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Best Toasted Sandwich Recipes

Gordon has been cooking and experimenting with food since childhood. He loves coming up with new and tasty culinary creations.


Toasted Sandwiches - Perfect for Lunch or Supper!

It is probably safe to say that almost everyone's idea of what is the best toasted sandwich recipe will differ. That is why I intend to examine on this page not only the best toasted sandwich recipes according to my own taste, but also those which I believe will appeal to a wider variety of tastes. On an ongoing basis, I will include more toasted sandwich recipes to a very varied degree and in so doing, hope that I can incorporate at the very least one suggestion to suit everyone's toasted sandwich tastes.

Best Sandwich Toaster

Best Sandwich Toaster

Top Tip for Making the Best Toasted Sandwiches

Make sure you have one of the best sandwich toasters

There is very little point in deigning to make the best toasted sandwich recipes if you do not have a sandwich toaster which is up to the job. The right tools are necessary to perform any task with distinction and making toasted sandwiches is no exception. If you already have a quality toasted sandwich maker, all good and well. If not, you may wish to consider investing in one of the quality toasted sandwich makers featured below on The investment may very well prove more than worthwhile in the long term by heightening the quality of the toasted sandwiches you are able to produce.


The Basic Guide to Making Toasted Sandwiches

How to make sure you get it right from the start

There is nothing complicated in the making of toasted sandwiches but - as with anything else - there are always aspects of debate and controversy which can creep in to the equation. One such debate is whether it is necessary to use real butter when making toasted sandwiches or whether a butter substitute such as margarine is acceptable. I have to be honest and say that although I have tried using butter substitutes when making toasted sandwiches, I have found that the quality is very much compromised in such instances. Yes, of course it is down to personal preference - but my recommendation would always be to use real butter.


Safety Tips for Making Toasted Sandwiches

A factor it is always important to consider in the kitchen

Whenever we are performing any task in the kitchen, we should always be conscious of the relevant safety factors. Making toasted sandwiches involves using an appliance which will become very hot immediately prior to, during and even after the cooking process. It is important, therefore, to be careful not to touch the hot plates on the sandwich maker and to keep small children out of the road during these times.

NB Note also that the filling in toasted sandwiches is likely to remain very hot for a time after cooking. This is particularly the case where such as cheese has been used and will have melted. It is important to guard against burning your mouth in this way and allow these sandwiches sufficient time to cool.


Cheese, Sage and Onion Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Quick, easy - and delicious!

Sage and onion is of course the basis of a common form of turkey stuffing but both go extremely well with cheese. This is therefore the toasted sandwich recipe which I probably prepare most often, both for its taste and its simplicity.

Filling Ingredients

1oz grated cheddar (or other hard) cheese

1/4 small onion (very finely chopped)

Generous pinch of dried sage

Freshly ground black pepper


Mix the four ingredients thoroughly together in a bowl with a small spoon. Sit the first slice of bread butter side down in the sandwich maker and very carefully spoon the mixture on top, Leaving a narrow gap around the edges. Place the second side of bread on top, butter side up, and close the lid of the sandwich toaster. Most toasted sandwich makers will indicate by a light coming on that the toasted sandwich is ready but around three to four minutes is the average timescale.

Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

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Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Bacon and Tomato Toasted Sandwich Recipe

Perfect for breakfast or as a simple lunch

This bacon and tomato toasted sandwich recipe is not only absolutely delicious but also makes for a very attractive presentation if you perhaps want to serve it to a lunch guest. Please note very carefully, however, that it is essential the bacon be cooked before it is used in the toasted sandwich.


2 slices of buttered bread

2 bacon rashers

4 slices of tomato

1 tsp freshly chopped flat leaf parsley

Freshly ground black pepper


The first step is to grill the bacon and then roughly chop it as shown. The toasted sandwich maker should only at that point be put on to heat. The ingredients should then be assembled in the order of the first slice of bread, the bacon, the pepper, the tomato slices, the parsley and the second slice of bread. Note that no salt should be needed in this toasted sandwich recipe as the bacon should provide all the seasoning required in that respect.

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Egg and Parsley Toasted Sandwich Recipe

A classic combination

The first step towards perfect results with an egg toasted sandwich recipe is to ensure that the egg is always removed from the refrigerator at least two hours prior to attempting to cook with it. This is not just a guideline but an essential requirement for cooking with eggs, especially when they are to be such as fried, poached or boiled.


2 slices of buttered bread

1 large egg

1 tsp freshly chopped parsley

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


When the egg has been allowed to reach room temperature, break it carefully in to a small bowl or cup. Pour the egg from this cup on to the first slice of bread in the toasted sandwich maker, season with salt and pepper and then sprinkle on the parsley before adding the second slice of bread.

Toasted Sandwich Recipes or Traditional Sandwich Recipes? - Which is your choice?

Do you prefer toasted sandwich recipes or traditional sandwich recipes?

Toasted Sandwich Recipe Ideas Around the Web - Lots more ideas for you to try

Thank you for your visit to this page and for hopefully taking the time to read through it.

Any feedback which you have may be left below.

What is Your Favourite Toasted Sandwich?

peachy from Home Sweet Home on May 16, 2016:

i love all these recipes, very easy to follow and I gotta buy a sandwich maker

Tracy Smith from Maryville, TN on June 15, 2014:

Nice recipes. Thanks for the inspiration. We just got a sandwich maker, old to me but new to my teens, the family is loving coming up with new ideas.

queenofduvetcover on February 24, 2014:

I love my toasted sandwiches with ham, cheese, tomatoes, shredded cabbage and pickles! But I want to try the bacon and tomato recipe. Thanks for sharing!

philstephens on May 30, 2013:

I love toasted sandwiches, my favourite (by far!) is baked beans and cheese. The seal the sandwich maker creates stops the beans spilling out. Beware though! It is piping hot!

kabbalah lm on February 28, 2013:

Toasted salami

heehaw lm on December 21, 2012:

i need to try some above way of preparing the sandwiches.

angelbucket on November 04, 2012:

Cheese and Marmite for me :)

flycatcherrr on November 01, 2012:

@SteveKaye: Hey, so do I. :)

flycatcherrr on November 01, 2012:

I'm going to try the Cheese, Sage and Onion one you've got here - it sounds wonderful.

KimGiancaterino on September 22, 2012:

Anything veggie works for me!

anonymous on July 28, 2012:

egg sandwich is yemmy

rawwwwwws lm on July 19, 2012:

Any toasted sandwich is good.. Yum!

SteveKaye on May 10, 2012:

Drum roll, please. Ready? I like almond butter on toasted organic wheat bread.

StaCslns on March 22, 2012:

I love just an old fashioned grilled cheese! Great ideas here!!

Edwardjames81 on March 14, 2012:

Cheese and chorizzo

anonymous on February 17, 2012:

Tuna, Mayo, Sweetcorn and cheddar. A few chilli flakes if you like a little heat. Yum

Sher Ritchie on January 25, 2012:

I love toasted sandwiches! Thankyou for showing how to make them!

anonymous on January 21, 2012:

Lightly butter outside of bread,add a slice of good ham,evenly spread ham with good english mustard,add cheese of choice,i prefer a mature cheddar.Serve tomato relish alongside....yum

anonymous on January 03, 2012:

enjoyed your lens, great little snack for me when I need something warm.

anonymous on December 04, 2011:

I stopped by earlier and had to take a break for a toasted sandwich....cheese, sage and onion is yummy!

anonymous on November 02, 2011:

I like your lens and the different recipes. My favorite sandwich is Ham, cheese and turkey with fired wegg in it on pmpernickle bread.

bames24 lm on May 30, 2011:

great lens and thanks for sharing your sandwich recipes... :)

anonymous on May 09, 2011:

Thank you for sharing all these great ideas.

Gordon N Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on March 25, 2011:

@Bill Armstrong: Hi, Billy. Thanks very much for your comments and I would be honoured. I am working extremely long hours at the moment which is why I am not around Squidoo much but hope to catch up soon.

Bill Armstrong from Valencia, California on March 25, 2011:

Gordon, would you have any objections i I lensroll any of your lenses?

Bill Armstrong from Valencia, California on March 20, 2011:

awe them

Francis Luxford from United Kingdom on February 03, 2011:

Oh boy, this Lens made me so hungry! Thanks for a delicious Lens!

Francis Luxford from United Kingdom on February 03, 2011:

Cheese and onion for me!

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