jelly,marshmallow cream, and mini chocolate chips.Put 1 half of a TBS of butter on 1 slice of bread and 1 half of a TBS of butter on another slice of bread. Put 1 half of the mixture on a slice of bread that was not buttered and the other half of the mixture on the other slice of bread that was not buttered.

Put together 1 slice of bread with butter and 1 slice of bread with the mixture, and do the same with the other 2 slices of bread. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

Melt butter in the skillet.Put the sandwiches in the skillet.Cook each side of the sandwiches for 2 minutes. Remove the sandwiches from the heat. Place 1 on one plate and 1 on another plate. Cut each one in half.

Open Sandwiches

by Debbie
Cut bread with cookie cutters, spread cream cheese or butter on the top. Top with cucumber slices, tomato slices, ham or other meat. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in small tupperware container. If kids are worried that their bread will get too "soggy," place cream cheese in small container and include a spreading knife. Let them assemble their sandwich at lunchtime.
open face

Cookie Cutter Sandwiches

An easy sandwich to make is using cookie cutters out of your bread and fillings. You can add a little more fun to a kids lunchbox!
star shaped sandwich

Grilled PB&J Sandwich

by Emily (Temple,GA,USA)
  • 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter,depending on how much you like.
  • 1 Tablespoon of jelly
  • 2 pieces of bread (White Bread works best)
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • Frying Pan
1. Spread Peanut Butter on one side of each piece of bread.
2. Spread the Jelly on top of Peanut Butter.
3. Butter the other side of each piece of bread.
4. Put sandwich in frying pan and cook on each side for about two minutes,(depending on the frying pan).
5. Eat it and enjoy!!!!!

Taylor's Turkey Caprise

by Taylor Belusic (Pembroke Pines, Florida)
Ingredients {Makes one Sandwich}
  • 2 slices if bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup of cold turkey { cold cuts or cold chunks }
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1 slice of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of Brussels sprouts
Melt the butter on medium high on a small skillet big enough to put the slices of bread on. Take one slice of bread and place it flat on the skillet. Let it sit for a few minutes or until the bread is golden brown.

Put the tomato, onion, and turkey on the bread. Then, add the other piece of bread and carefully try to flip over the sandwich over so that the new bread is on the skillet. Let stand for a few minutes and take the sandwich off the skillet and put on the plate.

Add the Brussels sprouts to the sandwich. This will add a nutty flavor to the sandwich. You could add some honey mustard to the sandwich if you like. Once you have finished these steps, your ready to enjoy your sandwich!

PB&J Blossoms

by Deana (USA)
Cut a flower shape (using a cookie cutter) out of 2 slices of whole wheat bread.

Spread peanut butter and jelly on one slice of bread. In the center of the second slice of bread, use a lid from a water bottle and cut out a small circle. It will resemble the center of your flower.

Cut a small strip of celery lengthwise for the flower stem and use some of the celery leaves for your leaves.

Kids Sandwich Ideas- Wraps

Deli and Cheese Bites

  • 12 Tablespoons cheese spread with bacon
  • 8 slices of deli roast beef, ham, turkey or chicken
  • 24 baby sweet pickles, drained well

Spread the cheese evenly over one side of the roast beef slices.
Lay 3 pickles along the short side of each piece of roast beef.
Roll the roast beef around up around the pickles.
Place a toothpick into the middle of each pickle in each roll.
Cut the rolls into 3 pieces each.

Tortilla Wraps

by Sheila (US)

  • 4 8- or 9-inch flour tortillas
  • 2/3 cup bottled bacon-flavored ranch salad dressing
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 6 ounces deli thin-sliced cooked beef or ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 small apple, if you like
1. Place a piece of waxed paper on counter or table. Spread the tortillas out on waxed paper. Spread dressing over tortillas with a table knife. Place a lettuce leaf on each tortilla. Arrange meat on each tortilla near one edge. Top meat with cheese.

2. If using the apple, put it on a cutting board.l Use a sharp knife to cut the apple into 4 pieces. Cut out the core and cut the apple into thin slices. Arrange apple slices on top of the cheese.

3. Roll up tortillas, starting from the edge nearest the filling. Use the serrated knife to cut each tortilla roll in half crosswise.

Lettuce Wrap

In a large lettuce leaf, layer deli meat, chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad, chicken strips or chopped vegetables. Whatever filling you like. Add mustard or other dressing if you'd like. Roll up and eat.
This is a good way to forgo the bread and save calories and add more nutrition.

Cucumber Roll Ups

Tuna Melt Wrap

Use a tortilla for your wrap. Layer cheese slices, tuna salad or plain tuna, lettuce and cucumber slices. Microwave 15-30 seconds to melt cheese slightly. Roll up and eat!
tuna roll up
More tuna sandwich ideas.

Turkey Wraps

  • 8 small tortillas
  • 1 lb. sliced roast turkey, ham or other deli meat
  • 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup sprouts
  • 2 firm cucumbers, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 green onions, cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
To create your lettuce wrap start with pesto and salsa. Whichever you like on your sandwich. Top with sprouts, meat and vegetables. Wrap up and enjoy!

Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups

  • 1 soft flour tortilla
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • broccoli, chopped finely
Spread tortilla with cream cheese. Sprinkle with grated carrot and finely, chopped red pepper. Roll
up. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in lunch box.
~Use whatever vegetables your kids like, just cut them in very small pieces.

Ham Roll Ups

ham cheese roll up
  • 8 slices of white bread
  • 2 (2.5 oz) pkg. cooked ham sliced thin
  • 8 (1 oz.) sticks of string cheese
  • 1 Cup of honey mustard salad dressing
1. Cut the crust off each slice of bread.
2. Use a rolling pin and roll each slice of bread to about 1/4 inch thickness.
3. Divide the ham between the 8 slices of bread.
4. Place a stick of string cheese on each slice of bread at the edge closest too you.
5. Roll the bread over the cheese and ham.
6. Place 4 toothpicks into the roll about 1 inch apart.
7. Using a serrated knife cut each roll into 4 sections.
8. Serve with the honey mustard for dipping.

Rolled Sandwich

by Misaki C. (Scarbourgh, Ontario, Canada)
  • 3 slices of bread
  • fruit (ex. kiwi,strawberry,peaches,blueberry)
  • honey
  • 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
Cut the crusts of the bread and lay them out in a row on plastic wrap with about 3cm overlapping.
Spread honey on the bread and then spread cottage cheese on top of it.
Cut the fruit into thin slices so that you will be able to lay them out on the bread afterward.
Lay the fruit on the bread in rows with space between each row.
Finally, roll up the bread slices(together)and tightly wrap the wax paper around it. Leave it for about a minute and then cut the roll into slices (make about 3 slices).

Now, all you have to do is pack it into your picnic basket and ENJOY!

Banana Roll Up

by Brooke (Medina, OH) 10" flour tortilla
  • 1 small or medium banana
  • Nutella or peanut butter
Spread Nutella or Peanut Butter on the tortilla. Roll up the tortilla around the banana.

Fruit Ham Wrap

  • Spoonful of cream cheese mixed with spoonful of jam such as orange or apricot
  • Deli ham
  • Kiwi, peeled and cut lengthwise
Mix together cream cheese and jam until well blended. Spread cream cheese over slice of deli ham. Top with a sliced kiwi and roll up. Enjoy!

Pita Burger Wrap

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