Tasty sandwich recipes: all you need to know

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Tuna Mayo Sandwich with Baby Gem

5 min prep | Serves 1

Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Dill Cream Cheese

5 min prep | Serves 1 | Free 2-month Audible subscription

Serrano Ham & Mozzarella Roll with Fig Jam and Rocket

5 min prep | Serves 1

Chipotle Chicken Mayo Pretzel Bun

5 min prep | Serves 1

Tuna Mayo Seeded Roll with Baby Gem Lettuce

5 min prep | Serves 1

Vietnamese Style Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo, Slaw and Coriander

5 min prep | Serves 1 | Free 2-month Audible subscription

Coronation Chicken Sandwich with Mango Chutney & Rocket

5 min prep | Serves 1 | Win a free Black+Blum lunch box

Halloumi, Balsamic Roasted Pepper and Avocado Brunch Sarnie with Breakfast Potatoes

Serves 2

Vietnamese Style Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo, Slaw and Coriander

5 min prep | Serves 1 | Win a free Black+Blum lunch box

Ultimate Brunch Sarnie

with Breakfast Potatoes | Serves 2

Steak Sandwich with Fried Potatoes

with a Mustardy Rocket and Tomato Salad

Tandoori Chicken Naan-wich and Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

with Tomato, Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad and Mint Yoghurt

Barbecue Chicken Sarnie

with Dressed Baby Gem and Sweet Potato Fries

Minute Steak Ciabatta with Fried Potatoes

Three Steps | Ready in 10

Middle Eastern Style Chicken Hotpot

with Coronation Chicken Ciabatta

Make a tasty sandwich with these ideas

Some of the best and unique sandwich fillings

Everyone loves a good sandwich, whether it’s packed full of classic sandwich fillings like ham and tomato or lettuce and cucumber, or given an indulgent twist with a range of chutneys and other decadent sandwich fillings. And it’s not just about the inside. Try different breads and pair them up with delicious sandwich fillings, think pretzel buns, rye bread with the sandwich filling on top, or a soft, fluffy roll. Here’s just a few of our sandwich filling favourites.

  • Sweet Chilli Chicken Sarnie with Rocket, Tomato and Mayo
  • Chicken, Serrano Ham and Avocado Roll
  • Vietnamese Style Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo, Slaw and Coriander
  • Coronation Chicken Sandwich with Mango Chutney & Rocket

Looking for a way to spice up a vegetarian sandwich?

It’s simple to do, just think out of the box and take a look at our delicious vegetarian sandwich filling ideas:

  • Cheese and Caramelised Onion Roll with Rocket and Tomato
  • Goats Cheese & Rocket Pretzel Bun with Walnut Mayonnaise
  • Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado Roll with Pesto and Rocket.

Lunch sandwich ideas

No one wants the same old lunch sandwich on repeat, but when you’re busy and need to make something quickly, it can be easy to just rustle up the dish you’re used to. And that’s where we’re here to help, bringing you a fresh new look on lunch with our lunch sandwich ideas. Get ready to turn your lunch into something to look forward to...

Sandwich ideas for work

It’s so important to have a proper lunch break. Looking for a lunch that you can take out and about?
There’s lots of lunch sandwich ideas out there from vegetarian lunch sandwich ideas like Goat’s Cheese and Caramelised Onion to those that make your lunchtime bite that little bit more indulgent, psst, we love a Coronation Chicken Sandwich with Mango Chutney and Rocket.
For a wholesome take on lunch sandwich ideas? Swap your normal white bread for a granary roll or lunch wrap, which can be filled with delicious fillings from tuna mixed with lemon and black pepper to a Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado mix and more.
Make it in the morning, then pop it in a container and take it outside for a break away from your desk for a lunch sandwich idea you can look forward to.

Some of the best and unique sandwich fillings

Everyone loves a good sandwich, whether it’s packed full of classic sandwich fillings like ham and tomato or lettuce and cucumber, or given an indulgent twist with a range of chutneys and other decadent sandwich fillings. And it’s not just about the inside. Try different breads and pair them up with delicious sandwich fillings, think pretzel buns, rye bread with the sandwich filling on top, or a soft, fluffy roll. Here’s just a few of our sandwich filling favourites.

  • Sweet Chilli Chicken Sarnie with Rocket, Tomato and Mayo
  • Chicken, Serrano Ham and Avocado Roll
  • Vietnamese Style Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo, Slaw and Coriander
  • Coronation Chicken Sandwich with Mango Chutney & Rocket

Looking for a way to spice up a vegetarian sandwich?

It’s simple to do, just think out of the box and take a look at our delicious vegetarian sandwich filling ideas:

  • Cheese and Caramelised Onion Roll with Rocket and Tomato
  • Goats Cheese & Rocket Pretzel Bun with Walnut Mayonnaise
  • Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado Roll with Pesto and Rocket.

Lunch sandwich ideas

No one wants the same old lunch sandwich on repeat, but when you’re busy and need to make something quickly, it can be easy to just rustle up the dish you’re used to. And that’s where we’re here to help, bringing you a fresh new look on lunch with our lunch sandwich ideas. Get ready to turn your lunch into something to look forward to...

Sandwich ideas for work

It’s so important to have a proper lunch break. Looking for a lunch that you can take out and about?
There’s lots of lunch sandwich ideas out there from vegetarian lunch sandwich ideas like Goat’s Cheese and Caramelised Onion to those that make your lunchtime bite that little bit more indulgent, psst, we love a Coronation Chicken Sandwich with Mango Chutney and Rocket.
For a wholesome take on lunch sandwich ideas? Swap your normal white bread for a granary roll or lunch wrap, which can be filled with delicious fillings from tuna mixed with lemon and black pepper to a Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado mix and more.
Make it in the morning, then pop it in a container and take it outside for a break away from your desk for a lunch sandwich idea you can look forward to.

Ideas for afternoon tea sandwiches

  • Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? Especially when it’s stacked full of delicious sandwiches packed full of fillings. And it’s so simple to make, you just need to get those afternoon tea sandwiches spot on. Need a hand? We’re here to give you the lowdown on high tea sandwiches and vegetarian afternoon tea sandwich ideas.
  • The first thing to consider when it comes to afternoon tea sandwich recipes is variety. Think, little chunky rolls, delicate finger foods, stacked club sandwiches and even open-faced sandwiches.
  • You can even make a standard sandwich look pretty, simply by cutting off the crusts and cutting it into small pieces.
  • Once you’ve decided on the presentation, it’s time to think about afternoon tea sandwich fillings. We love the idea of giving one of your high tea sandwiches a sweet and savoury twist - so give a Cheese and Caramelised Onion sandwich filling a try, or give traditional afternoon tea sandwich fillings a twist. Sprinkle chives and fresh mint over a tuna and cucumber sandwich to really make it pop, or cut down a bagel and pop some salt beef on the top to make a showstopper.
  • Need some vegetarian afternoon tea sandwiches? Play on a classic afternoon tea sandwich filling and bring curry flavours to traditional egg sandwich recipes with coronation egg mayo or make mini Goats Cheese and Rocket Pretzel Buns.
  • Got guests with a sweet tooth? Think a little out of the box and add scones or sweet afternoon tea sandwich fillings like jams, peanut butter or chutney and cheese.

How to make a panini at home

A panini is a great lunch or dinner time sandwich idea and there’s so many ways on how to make a panini and make it deliciously pop.
So how do you make a panini at home? The first thing to think about is the ingredients. We like to pack our panini with lashings of cheese that melts as your panini cooks - think Cheddar, mozzarella, goat’s cheese or brie. Once you have that covered it’s time to add to your panini ingredients. Meat eater? Pair your brie with cooked bacon and chutney. Looking for vegetarian panini filling ideas? You can’t go wrong with tomatoes and basil packed in with your mozzarella or caramelised onion with your goat’s cheese panini.
Pack in your chosen panini ingredients and pop them on your panini press for a tasty way on how to make a panini at home.

How to make a panini without a press


Not got a panini press? The good news is that you can make a panini without a press and without dirtying any pans. And it’s so simple to do. Just assemble your sandwich with your favourite panini filling. Take some foil and completely wrap your panini into it and pop it into your grill for around 6 minutes, turning it halfway through and pressing it down with a spatula. When it’s done carefully take it out, open the foil and savour your panini made at home without a press. Simply delicious.

Ideas for afternoon tea sandwiches

  • Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? Especially when it’s stacked full of delicious sandwiches packed full of fillings. And it’s so simple to make, you just need to get those afternoon tea sandwiches spot on. Need a hand? We’re here to give you the lowdown on high tea sandwiches and vegetarian afternoon tea sandwich ideas.
  • The first thing to consider when it comes to afternoon tea sandwich recipes is variety. Think, little chunky rolls, delicate finger foods, stacked club sandwiches and even open-faced sandwiches.
  • You can even make a standard sandwich look pretty, simply by cutting off the crusts and cutting it into small pieces.
  • Once you’ve decided on the presentation, it’s time to think about afternoon tea sandwich fillings. We love the idea of giving one of your high tea sandwiches a sweet and savoury twist - so give a Cheese and Caramelised Onion sandwich filling a try, or give traditional afternoon tea sandwich fillings a twist. Sprinkle chives and fresh mint over a tuna and cucumber sandwich to really make it pop, or cut down a bagel and pop some salt beef on the top to make a showstopper.
  • Need some vegetarian afternoon tea sandwiches? Play on a classic afternoon tea sandwich filling and bring curry flavours to traditional egg sandwich recipes with coronation egg mayo or make mini Goats Cheese and Rocket Pretzel Buns.
  • Got guests with a sweet tooth? Think a little out of the box and add scones or sweet afternoon tea sandwich fillings like jams, peanut butter or chutney and cheese.

How to make a panini at home

A panini is a great lunch or dinner time sandwich idea and there’s so many ways on how to make a panini and make it deliciously pop.
So how do you make a panini at home? The first thing to think about is the ingredients. We like to pack our panini with lashings of cheese that melts as your panini cooks - think Cheddar, mozzarella, goat’s cheese or brie. Once you have that covered it’s time to add to your panini ingredients. Meat eater? Pair your brie with cooked bacon and chutney. Looking for vegetarian panini filling ideas? You can’t go wrong with tomatoes and basil packed in with your mozzarella or caramelised onion with your goat’s cheese panini.
Pack in your chosen panini ingredients and pop them on your panini press for a tasty way on how to make a panini at home.

How to make a panini without a press


Not got a panini press? The good news is that you can make a panini without a press and without dirtying any pans. And it’s so simple to do. Just assemble your sandwich with your favourite panini filling. Take some foil and completely wrap your panini into it and pop it into your grill for around 6 minutes, turning it halfway through and pressing it down with a spatula. When it’s done carefully take it out, open the foil and savour your panini made at home without a press. Simply delicious.

Sandwich ideas for kids

  • Kids love sandwiches, whether they’re babies who are just starting out and looking for soft finger foods to toddlers or older kids who take sandwiches to school for lunch. But how can you really make sandwich fillings for kids really pop and ensure they are eating a wholesome lunch at the same time? Here’s our sandwich ideas for kids.
  • Children’s sandwich ideas can be a little bit tricky to crack, especially when you have fussy little ones, so think out of the rectangles when it comes to children’s sandwich ideas.Toddlers love to have their imaginations stimulated so cut those kids’ sandwiches into shapes, think stars, hearts, circles or any other shape you have a sandwich cutter for, then creative with the fillings. Little one not a fan of veg? Make that into a shape too and pop it alongside their cheese or ham sandwich with a dip like hummus for something interesting on their plates.
  • Got an older one and looking for sandwich ideas for school? The trick is to think dry - after all no one likes a soggy sandwich that’s been packed the morning before. Stop this from happening, pack a bagel, pretzel bun or roll with sandwich fillings for kids, like cheese, ham, chicken or anything else they like. Then pop the wetter ingredients into a little pot, ready to be added at lunchtime for a perfect sandwich idea for school.

Delightful Sandwich Recipes for Busy Bees and Gourmets

Close your eyes and imagine the perfect sandwich. Is it loaded with stacks of fresh vegetables, mouthwatering meats, melty cheese, and a flavorful sauce that ties the whole thing together? There’s something really satisfying about biting into a perfectly made sandwich, especially if you’ve got the proportions of bread and filling just right. At HelloFresh, we want you to perfect the art of making tasty sandwiches for you and your family. That’s why our seasoned chefs keep on coming up with delicious sandwich recipes that make for fresh and well-balanced meals, but only take minimal effort in the kitchen. In case you want to cut out the meat, there are plenty of vegetarian sandwich recipes in our collection that quickly take you to flavor town!

Sandwich ideas for kids

  • Kids love sandwiches, whether they’re babies who are just starting out and looking for soft finger foods to toddlers or older kids who take sandwiches to school for lunch. But how can you really make sandwich fillings for kids really pop and ensure they are eating a wholesome lunch at the same time? Here’s our sandwich ideas for kids.
  • Children’s sandwich ideas can be a little bit tricky to crack, especially when you have fussy little ones, so think out of the rectangles when it comes to children’s sandwich ideas.Toddlers love to have their imaginations stimulated so cut those kids’ sandwiches into shapes, think stars, hearts, circles or any other shape you have a sandwich cutter for, then creative with the fillings. Little one not a fan of veg? Make that into a shape too and pop it alongside their cheese or ham sandwich with a dip like hummus for something interesting on their plates.
  • Got an older one and looking for sandwich ideas for school? The trick is to think dry - after all no one likes a soggy sandwich that’s been packed the morning before. Stop this from happening, pack a bagel, pretzel bun or roll with sandwich fillings for kids, like cheese, ham, chicken or anything else they like. Then pop the wetter ingredients into a little pot, ready to be added at lunchtime for a perfect sandwich idea for school.

Delightful Sandwich Recipes for Busy Bees and Gourmets

Close your eyes and imagine the perfect sandwich. Is it loaded with stacks of fresh vegetables, mouthwatering meats, melty cheese, and a flavorful sauce that ties the whole thing together? There’s something really satisfying about biting into a perfectly made sandwich, especially if you’ve got the proportions of bread and filling just right. At HelloFresh, we want you to perfect the art of making tasty sandwiches for you and your family. That’s why our seasoned chefs keep on coming up with delicious sandwich recipes that make for fresh and well-balanced meals, but only take minimal effort in the kitchen. In case you want to cut out the meat, there are plenty of vegetarian sandwich recipes in our collection that quickly take you to flavor town!

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The extras from last night’s dinner can make a wonderful filling for tomorrow’s sandwich.

Sandwiches: A Global Hit with Many Facets

There’s hardly another food that is more universally loved than the sandwich. In fact, chances are good that wherever you go in this world, you’ll find a yummy version of this dish that celebrates the local flavors and ingredients of the region you are in. That right there is the beauty of the sandwich: It isn’t only incredibly practical, but also one of the most versatile foods we can think of. From golden American grilled cheese sandwiches and the decadent French Croque Monsieur, to the complex flavors of a Vietnamese Bánh Mì, sandwiches have a million different ways to be delicious. Are you hungry yet? Find new sandwich ideas inspired by your favorite world cuisine in our sandwich recipe collection!

#FreshTips

The extras from last night’s dinner can make a wonderful filling for tomorrow’s sandwich.

Sandwiches: A Global Hit with Many Facets

There’s hardly another food that is more universally loved than the sandwich. In fact, chances are good that wherever you go in this world, you’ll find a yummy version of this dish that celebrates the local flavors and ingredients of the region you are in. That right there is the beauty of the sandwich: It isn’t only incredibly practical, but also one of the most versatile foods we can think of. From golden American grilled cheese sandwiches and the decadent French Croque Monsieur, to the complex flavors of a Vietnamese Bánh Mì, sandwiches have a million different ways to be delicious. Are you hungry yet? Find new sandwich ideas inspired by your favorite world cuisine in our sandwich recipe collection!

The UK's Favourite Sandwiches

Delicious, filling and perfect at any time of the day, what's not to love about the humble sandwich? We've uncovered the UK's favourite sandwiches in honour of British Sandwich Week. Find out where your go-to sarnie places below:

The Top Sandwiches in the UK

Long live the sandwich!

With picnics and outdoor adventures back on the agenda for 2021, the popularity of sandwiches is up 49% in the UK, as we look for new inspiration for our sandwich fillings.
To celebrate British Sandwich Week, we have crunched the numbers to find out just which filling is our favourite. For each sandwich type, we've looked at the average number of monthly searches, along with the total number of Instagram posts and TikTok views. We've combined them all together to crown the country's favourites.

  • Taking the crown as the UK's favourite is the chicken sandwich. In total, online coverage of this meaty sandwich totals over 2 billion, including 3,700 monthly searches, 385,449 Instagram posts and 2,136,000,000 TikTok views.
  • In second place is a true morning staple, the breakfast sandwich. It totals over 135 million in collective online coverage.
  • The egg sandwich takes the third spot in the UK’s favourite sandwiches, with over 100 million hits online.

#BritishSandwichWeek

Over 65% of the top 20 sandwiches in the UK contain meat.

Britain’s Top Sandwiches Based on Total Online Searches, Instagram Posts & TikTok Views

  1. Chicken sandwich (2,136,389,149)
  2. Breakfast sandwich (135,989,966)
  3. Egg sandwich (100,851,539)
  4. Ham sandwich (59,058,603)
  5. Cheese sandwich (18,975,440)
  6. Club sandwich (17,924,263)
  7. Grilled cheese sandwich (17,615,144)
  8. Ham and cheese sandwich (12,312,102)
  9. Pulled pork sandwich (7,379,064)
  10. Steak sandwich (7,115,402)
  11. Cuban sandwich (5,322,856)
  12. Bacon sandwich (4,754,811)
  13. Turkey sandwich (2,781,322)
  14. Pastrami sandwich (2,467,477)
  15. BLT sandwich (2,157,574)
  16. McChicken sandwich (2,104,368)
  17. Tuna sandwich (1,907,226)
  18. Avocado sandwich (1,826,312)
  19. Bombay sandwich (1,812,097)
  20. Reuben sandwich (1,514,258)
  21. Beef sandwich (1,420,543)
  22. Crisp sandwich (1,407,441)
  23. Cucumber sandwich (1,107,820)
  24. Toast sandwich (943,947)
  25. Roast beef sandwich (588,782)
  26. Fish finger sandwich (374,733)
  27. Chicken club sandwich (355,867)
  28. Salmon sandwich (318,045)
  29. Jam sandwich (312,284)
  30. Fried egg sandwich (299,406)
  31. Egg mayo sandwich (122,643)
  32. Baloney sandwich (94,954)
  33. Coronation chicken sandwich (25,065)
  34. Corned beef sandwich (11,860)
  35. Prawn sandwich (5,400)
  36. Halloumi sandwich (3,351)
  37. Ploughmans sandwich (1,802)

Long live the sandwich!

With picnics and outdoor adventures back on the agenda for 2021, the popularity of sandwiches is up 49% in the UK, as we look for new inspiration for our sandwich fillings.
To celebrate British Sandwich Week, we have crunched the numbers to find out just which filling is our favourite. For each sandwich type, we've looked at the average number of monthly searches, along with the total number of Instagram posts and TikTok views. We've combined them all together to crown the country's favourites.

  • Taking the crown as the UK's favourite is the chicken sandwich. In total, online coverage of this meaty sandwich totals over 2 billion, including 3,700 monthly searches, 385,449 Instagram posts and 2,136,000,000 TikTok views.
  • In second place is a true morning staple, the breakfast sandwich. It totals over 135 million in collective online coverage.
  • The egg sandwich takes the third spot in the UK’s favourite sandwiches, with over 100 million hits online.

#BritishSandwichWeek

Over 65% of the top 20 sandwiches in the UK contain meat.

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